Making experiences that leave lasting impressions

Founded in 2011 with a collaborative spirit, Majestyk’s vision is to create a better everyday life through exceptional experiences.

As a team of passionate and innovative thinkers, we are driven to create digital products that leave lasting impressions. At our foundation is the belief that bold strategic vision is about giving your business the tools it needs to grow and thrive. Our digital solutions are crafted to achieve exceptional results that combine smart business strategy, tech savvy thinking and the ability to connect with consumers.Majestyk has served some of the world’s most emerging tech, toy, social,lifestyle, fashion, auto, pharmaceutical and hospitality brands. 

 

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2011
Majestyk
265 West 37th Street, Suite 618
New York, NY 10018
United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

IBM

Citi Bank

Ally Auto

Cognitoys

Elemental Path

Audiomack

Suite Retail

Chapter

Prestige Mills

Jump Ramp Games

and many more!

SuiteRetail - iOS and Web

SuiteRetail specializes in cloud-based omni-channel retail solutions that integrate into world-class business platforms such as NetSuite and Salesforce.

Their scalable, feature-rich and lightweight point of sales platform is widely used across the country at major retailers including Dylan’s Candy Bar and Jonathan Adler. SuiteRetail approached Majestyk to help them take their existing Windows POS application and port it over to iOS for iPhone and iPad. Additional features were integrated into the newly ported iOS application including eSignatures, cash drawer management, credit card swiping, barcode scanner integration and PCI compliance.

Audiomack - iOS and Android

AudioMack is a music distribution app and website tailored to provide artists with an easy, professional and free way to share their music — giving fans access to charts that showcase the most popular music in real-time.

Addressing the need for a reliable and inexpensive platform for artists and fans alike, AudioMack has a unique positioning in the marketplace with 10+ million unique visits to their site and 100k downloads on iOS. AudioMack came to us looking for help in cleaning up their existing iOS app as well as helping to get them into the Android market. We worked closely with their team to make improvements and updates to their iOS app while also developing their native Android app from the ground up. The strategic work led to a successful unification of their brand assets as well as a successful introduction into the Android market with over 10K downloads within the first 3 days.

Pepsi - iOS

As an established global brand, Pepsi is continuously developing new ways to reach consumers and spur growth through innovative products.

Amongst its suite of assets is, Pepsi Pass, a brand loyalty app that encourages constant engagement between the brand, its customer base and prospective consumers. It leverages social interaction and provides incentivized use of the app in an already natural setting. By hanging out with friends who have the app, taking selfies together, scanning bottle codes or visiting select Pepsi locations, users can win physical prizes like meals, concert tickets, and getaways. 

Majestyk was brought on as a triage partner to fix and optimize the existing Pepsi Pass Android application. With the app experiencing persistent crashes, Pepsi wanted a partner to help resolve bugs and bring the app up to speed. Brought on through The Barbarian Group, we worked to address these issues and stabilize the application for growth.

The...

Hooch - iOS

Hooch is the first-ever subscription cocktail society. It offers members a free drink every day, at over 500 top bars and restaurants around the world. The unique platform structure allows members to discover new bars in their city and business owners to attract new clientele.

With an existing iOS prototype, Hooch was seeking investment to bring their vision a step further. Majestyk was tasked with implementing their existing design into a working product; one that could help drive interest from investors and early adopters. Working closely with the Hooch team to help them understand proper development processes, we set up an infrastructure and standard of quality that immediately gave the brand credibility, positioning them for growth.

The app has since gone on to raise several funding rounds form a star-studded list of investors including entrepreneur and philanthropist Russell Simmons, Tory Burch co-founder Chris Burch, Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, NBA...

Citi Fitness - iOS and Android

Citibank is one of today’s preeminent financial services companies built to create highly diversified financial services delivering simple, flexible and powerful solutions to consumers across the globe. Their massive employee base manages millions of customer accounts across six continents.

With such an extensive network contributing to the success of the company, Citibank continuously looks for ways to build long-term relationships with its staff and develop a healthy working environment. Their most recent initiative aimed to promote health and wellness between its employees through a month long competition. Individuals were asked to track their fitness activities through an app which delivered real-time company wide statistics with an end goal of rewarding staffers for their contributions and participating in helping to promote healthier living. 

Majestyk partnered with RFI to bring this creative vision to life. Working closely with RFI’s design team and...

CogniToys - iOS, Android, Web, UI/UX and Branding

CogniToys are internet-connected smart toys that learn and grow alongside children. Cloud-based and speech-enabled, CogniToys are redefining interactive learning in the digital age.

The IBM Watson-powered dinosaurs are equipped with fun personalities and oodles of information, allowing them to deliver the kind of personalized play experience every kid deserves. 

CogniToys sought to build a product that was both technologically advanced and kid friendly; a brand that appealed to both technophiles and children alike. With their focus on the development of the physical toy and its hardware, we were given creative freedom to bring the brand to life.

Working closely with the team, we developed a brand DNA that was both fun and smart – creating and defining logos, iconography, appropriate typography and a brand manual. Furthering the CogniToys ecosystem, we also created multiple consumer touch points including an onboarding app, website, and ecomm...

IBM - iOS

Since the recent partnership with Apple, IBM has made a significant push into the mobile space, most notably through their Bluemix services.

IBM Bluemix is an implementation of IBM’s Open Cloud Architecture, based on Cloud Foundry, that enables users to rapidly create, deploy and manage their cloud applications. It delivers enterprise-level services that can be easily integrated without needing to know how to install or configure. 

As an incredible tool and new service, IBM was seeking a marketing solution that could easily be used to showcase the Bluemix service. Partnering with The Barbarian Group to create an iOS app, Majestyk was tasked with developing code that would integrate with the platform. The final product has been put to use by IBM employees as a working demo and marketing tool for the Bluemix services.

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App UI/UX Design for Wearables Company

"They worked well with our unorthodox approach in a very startup-like environment." 

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Majestyk developed the UX and UI for a custom software solution. They used a variety of Adobe programs to create wireframes, a sketch file, and a group of user flows.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
CIO, Wearworks
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The designs and sketch file delivered had a significant positive impact on the solution’s future course. Majestyk was willing to alter their schedule to meet situational exigencies and adapted to a unique work culture. They were active listeners and viewed meetings deadlines as an imperative.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CIO of a haptic design company that focuses on creating solutions for blind or visually impaired individuals. Our first product is a wearable tech wristband that helps guide people from one location to another.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

We had a hardware solution but we needed a software interface to help the user work through the device in terms of onboarding and using it in the real world. Being that the device is for blind and visually impaired individuals, the project needed to be well thought out, especially in terms of the software.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We were supposed to work with them in terms of development, but we ended up focusing more on UX and UI wireframes and designs. We came out of the project with a sketch file and a whole set of user flows. Technology-wise they used Adobe Illustrator, Sketch, and InDesign.

What is the team composition?

Two of their designers worked under the supervision of their CTO. We worked with the two designers for the majority of the project.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

We needed a team that could jump in and tackle an unorthodox problem on the fly. We didn’t want a team that was too stuck in their ways, and from the first couple interactions with Majestyk it was clear that were digesting everything that we were saying and not making assumptions.

They seemed like a good fit because they didn’t only demonstrate the requisite experience, but a visual-focus, which we found important as a company because we focus on designs that go hand-in-hand with functionality.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $10,000–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since May 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We went in thinking that they would develop the project, but they suggested that we focus more on the interface first. We came out with the entire design of the app, so the new trajectory changed our project for the better.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

They had their own set of project management tools and were very vocal and clear about their deadlines. They worked with us to shift deadlines because of our working style; our pace varies from month to month.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s mostly their flexibility. They worked well with our unorthodox approach in a very startup-like environment.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We realized that the sketch file they provided was dense and had multiple unnecessary layers but that might’ve been a timing issue—valuing speed over reducing redundancy is something we understood.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They adhered to everything they could adhere to.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They worked with us within our budget.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We didn't finish everything we’d hope for, in terms of development and design, but we shifted our schedule too. It's a team thing.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I wouldn't hesitate to refer them. They're great.

Web Dev for Talent Booking Platform

“We’re one of their smaller projects, so making time for us meant a lot.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

Majestyk developed a startup’s website from scratch. They collaborated to establish project goals and design a new company logo. The website features external links to relevant social media pages.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Matt McCann
CFO, Bran G Entertainment LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Majestyk developed a top-notch website with excellent frontend design. They’re accommodating to limited resources and can deliver projects within strict deadlines. A transparent approach builds trust and facilitates mutually beneficial partnerships.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CFO of Bran G Entertainment, LLC. We’re a talent booking and consultant agency within the entertainment industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

We wanted to develop a landing page to promote our company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We only asked for a landing page because we’re a startup and have budget constraints. Majestyk gave us workflows to fill out and then helped expand our idea into an impactful deliverable. They were able to work within our limitations to build out a complete website. The site features external references and links to our clients’ social media accounts. They were also able to create a new company logo and integrate its color scheme with the web design.

What is the team composition?

I worked directly with both their president and VP. Another person from their team handled the graphic design.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

I went to high school with Majestyk’s president and had trusted him in the past. After finding him on LinkedIn, I checked out his company’s website and was extremely impressed with the quality and fluidity of its design. I didn’t have other connections in the web development industry, so I reached out. Luckily, he was receptive and able to connect me with his team.

How much have you invested with them?

The project cost around $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

This project took place from November 2017–April 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were excited to see what Majestyk could deliver and the results don’t disappoint. The quality of our website is now on par with their own.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate through email, text, and phone calls. I’d occasionally meet the president over lunch when the subject matter would be better communicated face-to-face. They’d usually respond to email within 2–3 hours. They understood what we wanted to accomplish with the site and completed everything on-time and within budget. Utilizing freelancers to supplement development teams ensures timely deliverables.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They invited me to tour their office and gain an understanding of their process and company culture. This quickly built a mutual trust considering they’re extremely busy and our project is on their smaller scale. The willingness to make time for us illustrates their integrity.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’re a great company with an excellent logo and website. However, they could expand their marketing efforts to reach small business owners and startups. Everyone should know about them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We’re one of their smaller projects, so making time for us meant a lot.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    This project could’ve easily cost more, but they’re helping smaller companies establish a brand.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The website exceeded expectations.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I tell everyone I can about them.

Mobile App Dev for Business Development Consulting Firm

“Their professionalism is incomparable and their responsiveness is second to none.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2015 - 2017
Project summary: 

Majestyk provides customized app development for a business consultancy. Using a fixed process, they have completed multiple projects of varying complexity in an array of industries.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, District of Columbia
Moe Vela
CEO, The Vela Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They thoroughly assess each project and are able to master diverse concepts. They are responsible and have never missed a deadline. They make themselves understood and are considerate of budgetary restrictions.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the CEO and president of a business development consulting firm. We work with small and medium-sized businesses in several countries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

We needed a firm to help our company and our clients with customized app development for various products, services, and efforts.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve done three or four projects with them. A couple of the apps they produced were very complex and user-facing. They handled every project well, no matter how complicated or simplistic.

One project involved a huge network of healthcare providers and included a bidding component. Another was an app that operated like LinkedIn, but for a niche segmentation. Each project was very unique, with very different end objectives. They handled each project with an equal level of attention and never flinched.

What is the team composition?

There’s a team of about five. I have access to the developers if I need to speak with them directly, but I try to respect their process and usually communicate with the project manager.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

I met Don (Co-Founder & CEO, Majestyk) at a VetsInTech conference. He’s a former Marine, and I want to support veterans in any way I can.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $100,000–$200,000 on all of our projects with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2015 and the most recent project concluded at the end of last year. We don’t have any current projects open, but we keep in close contact and hope to use them again.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Every single time we work together, they provide consistency and a very specific process. They assess each project, understand our fundamental needs, and provide detailed proposals. They’re thorough, easy to understand, and they’re able to master concepts. Even in instances where our client didn’t use an app for business reasons, Majestyk always delivered high-quality work on time.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

Their professionalism is incomparable and their responsiveness is second to none. If there is a bug or a crash—which has only happened once or twice since we started working together—they take responsibility and immediately do whatever it takes to fix it. They make sure we have the product and service we signed up for.

Most of our communication is by phone and email. I try not to micromanage my contractors, so I don’t use a daily tracking system. We set deadlines and give them a chance to deliver on them. That’s how I measure success. Majestyk has never missed a deadline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their humility is impressive. They’re good, honest, talented people and I haven’t found a more gracious and professional group of app developers. They’re wonderfully understanding of budget limitations and they come up with reasonable and sensitive pricing adjustments.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They might be a little too humble for their own good. They could be much larger as a company, but their humility might get in their way. More people should benefit from their talent.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don’t get a quote from a competitor; Majestyk will work within budgetary constraints. They are also majority veteran-owned. Hiring a veteran-owned company is the smallest way to say thank you to our former service members.

5.0
Overall Score I cannot praise Majestyk and their team enough. They’re gracious, responsive, professional, and always deliver.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve never missed a deadline for me or for my clients.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their costs are higher than some of their competitors, but they’re worth every penny. They’re quick to adjust to budget limitations.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer them all the time.

React Frontend Web & Mobile Dev for Well-Being Program

"I have worked with a lot of development teams and Majestyk truly stood out."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Majestyk reworked a web platform’s frontend from scratch using React, focusing on UX enhancement, chat, and check-in features. They also built iOS and Android wrapper apps. They continue to provide support.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Patricia Bedard
CTO, LifeDojo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since relaunch, user feedback has been positive, with user-friendliness singled out as a key asset. Flexibility in staffing and payment helped further the engagement for a startup, as did minimizing bugs needing fixing. Their team communicated clearly and consistently demonstrated its expertise.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CTO of LifeDojo. We are a startup in the health space, offering wellness programs to corporations through a combination of coaching and a digital platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address when you hired Majestyk?

We were in the middle of a complete rewrite of our platform when we hired Majestyk. Our existing staff was very strong on the server side, but we wanted to redo our frontend using React as well. We struggled to hire developers at the time and heard that Majestyk was very good at frontend work, so we brought them on board.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We initially hired them to serve as an extension of our staff while having a LifeDojo staffer manage the project. However, their own organization and developers were so strong that they ended up running the frontend rewrite from start to finish. We trusted them to really manage the project and handle the React development. We were truly two teams working side-by-side.

Their team provided project management, frontend architecture, and full React development from scratch. On our platform, we provide content for our users on a weekly basis with different themes and a collection of video and article resources. Majestyk put together a carousel that takes the user through all these resources in a very visually appealing way. They also implemented the ability for users to check in and report their progress using graphs and other animated displays. Finally, they implemented full support for a chat function with our coaches using the Twilio API. They were able to do all of this in a very visually pleasant and high-performing way.

Additionally, once we began working on the frontend, we decided we also wanted to offer applications for iOS and Android. Because of time and budget constraints, we didn’t want to write completely separate applications. Majestyk’s skilled developers proposed and implemented wrapper applications as a stepping stone towards eventually going fully native.

What is the team composition?

At the height of the project, we worked and had direct communication with six members of the Majestyk team, four on a regular basis. This included a project manager and developers.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

Our product director had a previous interaction with one of their co-founders, so when we were looking for developers, they touched base.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent $250,000­­­–$500,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began our partnership in June 2017 and continue working with them. They’re now working on a slower development phase focused on fixing bugs and adding additional features.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Since the relaunch, we have had very few issues, which was a surprise considering they rewrote the frontend from scratch. We track defects and bugs, and while these were not before, they have been steadily decreasing since the relaunch.

We have also received excellent user feedback—especially about the platform’s intuitiveness. I have talked with clients who have used both the old and new platform, and they refer to the relaunch as being like night and day.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

Majestyk assigned the developers to the project with the understanding that we could have them switched if we felt they were not the right fit. Luckily, we never had to do that, as the quality of the developers was excellent.

They communicate very well. We talked with them primarily over Slack, during daily stand-up meetings, and sometimes over the phone or in-person. I have worked with a lot of development teams and Majestyk truly stood out. They are clear and organized.

We did not have hard and fast deadlines, but my team was writing a lot on the server side of things, and they worked in complete alignment with us. Money was always tight because we are a small startup, but Majestyk was extremely accommodating. I won’t say they lowered their rates—that would not have been reasonable from their perspective—but they were good at trying to find budget solutions for us. In general, they were great to work with.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It really shows that the co-founders come from a technical background. Even if we had not been able to speak directly to the developers, our project manager clearly had an understanding of the technical side of things. This meant that there wasn’t a lot of time wasted trying to communicate. The technical strength was there at all levels, which was a pleasure.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Early in the project, I would have said “yes,” but not anymore. Our initial project manager had trouble working with the members of my team and would only communicate with me, which made things difficult. As soon as we raised this with Majestyk, they switched our manager and the issue was solved.

5.0
Overall Score I am very impressed with their work.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The quality is extremely high, but I would love to pay less.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I am very likely to recommend them in the future.

Web Dev & UI/UX Design for Ad Agency

“Having a team like them on standby after-hours and on the weekends made it possible for everything to go smoothly.”

Quality: 
3.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Majestyk provided UI/UX design and development for a custom website to launch alongside a greater marketing campaign. Working with a development partner, they integrated a 360-degree video player into the site.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
New York, New York
SVP Executive Producer - Innovation, Advertising Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Majestyk took on a complicated project and delivered within a small budget and constricting timeframe. They allocated every available resource to ensure a smooth launch without relying on extensive QA testing. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the SVP executive producer of an advertising agency. I spearhead all of our production efforts that are digital or experiential.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

We wanted to create a custom website that would allow for 360-degree video viewing.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We collaborated with Majestyk to take our concept and initial layout of a website and finalize its UI/UX design. We also had them look for a development partner who could provide a 360-degree video player and handle the site’s QA testing. The site featured a countdown component to track when the site would officially go live. At a strategic moment, we launched the website ahead of content we had aired on a televised award show.

What is the team composition?

We interfaced with three primary team leads from an account, design, and tech perspective. I don’t know how many designers or developers worked to support them.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

They were recommended to me by a co-worker. Considering the short timeline and limited budget we had available for this project, we didn’t look for other vendors.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

This project took place December 2016–January 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had a lot of media coverage of the rollout as it was part of a larger advertising initiative for a retail brand. As a result, we had products in retail locations, a TV spot, and social media all driving people to view a specific piece of 360-content on the site. Therefore, it was crucial the site be working correctly as it was the crux of our marketing efforts. Additionally, finding a third party that could provide a 360-degree video player that’s compatible with our requirements was a difficult task.

Majestyk found the right partner and integrated them with the site efficiently. The site proved to be very successful and worked well for all consumers accessing it on different devices.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re incredibly responsive via email conference calls. We were working right up until the last minute to get the two phases of the site ready to launch at a specific time. Majestyk was helpful leading up to this process and planning for the launch. However, we didn’t have a lot of time to properly test the site before it was time to go live. Having a team like them on standby after-hours and on the weekends made it possible for everything to go smoothly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their dedication is inspiring. It was a tricky project that required a quick turnaround. They worked holidays and weekends to ensure prompt delivery. I always felt like they were putting all of their resources behind this and that was incredibly comforting.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

We work with different production partners of varying size and Majestyk is one of the smallest we’ve engaged with. Some pros and cons come with working with a small company, so I’d recommend potential customers be aware of that going forward.

4.0
Overall Score It was a great relationship; I was pleased to work with them and appreciated their efforts.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They worked within a small budget and made the project happen.
  • 3.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They absolutely delivered what we needed to be done, but I could see them growing and getting even better.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d definitely recommend them.

iOS Mobile App Dev for Communications Company

“[Majestyk] delivered everything we had asked for in the app.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

Majestyk helped transition a telecommunications product from desktop to mobile by updating an outdated iOS app and developing a new backend and frontend for real-time communications.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Kelly Peterson
CEO, Ryng Labs
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Still in beta, the working app launched in the App Store and has received positive feedback from key stakeholders. Despite delays not of their own making, Majestyk kept the project moving (and on budget) through constant communication, providing critical status updates throughout the engagement.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the CEO of Ryng Labs. We’re a PBX management and communications company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

We've had a product for several years that focused on the desktop. As we moved to a more mobile-centric solution, we needed a development team to design and incorporate our technology into an iOS app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They managed the design, backend and frontend development of the iOS app to be compliant with Apple’s latest operating systems.

We gave them an outline of what we were looking for and they worked with our CTO to make that happen. They did everything from the design of different modules for dealing with real-time communication to getting it up and running with our portal.

The finished product launched in the app store the first week of January.

What is the team composition?

We worked with three individuals. The president was our lead contact and he had two developers alongside him.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

Through a friend who had worked with them in the past. We looked at three different companies that bid on a part of the project and we ultimately chose to work with them. They were very competitive on price and they delivered what they said they could deliver.

How much have you invested with them?

Around $17,000 – $18,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The first conversation was in September 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We're still in beta for this project. We've just got it out for testing to our shareholders as well as some internal team members. Everything's been working perfectly as of today. The app works and it got through the app store, which is everything that we needed from them.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

Our lead contact was great. He kept us involved the whole time. He had several conference calls as needed with our CTO and me.

They were right on budget. I think they came in a little below the estimated hours. From a deadlines standpoint, we had hoped to get it out in December. That delay was mainly on our side, getting some of the corresponding technologies to work with mobile applications. It wasn’t their fault.

We didn’t use any project management tools. I put a lot of trust in my CTO and the idea that you pay for what you get. When you turn to an app house or a dev house, you hope that they can perform on what they said they can do. We were very happy with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They kept us in the loop. I've worked with developers in the past where they'd go a couple weeks, come back and say, this is where we're at. They were giving us updates as they went along, which was nice.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not at this time.

4.5
Overall Score They kept us in the loop on everything as we were moving along. They finished under budget and we're very pleased with the app.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They would have come in on time. They were very flexible to work with us even though we had delays.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They came in under budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered everything we had asked for in the app.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We're speaking about another project with them right now.

Prototype Dev for Agency of Record

“They were really good at coaching us through the process and leading us in the right direction.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. - Aug. 2017
Project summary: 

Expanding on an existing app concept, Majestyk programmed code and UX flow. They created workarounds and solutions to increase app capabilities within a complicated build phase.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Detroit, Michigan
Producer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though the final product is still under a strict NDA, Majestyk adapted to several scope changes through the process and delivered the MVP quickly. They were nurturing and capable, and willing to share their expertise.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are the agency of record for a major automotive manufacturer. I am a producer in our global content studio.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

We were developing an MVP for an application for our end client.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We are under a strict non-disclosure agreement until the app is released, but Majestyk did a lot for the app’s UX. We came to them with our ideas and general concept, and they helped us with all the coding and UX flow. We couldn’t work with iOS. They helped re-scope some of our ideas that were too big for an operating system, and created solutions and workarounds to give us the capabilities we needed. Once the app is released, I may be able to go into more detail.

What is the team composition?

We had between six and eight people working on the project from their team, which included all the coders they provided. We worked primarily with Sean [Co-founder & President, Majestyk], which may be different from their standard flow.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

We compared other vendors, but Majestyk won the bid.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started work on the project in March 2017. Revisions and updates were completed in August 2017, and it’s now in internal review with the end client before its launch.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Once the internal review is complete and the app launches, I may have more information to show the project’s impact. It was presented to focus groups as part of our review process.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

They were quick, and adapted through multiple scope changes. We communicated mostly through phone and email, and built updates through a responsive process via the internet.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were a great vendor. Since I don’t have any real background in app development, I can’t make a comparison, but they definitely met all of our needs. They were really good at coaching us through the process and leading us in the right direction. We came in with little to no experience within our team, but they led us through the completion of the MVP.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, but again, I have no base of reference for comparison.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They’re a good vendor if you need help learning the process. They’re really capable, and willing to hold your hand if you need it.

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

Custom Developed iOS App for Sports & Recreation Startup

“They were very prompt and professional throughout the project, which made it a great work experience."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

Majestyk collaboratively designed, created, and published an iOS app that provides live updates on sports scores and statistics.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
CEO, Sports Application
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Diligent and collaborative planning ensured that the final product met nearly all viable design preferences. Although the project was largely done remotely, Majestyk communicated clearly and reliably throughout.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I own an iOS application that allows users to track sports scores and statistics in real time.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

I had the idea, and needed an outside group to assist with design and development of the product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Majestyk led both the design and development processes. After describing my vision for design and functionality, they provided feedback and initial wireframes, which we sent back and forth until we reached a consensus. Once finalized, they developed the app and assisted with publishing in the App Store.

What is the team dynamic?

I worked with a design lead and a development lead, both of whom had one person assisting them. In the beginning of the project, I also worked with a business development manager to determine the specifics of our engagement agreement.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

I started with a broad search that included prior referrals from my network and results from general web research. I also identified several apps that had similar features and found the companies that developed them. Based on this broad search, I determined Majestyk would be the best fit.

What is the status of this engagement?

The engagement started in April 2017, and we went live in the App Store in November. The project is ongoing as I intend to work with them as I continue to improve the app and eventually port it to Android.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is very robust with over 99% of sessions crash free. The app has received positive reviews on the App Store, and has a 5-star rating.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

I worked with them remotely for most of the project, which was a new experience for me. They made it very easy to work with them and were reliable in communication via phone and email. They were very prompt and professional throughout the project, which made it a great work experience.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They seemed to be very dedicated to the project and went into it with an understanding that the final product would reflect not only on me, but on them as well. There was a lot of buy-in on their part, and I knew that they were considering the longer-term engagement, rather than just getting it done and moving on. For that reason, I was very satisfied in working with them, and looking forward to continuing to work with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, nothing comes to mind.

Advice for potential customers?

I would recommend Majestyk to any potential customer, especially for entrepreneurs as well as anyone considering a remote engagement.

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

Mobile & Web Dev for Media Platform

“We had some really great back and forth and they were incredibly efficient.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. - June 2017
Project summary: 

Majestyk helped plan a necessary corporate transition, which was realized through meaningful changes to an existing website. They also consolidated a fragmented dev operation to streamline productivity. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Product Manager
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Majestyk excels when it comes to analyzing a situation and proposing nuanced solutions. The project team was highly communicative, adaptable, and confident in the face of aggressive deadlines. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the product manager at Bookstr, which has recently changed. Bookstr used to be a socialized book tracking platform similar to Good Reads. Users could add books to their digital bookshelves, follow favorite authors, write reviews, and purchase new ones. It was a one-stop shop for anyone that loves to read. We also produced a lot of our own content. Bookstr had an in-house editorial team and in-house video, and all of that was hosted on the Bookstr website. We have now pivoted the company completely to run with our multimedia content because it was the most successful part of the site. Currently, Bookstr is a digital media platform hosting a bunch of our original content.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

I started working with Bookstr last summer and we had a very scattered development team. We had people in India, in Baltimore, in California, in Ukraine, all over the place. In order to streamline our development process and get everyone under the same roof, we had been looking for a third-party team similar to what Majestyk had to offer, to help us. We needed someone to step in and be a dedicated tech partner instead of having everyone all over the place and trying to put all the different pieces together. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped us with an iOS app but we shut it down when the focus of our company changed. They did a little bit of work on the website before we changed things and helped us with the transition. When this decision was made to change things around, Majestyk came up with a really great plan for us to transition our users and make sure that not only were people comfortable with the changes that were happening on the website, but that they were excited for this to happen.

 

I worked pretty closely with them to come up with a really good plan to change the website. We wanted to let users know what was going on with using our email platform and they were really helpful with that. It was preparing users, talking to the staff, and making sure that everything would be going smoothly and no one was going to be too upset about things changing a whole bunch. They really gave us some great advice about how to handle it and how to execute and that was a key part of how seamless the change was. 

 

Part of the transition process was also redesigning the entire website as well as the backend, our CMS, and Majestyk was extremely supportive there, too. As a product manager, I was talking to Sean [O'Shea, Co-Founder at Majestyk] who was more or less my counterpart on their side, and he gave some great feedback from their whole team. I did the part of speaking with our staff about the CMS and what we could do to change and improve it, and I was communicating pretty regularly with Sean and his team to ensure everything that was being asked of them was manageable within the estimated timeframe. We were given a little over a month to execute and deliver on this and they did a spectacular job of doing finishing it. From the moment that we made this decision in April, it was full steam ahead.

 

After I spoke with our staff about their opinions, Majestyk then helped come up with a great plan to rework our CMS and delivered it, promptly. They also helped us redesign the frontend part of the website, changed functionality, and removed a lot of unnecessary content from our databases to ensure site performance was streamlined. Their design team did a lot of research and proposed several ideas and wireframes that they thought would be a good fit. We'd then discuss the pros and cons before deciding on next steps. We had some really great back and forth and they were incredibly efficient throughout the whole process.

 

We launched the site in May and, since then, they've helped us maintain it and they're working in parallel on a second site that would be an umbrella for the Bookstr vertical. We were planning on moving into different media verticals, and they helped us lay out the road map and groundwork for that as well.

 

We had three developers and three designers assigned to the project. I worked more closely with Sean and Richard who are the lead developers on our project and then Sean, who was my counterpart on their side, managing the products.

 

How much have you invested with Majestyk?

We spent $32,000 per month.

 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in February 2017, and the relationship ended in June 2017 because our funding was cut. It’s absolutely no reflection on their work at all.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

They really helped us working on the transition process from our previous product to what it is now. The greatest indicator of success was that was absolutely no change in our user experience. People were still finding their way very easily to the content that they wanted. They are still spending the same amount of time on the website, going through the same kind of user flows we’d been seeing before. That was really great to see that people were still able to navigate around the site in the ways that they wanted. It was a massive change. The site was completely different. The fact that people were still able to find the things that they wanted and there weren’t any issues at all in carrying that over really speaks to how well they had planned and put it together and worked things out for us.

 

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

We were mostly on Slack and JIRA. Another tool that they introduced to us but we didn’t get the chance to work too much in was ProdPad. I really enjoyed doing that when we first started working with them before this massive change happened. I also know that they used Trello as a project management tool more generally, but that was an internal tool of theirs and I didn’t see much of that.

 

What did you find most impressive about Majestyk?

I really enjoyed working with them. They’re an incredibly well-oiled team and they all know each other very well and communicate with each other extremely well. I went to their offices a few times to have meetings and talk with them, and they were always coming up with great new ideas and interesting solutions. The fact that they were able to take a very sudden change in what our company wanted to do and execute on that in a month and a half was impressive. We made significant changes and they were able to guide us with little previous experience, which was really impressive. 

 

Are there any areas Majestyk could improve?

They were given very aggressive deadlines, so a lot of times I pulled myself back because I didn’t want to get in the way of their process. I don’t think there would be anything they need to change. They were great on all fronts, honestly. I was the only tech/product person on my team, and they were incredibly supportive of me, which I was really thankful for.

 

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Majestyk?

Ask questions. They’re so happy to answer questions for people, and they really appreciate people trying to understand and learn their process and see how they work. Majestyk does a really good job of being proactive and keeping everyone informed, but being involved and interested in the process is really important as well, and they appreciate that from their own clients. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I really appreciated all the work that they did because they came in at a very difficult time.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were very good at managing people’s expectations and making sure that it was clear what was manageable and what wasn’t, so they were able to very effectively hit everything they needed.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Prototype Redevelopment for Healthcare Tech Startup

"I've used technical shops before, but those guys had exorbitant rates. Majestyk is much more reasonable."

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

Majestyk redeveloped an existing prototype in an effort to refine it before impending customer pitches. The solution itself is a comparative healthcare bidding platform focused on patient surgical services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Founder & CEO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Problem-solving comes intuitively for Majestyk's team who consistently think outside the box while striving to refine the user experience. Pricing is very competitive given the level of expertise and undivided attention they bring to bear. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder of a healthcare technology and service company. We’ve created a price and quality bidding platform for surgical services. Patients upload their records when they need surgery, then we send this out through apps to surgeons for bundled pricing and quality metrics.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

Another web developer made a very crude and rudimentary prototype for us, but its design and functionality needed to be sharpened up before we could really begin pitching it to our target customers: practicing surgeons. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had a pretty good idea of the product we were looking for because we built the prototype. However, we didn’t have an idea of the design or the functionality of how it would work in an app. For the website, they did user types, who would be using it, and how we’re going to access it. They sharpened the website and its design to make it more desirable for clients to reach us. They also didn’t just build a single website; they developed multiple microsites.

They have also been working with us with this surgeons’ app. It allows them to get data on an HIPAA-protected environment, course through the data, and enter pricing and quality metrics. The app is in iOS but they are also readying it for Android. We’re at the PDS stage and about to go to development. We’re also about to develop the updated iOS app. Around 3–4 people from Majestyk worked on it with one point of contact, but it was sometimes 2–3.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

We found Majestyk through a referral from a consultant we used to hire. They were well-vetted through the consultant, so we just went ahead with them.

How much have you invested with Majestyk?

We’ve paid $100,000 for their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working them with them early 2016. The project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

It’s hard to determine quantitative results because we’re still in a startup stage and looking for our first client. We have test users and also surgeons who are signing up on our old prototype.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

What’s surprising to me is how quickly they can take a problem and come up with a solution. That’s astonishing. You don’t get back work that you need to double, triple, or quadruple check. This is not that type of company; this is a company that is many levels above that. Majestyk’s team take pride in the product that they deliver, at all phases in all stages. That makes them such a joy to work with. We don’t get code that breaks up. It’s amazing that everything seems to work well. Maybe there’s an occasional typo here and there, but it’s rare. We’ve been using InVision for the prototype.

What did you most impressive about Majestyk?

I've used a technical shop before, but those guys had exorbitant rates. Majestyk is much more reasonable, cost-conscious, and work with you. That is the beauty of working with them.

Are there any areas Majestyk could improve?

No areas for improvement based on my experience with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    There’s always some improvement people can have. But by and part, they’ve been right on the money.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    No doubt. I would highly recommend them to anybody. They’re probably the best-kept secret around.