a digital production studio based in São Paulo

Mandelbrot is a digital production studio based in São Paulo, focused in:

  • mobile apps (mostly native, but we also work with Ionic, Phonegap and Adobe Air)
  • openFrameworks, Processing, Arduino, Raspberry and related technologies;
  • websites (WordPress, Ruby on Rails, Processwire)
  • front-end (HTML, CSS and JS)
 
Undisclosed
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2009
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
headquarters
  • Sao Paulo
    Brazil

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iOS Portfolio Application for Independent Communications Group

“They integrated into our team easily, and they're awesome at what they do.”

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

Mandelbrot developed multiple projects, the most recent being an iOS application that houses a portfolio. They custom-built the app to include a multitude of features and make the collection shareable.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Brazil
Head of Technology, Independent Communications Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Mandelbrot successfully produces high-quality, stable products that garner positive feedback all around. Their strong expertise enables them to develop complex code, and they excel at delivering exactly what is needed. The desirable team is dependable, approachable, and flexible.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the head of technology for an independent communications group. I manage technology projects for various brands.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Mandelbrot?

We were looking for a development partner to develop iOS and Android apps.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our main focus with them is iOS projects. They made an app that is a portfolio for the group of agencies. The design was done internally, and they took care of the development for iOS. It’s an extremely cool app. We went through a long process of refinements, but after developing it for nine months, it will be launched soon. The app contains our whole portfolio. It enables us to share our collection and has many features. The app is tailormade.

They developed two other projects for us previously. One was an internal project management tool that people use to provide status updates on a daily basis. We use this app with multiple companies. They also did an iOS interface for this status app. Internally, we use a communication tool similar to WhatsApp, and they also did the interface for that and integrated it with chatbots.

What is the team composition?

We work with three developers.

How did you come to work with Mandelbrot?

They were open to change, which is why we chose them for our projects. The quality they provide as well as the price were especially attractive.

How much have you invested in them?

We’ve spent around $20,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in December 2017 and it is an ongoing relationship.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

So far, everyone is happy with what they developed. There are no bugs and they’ve done extensive work from their side to develop excellent products, which we appreciate. When things got complicated, they always supported us. It’s been a good experience so far.

How did Mandelbrot perform from a project management standpoint?

They integrated into our team easily, and they're awesome at what they do. As they are a small shop, they’re accessible, reliable, and open to integrating into our team. They have good developers, and the development lead is a great mentor to the other developers. We use Slack, Workplace, and tools from Google and Trello to communicate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They do installations exceedingly well. There is a lot of math, which is more complex to code, and they’re not just interfacing it, but they work with the installations, which are more difficult to produce. They are delivering exactly what we need.

5.0
Overall Score They are especially friendly and understand our needs well. They’re always open to change, and it’s been great working with them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development and Design for Children's App

"Their ability to always stay organized and find solutions for every challenge is impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. 2016 - Oct. 2016
Project summary: 

Mandelbrot was hired for the development and animation design of a children's app that could be used on all devices. Additionally, they provided graphic design for the animations and interactive activities. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
São Paulo, Brazil
Bruna Pligher
Director of Special Projects, Webcore Games
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Mandelbrot team developed an app that met expectations and was selected to participate in a notable design exhibit. They completed the project in an organized, communicative fashion.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the director of special projects at Webcore Games, a São Paulo- based digital game creator. I plan, manage, and fundraise for special projects related to art and culture.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Mandelbrot?

We needed Mandelbrot to develop an app for tablets and smartphones that are available on iOS and Android devices. The app needed to have animations and interactive activities.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted an app that had several aspects of animation and interactivities that still had high performance across all devices. We needed developers capable of creating the app carefully, with attention to the technical and aesthetic aspects.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had worked with Mandelbrot on previous projects.

Describe the project in detail.

The app is intended for children to use and has combined elements of motion design, poetry, and interactivity. The first contribution of Mandelbrot was to ensure these elements could be combined in a way that wouldn’t compromise the overall performance of the app. They developed the app itself and some of the interactive activities and animations.

What was the team composition?

The app was worked on by many different teams, but the Mandelbrot team provided app developers and graphic designers for the animations and activities. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app was selected to participate in the Brazilian Design Biennial and has had more than 12,000 downloads.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was very good; we expressed our expectations for the project from the beginning and they followed that outline. We tested the app throughout the development process and the result was what we expected.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ability to always stay organized and find solutions for every challenge was impressive.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I am very satisfied with their work.

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