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
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New York, NY
headquarters
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    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 result is a highly personalized, branded mobile experience that integrates into customers' everyday lifestyles. With a now stabilized platform, user reviews improved and ratings in the Google Play Store increased, growing the number of downloads to over 100K.

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 all-stars Baron Davis and Emeka Okafor, and Grammy winner Maxwell.

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 developers, the team worked on developing the code and integrating the appropriate APIs for both iOS and Android.

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 experience.

Our work in the early phases of the product culminated in the successful launch of the brand’s Kickstarter campaign, which raised 5 times its original goal. We continue to work with the CogniToys team as they bring their product to market.

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.

Reviews

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Custom Developed Solution for E-Learning Consumer Product Startup

“Majestyk took the time and understood our needs."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Majestyk worked on several development projects for an educational technology startup. This included an iOS and Android app, an e-commerce site, and a parent dashboard.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Head of Product, Consumer Product Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Majestyk refined and enhanced the product. They proved to be a flexible partner who could accommodate feedback and quickly adapt to changing requirements. Their UI/UX testing and off-site prototypes established the startup as a legitimate company.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We're a small, early stage, seed-funded startup company developing a technology platform and an internet-connected smart toy. It's a dyno which uses speech recognition and connects to our servers in order to deliver conversation-based play. It tells stories, jokes, and plays games. It uses machine learning capabilities to adapt to the child's interests, and runs alongside a mobile app and a web-based dashboard.

I am the product manager of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

We needed resources for building our mobile app and e-commerce website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Majestyk developed our app for iOS and Android, our online store, public-facing website, as well as the parent dashboard for our product.

We interfaced with one designer from Majestyk directly. There was also one UI/UX [user interface/user experience] person working in the background, as well as 2 developers handled by Majestyk's creative director. The app development was done in parallel, which was the reason for using 2 separate developers. We also worked with a web developer for our websites.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

Right now, we have a client-vendor relationship, but our company actually spun-off from Majestyk. When they were a digital agency, they entered a competition called the IBM Watson Challenge, where they won first prize for their concept. When that happened, our company was formed in order to develop our conversational platform and smart toy. Majestyk acts as our vendor and we pay them for services, operating independently.

How much have you invested with Majestyk?

The total cost of Majestyk's services has been around $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have an ongoing relationship with Majestyk. They're in charge of maintenance and feature requests.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our business was started through a Kickstarter campaign. Our goal was $50,000, but we ended up vastly exceeding that, reaching $250,000. We had a short amount of time to turn a minimum viable product into a refined solution. I worked on the hardware aspects, but we also needed a responsive person who could work with changing requirements based on test group feed-back. Majestyk proved to be flexible and able to adapt to our needs. I don't know if we would have had that sort of flexibility by using a more traditional agency.

For a short amount of time, we plan to rely on direct selling, instead of using Amazon or other distributors. We looked at our Google Analytics, trying to find ways of optimizing our presence. Majestyk worked with us, changing pages around in order to increase conversions. We had more of a partnership than a client-vendor relationship. There was value in the experience Majestyk brought to the table.

Majestyk also helped us with much of the UI/UX testing for the initial versions of the app, by employing focus groups and making off-site prototypes. From a design perspective, the work was really refined. Much of the impression that people form for a startup will be based on the UI design of the product. Majestyk helped establish us as a legitimate company in the eyes of our customers.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

I appreciated Majestyk's flexibility. There was an initial disconnect around some of the user interface aspects of our app. I was able to shoot messages on Slack, we scheduled in-person meetings to go over the work, and had follow-ups with the UI/UX designer. We took a couple of hours, going through the entire UI flow. Majestyk came back to me with a proposed redesign which hit all of our requirements. They were very responsive and willing to go the extra mile in order to give us a good result.

We share Trello and Jira boards with Majestyk. I create cards for feature requests and bugs. Majestyk gave me access to their Slack account, enabling me to send messages to the team and have virtual meetings for high-level requirements.

What did you find most impressive about Majestyk?

With other agencies, I found that there was a hierarchy which I needed to navigate through. The great thing about Majestyk was that, even though I had an official point of contact, I was able to work directly with the people involved in the project. I never had to play telephone, relaying requirements through multiple people. Majestyk took the time and understood our needs, getting in front of a whiteboard and scoping everything out.

We're a small, fast-paced company trying to put a product out in under one year. It can be hard to have a complex specification sheet. Majestyk was flexible in this regard and this was crucial for us. Other companies are only willing to do what is scoped-out, but Majestyk took the time to understand use cases and what the customer expectations were, coming back to us with different solutions.

Are there any areas Majestyk could improve?

There were a couple of times when deadlines flipped, but we were equally responsible. Things weren't always properly scoped-out. In one instance, we made some changes to our software which we didn't communicate well. When we actually tried out the app, there was a gap in functionality. It led to our redesign, but Majestyk did a good job on their end, considering our complexities.

5.0
Overall Score Not many agencies have experience with our particular demands. Majestyk adapted and worked with us, instead of just building the project to a spec.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I'm a first-time product manager on a very complex project. Majestyk was very responsive and I was able to figure out how to optimize our relationship. They hit the deadline on our last redesign.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Value-wise, Majestyk was great. I've worked with creative agencies in other areas, and found that I only had one chance to make any change, after which came additional costs. It was nice that Majestyk was flexible enough and understood our situation.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The good thing about working with Majestyk was that, as we progressed through the project, the working relationship improved. I got a better idea of what Majestyk needed in order to deliver a good result.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Front-end Design for Interior Carpet Wholesaler

“Majestyk did a great job. I was very impressed with them.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Majestyk provided strategy, wireframing, and design for a three-phase project that included a front-end site, a back-end portal for dealers, and platform for sales agents.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Sr. Vice President, Prestige Wholesale
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The first phase received very positive user feedback regarding its branding, design, and usability. While final phases of the project were still underway, Majestyk delivered consistently excellent work. They were always able to understand the project's goals and translate them into valuable suggestions.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We’re a luxury home furnishings business. We mainly sell carpets and rugs but we also provide fabric wall coverings and furniture.

What is your position?

I am the senior vice president of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

We needed help in our wholesale division, namely the Prestige brand, which is a company selling carpets and rugs to retail stores.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

Majestyk provided strategy, wireframing and design for our company, without handling development. We haven’t created the entire design yet. We’ve worked with Majestyk on a three-phase project that includes the frontend of our site, a backend portal for our dealers and a third portal for our sales agents. Majestyk designed all three portions, but we’ve only built the frontend. The remainder of the work is scheduled for the rest of 2016.

We didn’t hire Majestyk for branding, but we did want the new website to reflect the branding we were implementing. Another goal was usability: our old site was not integrated directly into our ERP system. The website data was maintained separately from our core data. We also wanted to implement an easy-to-use search interface. The most important thing in our business is the ability to find products. Majestyk designed the user experience for product search. 

I interacted with three people from Majestyk, but I don’t know how many resources worked behind the scenes for us. Our main point of contact was Majestyk’s founder.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

The director of business development for our company had worked at a startup, during which time he was introduced to Majestyk. He recommended that we interview them when we started looking for a design team for the redesign of our wholesale website. We met with Majestyk and ultimately decided to work with them.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total cost of Majestyk’s services has been around $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The most recent phase of the project was finished in September 2015. Majestyk finished their work, designing all three phases of the project. We haven’t put together the team for developing the website itself yet.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics, metrics or other feedback from this engagement?

Majestyk did a great job and quickly understood our business. We’ve worked with other design teams and development agencies from outside our industry that never understood our aims, even by the end of the projects. Majestyk came in a few times, had a Q&A discovery process and were quickly able to understand our business model, goals, and objectives. They were able to make suggestions throughout the process that we had not even thought of. Design and user experience is Majestyk’s business, so they were able to take our ideas, put their own spin on them and come up with great suggestions.

We qualified their work through the first phase—the most important—which included an integration into our system and an update to the overall design. We have around 1,000 retail stores as customers and 35 sales agents. Those are the main people who use our site, including its front-end. We’ve gotten very positive reviews, both for branding and usability. With any site release, there will be things to be improved but, for the most part, we accomplished a significant majority of what we wanted to do.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

Majestyk was always on budget and on time. They were very communicative as well. Usually, when working with design and development teams, I had to specifically ask for updates, which wasn’t the case with Majestyk.

What distinguishes Majestyk from other providers?

Majestyk did a great job. I was very impressed with them. If they were behind or had questions for me, Majestyk proactively reached out to me, asking for feedback. We’ve had a few conversations between deadlines that Majestyk was able to capitalize on.

Is there anything Majestyk could have improved or done differently?

Majestyk had the lowest bid for our project, which was part of the reason for choosing them, but they were also the youngest team with the least experience. The value that we received from Majestyk is beyond any complaints.

RATINGS

5.0
Overall Score I’d work with Majestyk again in the same capacity, with no question about it. I will be sending them a proposal for another quote on a design project.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’ve considered engaging them for more services, not just for design, but ultimately decided to give Majestyk a smaller project based on their experience and capabilities...from a design perspective, I’d be very willing to recommend Majestyk.

iOS Prototype Development for Marketing & Advertising Firm

"Majestyk did a phenomenal job.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2014 - Apr. 2016
Project summary: 

Majestyk developed a social media iOS application. They completed all aspects of development, from refining the concept to submitting the finished product to the App Store.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Founder, Marketing Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The application won acceptance into the prestigious New York City Techweek festival. While it had not yet gained traction with end users, Majestyk delivered a great app on schedule. Their sophisticated design aesthetic, transparent project management, and technological expertise set them apart. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We have developed an iOS mobile app called Chapter, which helps people share their passion and expertise with a like-minded audience, using a question-and-answer video platform.

What is your position?

I am the founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

I needed development resources for my idea for the app.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Majestyk has developed my app strictly for iOS. Given that this was my first venture, it took some time to iron things out in terms of wireframes, UX, UI, user flow and pushing the work forward for branding and development. Majestyk took care of everything from start to finish for us, including going through the qualification process for the App Store.

The president of Majestyk acted as our project manager. Another person in their team was in charge of UX, UI and branding. We had one lead mobile developer and one backend engineer. Around five people in total were dedicated to the lifecycle of the app.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

I interviewed about a dozen development shops in the country and around the world, ultimately choosing Majestyk.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total development cost with Majestyk has been about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Majestyk at the end of 2014. The development lasted for seven months and the app was launched in early April 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics, metrics or other feedback from this engagement?

We were accepted into the Techweek festival in New York City while the app was still in the beta version. Unfortunately, the app itself is still new and hasn’t yet gained any real traction. Majestyk didn’t work as an incubator for us. Their job was to build a great app, and Majestyk created exactly what I asked of them in a timely fashion.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

Majestyk was professional and courteous and encouraged me to visit their development shop. We had meetings in person and through the phone; we also communicated through email and text. At Majestyk’s recommendation, we used Trello for project tracking. I typically use Slack for collaborations, but Trello is better suited for tracking bugs and iterations.

There were no surprises during the project. Majestyk provided complete transparency over everything. Majestyk was responsive and did everything that could be asked of a development shop.

What distinguishes Majestyk from other providers?

Majestyk’s designer stood out in the aesthetics that he created for the app. The software is more advanced than a typical minimum viable product. In terms of ease of navigation and look, Majestyk did a phenomenal job.

Is there anything Majestyk could have improved or done differently?

For an established business looking to build an internal app for employees or clients, there is no better developer than Majestyk. For a first-time entrepreneur on a minimum budget, it would be in Majestyk’s best interest to stick to lean startup methods, starting small and not spending a lot of money upfront to build an elaborate app. The process should be wound down. This is the only suggestion that I’d make to Majestyk’s approach, specifically for startups.

RATINGS

5.0
Overall Score They did a terrific job. 
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    No issues here.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think that I should have started off with a smaller budget and only increased it after four or five months of iterations. The value for me, as a client, would have been better had we built a less elaborate version in the beginning and made changes based
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Overall, it was very impressive, and it was timely.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Majestyk did exactly what I asked them to, but I think that other clients who are new to development would benefit from more experienced guidance. In this way, they would spend less money upfront and not push the platform forward until there is a proof of

Multiple Development Projects for Fortune 500 Fashion & Apparel Brand

"When I sat down with our project lead, I knew that he'd be able to explain the work and provide solutions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Majestyk was subcontracted to design/develop the official iPad app for use at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Assigned resources worked jointly with the existing project team until delivery. 

The Reviewer
 
1001-5000 Employees
 
New York, New York
Digital Producer, Grey
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All requirements and limitations were strictly observed, preventing unexpected costs from accruing and ensuring the timely conclusion of the project. Majestyk's proven reliability will likely result in future 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.

We are a global advertising agency, part of a holding company with 47 offices and a wide range of clients across multiple industries. I'm a digital producer for the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

We wanted to create an iPad experience for the Detroit Auto Show, which is the biggest car event in the US. A partner of the company wanted to build their auto brand presence. We needed to find a third-party vendor to develop the app since we don't have any iOS developers in-house, but we would, ultimately, be responsible for the project delivery. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Majestyk was in charge of both ideation and development for the app. We were tight in terms of timelines, so we worked closely with Majestyk in order to ensure that the creative ideas on our table were feasible and within scope. We worked with a strict budget that had to be taken into account. Majestyk came to our offices and discussed what could and couldn't be done within the timeframe. They partnered with us on the creative end and designed everything. We had a creative idea, but translating it to a tablet app was another thing.

We interacted with the project lead from Majestyk. Documentation was exchanged through Dropbox. Majestyk was fine with using it and also gave us access to their Jira board. We also used GitHub for tracking the work.

The client was very happy with the iPad experience, so Majestyk was commissioned to build a website. We initially tried to build it in-house, but due to a lack of resources, we couldn't accommodate the work. At the 10th hour, we reached out to Majestyk. We gave them our timeframe, let the client know what it would cost, and within a few days we received a proposal and moved ahead. Majestyk created a desktop site initially. The client was excited about the press they were receiving from the auto show, so they moved ahead with a mobile-responsive site as well. We typically build responsive sites from the start, but because of time constraints, we chose to only optimize for a desktop experience.

Majestyk was also tasked with making some updates for the iPad experience, and they were commissioned to create a generic version of the iOS app, which would provide flexibility on tracking registered sessions and so on, without being specific to a show.

We had to send email blasts and weren't sure which shows would have Wi-Fi, so Majestyk built in an email server, enabling us to sync the iPad to a server and send blasts.

We ran into some issues with Rackspace and Amazon Web Services [AWS] and didn't have a web specialist to contact. Majestyk fell into that role, assisting us with opening tickets and contacting support in order for us to move to AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Majestyk has been a real partner for us, assisting us with design, development, and other operations which were not in their scope.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

They were referred to us by a former director of technology. Majestyk was one of two companies considered for the project. Each one provided a proposal for both projects which we were starting at the time. We ended up assigning each candidate one project. Because the first project had a tighter timeline, we decided to use a local vendor, so we chose Majestyk for the iOS development.

How much have you invested with Majestyk?

The total development cost with Majestyk has been around $150,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our latest engagement with Majestyk has been completed in April 2016, when the latest updates for the app were pushed out.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We've had a great first experience with Majestyk. The client was happy and they received a lot of press through their campaign. Unfortunately, I don't have specific metrics.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

We worked very closely with Majestyk. I received detailed status updates and never encountered any issues. Majestyk was always reachable, which was great. Whenever the work implies a lot of creative changes, it's important to address things on-the-fly.

What did you find most impressive about Majestyk?

Majestyk was always able to find creative solutions for us. I am new to the iPad building world, but they were able to help me work within the limitations of our budget and timeframe. I felt an openness and warmth from Majestyk's team. They understood us and weren't put off by any limitations we had. This is a quality which isn't found in everyone. When I sat down with our project lead, I knew that he'd be able to explain the work and provide solutions, even during challenging times.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Majestyk could improve in terms of meeting timelines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Majestyk went above and beyond.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Redeveloped iOS App for Music & Entertainment Startup

“Majestyk has always gone with the flow and adapted to our way of working.”

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

Majestyk rebuilt Audiomack’s iOS application to achieve more scalability and add a range of features. They later provided work on an Android version.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York City Metro Area
Dave Macli
Founder & CEO, Audiomack
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Since launch, the application accumulated more than four million downloads. Despite these large numbers, only one percent of users reported any crashes or bugs. Majestyk impressed with their comprehensive approach to complex APIs, strong project management, and flexible scheduling. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We have developed a music app that allows artists to share their music, and allows users to discover and play that music. It's basically a peer-to-peer network for music sharing and discovery.

What is your position?

I am the owner and chief executive officer of the company. I manage all aspects of the business for now.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Majestyk?

We needed to rebuild our app from the ground up. We had something previously built by another developer, but we wanted to scale it and add more features. I'm not a technical person, so it was going to be impossible to do it without finding another partner.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

Majestyk developed our app based on the work done by a previous developer. We collaborate with Majestyk on a monthly basis in order to update our app. Our company was in charge of the design aspects, which we would then deliver to them for implementation.

We originally hired Majestyk in order to build the Android version of our app, but they also pointed out a number of inefficiencies in our previously developed iOS version. We hired them to rebuild that, too.

I don't know what the size of our team from Majestyk was. We collaborated through a project lead.

How did you come to work with Majestyk?

They reached out to me. I met with Majestyk's team in person and interviewed them. They had built music apps in the past and seemed to have a well-thought-out approach. I felt most confident in their abilities and their leadership.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total development cost with Majestyk has been more than $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

At the moment [June 2016], we're working with Majestyk on both feature additions and bug fixes.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Our app has received more than 4 million downloads, cumulatively, since its launch. We have a 98.9 percent uptime, so only 1 percent of our users have experienced crashes.

How did Majestyk perform from a project management standpoint?

Majestyk has always been able to deliver assigned work within schedule and budget. We used Trello for project tracking. The tool was recommended by our company.

What distinguishes Majestyk from other providers?

I can give Majestyk loose specs and expect them to make decisions on how something should be approached. They don't simply do what I tell them, but instead give me reasons for taking a different approach, due to either cost or scalability. Majestyk is working with a complex API [application programming interface] that was developed by our company. They've never had any problems with it, and we've only experienced a few bugs overall. The issues we have come across were the result of bad luck rather than inadequate programming.

Is there anything Majestyk could have improved or done differently?

No. Majestyk has always gone with the flow and adapted to our way of working. We have greatly appreciated their flexibility.

5.0
Overall Score We like Majestyk a lot.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Whenever Majestyk promised to get something done by a certain time, they did. If not, they always had a good reason for the delay.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're not cheap.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I've only worked with one other development company.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I wouldn't want Majestyk's time to be taken up by other clients, but I would recommend them.