Custom software consulting, design and development

MotionMobs is a custom software development firm that consults and builds scalable, sustainable software products for established organizations and funded startups. These custom solutions for clients trigger continued innovation and increased profit through automated workflows, new revenue streams, and improved infrastructure.

MotionMobs creates collaborative partnerships with clients to plan, design, develop, and support software applications that measurably impact the client's bottom line.

Our expert developers, designers, and consultants have been working in the software industry since before the App Store’s launch. Since the company’s creation in 2010, MotionMobs has worked on projects in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, logistics, retail and education. Clients range from funded startups to publicly traded international companies. MotionMobs has been a woman-owned business for its entire existence and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

 
$100,000+
 
$200 - $300 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2010
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Birmingham, AL
headquarters
  • 530 Beacon Parkway West
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    United States

Portfolio

Alabama Outdoors

With a unique need to blend in-store retail across multiple locations with online retail, this eCommerce web application integrates with an industry-leading inventory management platform and payment solution to instantly and accurately sell products for shipping or in-store pickup.

Alabama PastPort

Through a partnership with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission for historical expertise and Tatum Design for original art and design, these native iOS and Android apps detect the user’s proximity to a location on a curated list of destinations to facilitate check-ins and help users find new destinations for exploration in celebration of Alabama’s 200th birthday. A virtual passport in the app allows users to collect stamps for

site visits and create a log of their adventures across the state.

Ugo

Convenience is a major part of the on-demand economy, and this rapidly growing startup is delivering convenience in the palm of your hand. Users place an order through a mobile or web application for food, drink, electronics, health, and household items, pay through the application, and couriers deliver the items within an hour. This project involved third-party integrations for inventory management, driver coordination, and

payment processing.

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Web Dev and Ongoing Consulting for Tech Networking & Hiring Platform

“Their analytical skills helped us determine our true goals.”

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

MotionMobs developed a web platform that connects recent software engineering college graduates with potential employers. They also provide consulting services to assess candidates. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Montgomery, Alabama
Manager, CodingSolutions, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

MotionMobs delivered a platform with a seamless UX and helped cultivate a user base. Supportive and attentive, they provided thorough guidance through the end-to-end process. Even the executive leadership was personally involved. The team collaborated synergistically and rapidly delivered.

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 am the manager and administrator of CodingSolutions, LLC. Our startup organized about a year ago to provide additional training to students who are transitioning from colleges and universities into the software engineering and development field.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MotionMobs?

Most recent graduates tend to work independently rather than collaboratively, which is more common in the corporate world. Our platform allows them to work together on community-based projects.

We didn’t have any in-house resources who were well-versed in coding and software development. Therefore, we needed an online presence to train the students graduating from secondary institutions of higher education. We hired MotionMobs to provide the software we needed.
 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

MotionMobs developed our web platform that gives users access to an online process to find developers who recently graduated from college and engage them to collaborate on real-world projects with established teams. 

Our group of hiring partners can view each recent student’s in-progress work through our system to assess their skill level. Having access to current projects helps recruiters decide whether students are qualified to work with a company.

MotionMobs continues to work with us as a consultant. They are evaluating the portfolios candidates provide to determine whether they are well-versed in the programming languages we need. Since none of our internal employees have a technical background, we will continue to use MotionMobs as a partner we trust to identify the best candidates.

What is the team composition?

We mainly interact with Taylor (President, MotionMobs). I have also worked on a limited basis with Emily (Marketing Director, MotionMobs), Sam (Project Manager, MotionMobs), Vaughn (Marketing Strategist, MotionMobs).

How did you come to work with MotionMobs?

A mutual friend introduced us to MotionMobs.  After conducting our due diligence, we decided it was the right partnership for us.

How much have you invested in them?

We invested a little more than $100,000 in this project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working together since May 2017. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

MotionMobs helped us meet our goal of launching the platform and attracting applicants by the deadline we set.  We are very pleased with the finished product, which is very user-friendly and exceeds our earlier expectations. We are all very excited and optimistic about it.

By answering a series of questions, students can quickly fill out a profile based on their background. Once registered, they have the opportunity to deliver a real project they work on with other developers. 

How did MotionMobs perform from a project management standpoint?

MotionMobs has met every deadline. Our communication has been great. Taylor (President, MotionMobs) and her team have been very supportive.   As a client who lacks experience in their field, the team’s guidance has been particularly important to us. They carefully explained each step as we went along. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

MotionMobs’ greatest strength is working closely with clients. Their analytical skills helped us determine our true goals.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I have no complaints. The only limitation in their growth is the same problem that all of our hiring partners are having. It’s difficult to find properly trained software engineers and developers, which is the problem our program intends to solve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Spend some time with MotionMobs’ principals. Let them guide you through their understanding of your project and plan to complete it together. As long as both parties maintain communication, the team at MotionMobs will do their very best to deliver what you are looking for.

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

iOS and Android App Dev for Alabama Bicentennial Education Tool

“They've been a valuable partner and a dream to work with.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2017 - Apr. 2018
Project summary: 

MotionMobs developed a mobile app linked to external content.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Montgomery, Alabama
Jay Lamar
Executive Director, Alabama Bicentennial Commission
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The high-quality app has been well received by users and encountered no problems. With an eye to the long-term viability and value-added of the app, MotionMobs also worked to keep the project within a limited budget and on a short timeline. Responsive and clear in their communication, they applied experience and intelligence to establish a true partnership.

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 executive director of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, a commission formed by the state legislature to organize year-long celebrations for the state’s 200th anniversary. We’re working through a 12-member commission and committees focused on education, communities, and statewide initiatives, and partnering with agencies like Alabama Public Television, the department of archives, the state tourism department, and the state historical commission. The celebrations have been an opportunity for us to do significant things in the realm of education including teacher training, social studies content, and links between schools and communities.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MotionMobs?

One of our big projects for the bicentennial—and probably the most visible one—is the Alabama “PastPort”. It’s a guide to about 300 historical sites around the state. There’s a printed version that people can take and have stamped at the sites. Because we could only print a finite number, we decided to develop an app version.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

MotionMobs developed our PastPort app. They now manage maintenance and updates for us. You can check in at sites virtually with the app and get a virtual stamp on your passport. It links to additional content, particularly to the Encyclopedia of Alabama which is an online resource all things Alabama.

What is the team composition?

We worked directly with the president and the marketing director.

How did you come to work with MotionMobs?

MotionMobs was contracted through the design firm that we were working with.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $100,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

They developed the app between December 2017 and April 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The most important thing that MotionMobs did was make the content accessible to students in classrooms. We’re a very rural state and there are areas where the schools don’t have the resources to put students on a bus and bring them to the state capitol. The app enables them to be part of that experience in their own classroom. Teachers are using it extensively and developing lesson plans around it because an entire class can take a virtual field trip thanks to the app and then link to the additional educational resources. The same is true for people with disabilities or who are unable to travel. That’s an added value.

How did MotionMobs perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management has been first-rate. They’re collegial and very responsive to questions and when we reach out for updates or more information. We had a very short timeline given the limited timeframe of the celebrations. They’ve been sensitive to that. Our budget is limited so they've worked with us to create an affordable app and to stay within our budget. They've been terrific.

They communicate clearly which makes things easy. For example, I'm the least technologically savvy person on our staff and they’ve been able to make me understand what they're doing. They bring me along without being condescending or dismissive in any way, which I really appreciate. We have come to highly value the quality of their communication.

The quality of their work is also very high. We appreciate the intelligence and experience that MotionMobs and their staff have brought to our project. Our experience with MotionMobs has been so positive. We have a real partnership rather than just a contractual agreement.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I could go on about the positive experience of working with them but, when it comes to the actual product, what they created is high quality and highly functional. We haven’t had any problems with it. We have a vast array of audiences using the app and the only complaints have been that it doesn’t have enough content, which is what we provided. We were happy with how it was rolled out and how it’s been maintained. We’ve been very satisfied.

They also think beyond what's in the contract. They've come back to us with ideas about things that we could do or ways we could approach things. We see the app as something that will grow and be an asset at the end of the bicentennial. They’ve worked with us on that, with an eye towards longevity and investing in it as a continual resource. In my experience, that’s not always the case when you work with contractors. They see the potential and have gone the extra mile to realize it.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

MotionMobs has been a valuable partner and a dream to work with. We’ve had a great experience and I highly recommend the company.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I don't have a lot of points for comparison but the price point is good.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer