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Naked takes a people-centric approach to building, branding & marketing your next big idea. Whatever stage in the process you’re at we come alongside you to become your partner. 

 

We know that building an app that real people will love is a risky, creative endeavour. That’s why we don’t make assumptions, we remove them. We discover, strategize, design, develop, brand and launch businesses into the world. Yes, our services are very good, but more than that we offer our experience from decades of guiding teams away from common pitfalls and flashy trends. We become your partner to overcome the tech obstacles, creative challenges and potential business blunders that stand between you and your objectives. Our US-based, inhouse team of creative problem-solving visionaries will help bring your ideas to life. 

 

Check us out at nakeddev.com to learn more, say hello via email at [email protected] or give us a call at 949–214–4003. We look forward to making something great together.

 

 

 
$50,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2017
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Irvine, CA
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Transamerica, Hyundai, Jim Henson, PGA of America, Experian, UPS, Quicksilver, and The American Red Cross.

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Car Blip

We helped CarBlip to create an app that eliminates the hassle and headaches of searching across dozens of auto websites to find the car of your dreams. Every step of the guided process is professionally and personally handled so that all the customer needs to do is select their car and features of their choice. Then their new car will be delivered directly to their home. With a huge selection of brands housed under one

digital-roof, car buying has never been easier.
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Life.Church

Life.Church is a company that pushes itself to always be on the cutting edge of its industry. When it comes to “the church” there is a lot of tradition and push back that they had to overcome. But culture demanded a better solution to all things church, and they delivered. This platform is not a replacement to in-person connections, but a way to reach more people in more places.

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Guac

Saving money can be very difficult for younger generations that have grown up in a time when they have academic debt before they even have jobs. With a worldview focused on the now, the immediate, and the experience of what they can get out of life with a ‘yolo’ attitude. They still need to save, as they mature this becomes a desire, but they haven’t been given a method that fits their lifestyle. Until now.

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Vigor Fitness

It can be hard to find the time to get to the gym every day or even every week. Once you are there it’s hard to know what to do to achieve the fitness goals that you have. Vigor fitness takes the best of personal training and fitness tracking and brings them together. With personal trainers at your fingertips and real-time tracking you have everything you need to get fit and stay fit in the convenience of your own home.

SnapMD leverages the power of technology to expedite the interaction between doctors and patients. We created a platform for them that allows doctors to be simply a video-chat or text-message away. Patients no longer need to try to describe symptoms over the phone, now they show doctors what’s happening and they can give advice and feedback in real time.

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App Development for Artist Networking Agency

“Their communication, professionalism, and development are all top-notch.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Naked Development has built an app for an artist networking agency from scratch. They’ve been involved from the inception to the preliminary MVP.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
John Montes
CEO, The VertiZontal Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the app hasn’t undergone testing, early responses have been favorable. Naked Development sticks to the schedule and is quick to address any points of concern.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the founder and CEO of my company based out of Dallas, Texas. We specialize in artist development and networking. After seven years of working in artist development, we saw certain pockets that needed to be filled.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Naked Development?

Although we had an idea for an app for seven years, we couldn't complete this large task ourselves. We hired Naked Development to build our app.

What were your goals for this project?

I simply wanted to create a user-friendly product that isn't intimidating to anyone on any level in a reasonable amount of time.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I shopped for a year for the right development company, but none fit my criteria. Finally, I got a call back from Naked Development. I ended up comparing them to ten different companies, both US-based and global. Naked Development was very responsive and continue to be. I still feel like I made the perfect decision.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Being that this was my first venture of this magnitude, I didn't know too much about app development. Naked Development not only took on their part of the process, but they also educated me in areas I was unfamiliar with. They’ve taken on my project from the beginning to the end. The complete design and functionality have been incredible to watch and experience.

What was the team composition?

They assigned a small team of competent people.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We haven't tested the solution as of yet, but those I've shared the concept with can't wait to get the app.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

They’ve handled the project very well and professionally. Schedules have been on time, and they’ve met deadlines. Even now, they still communicate any concerns and answer questions that I may have.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their communication, professionalism, and development are all top-notch.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I appreciate their efforts and how well things are going/have gone.

5.0
Overall Score This company is worth your investment.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They make scheduling easy though email communication.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're reasonably priced—compatible to their competitors.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Not only is their product incredible, so is the staff.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    This is a great company for veteran developers and newbies.

Mobile App Dev and UX Optimization for Fitness Company

“The team takes the time to find a personal connection to our vision and purpose, keeping our best interests in mind.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Naked Development is building a mobile app and user experience to reflect a pivoted brand. They analyzed the project vision and requirements and provided a variety of designs. The project is underway.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Denver, Colorado
Kevin Allen
Co-Founder & CEO, ViGOR FiTNESS
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their work has initiated opportunities with investors, and internal stakeholders are pleased with the user-friendly, intuitive design. They incorporate feedback and challenge core assumptions, a balance that promises to deliver high-quality results. The team is timely and communicative.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CEO of a fitness technology startup. We connect fitness equipment to proprietary content, competitions, and community via mobile devices.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Naked Development?

My company had built a beta mobile application that connects our proprietary content and curriculum to rowing machines. Having pivoted our brand to broaden offerings, we hired Naked Development to build upon our beta app and create an optimal user experience.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a user-friendly, intuitive, and fun mobile app that reflected our revamped business direction. In designing the new user experience, we needed to consider customer retention and conversion rates.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We evaluated several companies. A marketing partner recommended Naked Development, and it was evident after a few conversations that they understood our product and purpose and would be passionate about bringing it to market.

Describe the project in detail.

First, Naked Development analyzed our vision. We provided information from the development and launch of the Beta app. They compiled sample design pallets for my team to consider. After several meetings, we chose a design.

Currently, we are working through specific feature and experience paths to ensure maximum efficiency for users.  

What was the team composition?

My team works directly with a project manager. We met the entire team upfront, which includes developers, marketing executives, and strategists.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Naked Development has delivered a design that my entire team can be proud of. They ensure we meet milestones, which has fostered positive relations with potential investors.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Naked Development encourages my team to contribute ideas and feedback, which they then incorporate into the next design or process iteration. They also challenge our assumptions and perspectives to guarantee the best end product.

We work almost entirely remotely. Naked Development’s deployment of Basecamp and Slack ensures seamless communication and coordination.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Naked Development treats our startup like a Fortune 500 company. This engagement has made a significant difference in the trajectory of our company. The deliverables speak for themselves.

Naked Development’s process and the team’s patience are exemplary. They know their craft. The team takes the time to find a personal connection to our vision and purpose, keeping our best interests in mind. They have guided us toward a common understanding of features, functions, and goals.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I have yet to find an area that needs improvement. Working with Naked Development has been a joy for my team, and we look forward to continuing our push to finish the project.

4.5
Overall Score I can’t imagine working with anyone else.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Although they are busy, scheduling is easy.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    As a startup, cost is important; Naked Development has gone out of their way to make their services flexible and affordable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They are detail-oriented, which has made UI/UX very impressive.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.

Web & Mobile App Dev for Microsavings Platform

“They were able to develop something that was very special for us.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Naked Apps is building a microsaving mobile application for iOS, working from the initial ideas and developing several iterations of the app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Orange County, California
Scott Armstrong
President, New World Savings
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Soon to launch, the app is good quality with well-written code from the Naked Apps team. They managed the project well and communicated smoothly throughout, providing weekly updates on their progress.

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 president and CEO of New World Savings. We have an app called BankRoll which is a microsavings app. I run the day to day operations and create shareholder value.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Naked Apps?

We needed help building the application itself.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The application is for iOS right now. It puts the user in absolute control of how much they would like to save in a specific timeframe for a specific event.

They took care of the whole thing from the initial idea, working through several versions, and now we’re currently ready to launch. They also took care of the web development. It was a one-stop shop for me and that worked out really well.

What is the team composition?

We worked with Jason (Co-Founder, Naked Apps) who managed the whole development team. He was the lead I communicated with weekly, and he led a team of five to eight developers.

How did you come to work with Naked Apps?

We found them through a web search. I live in Orange County, California and I wanted to be able to go and visit the individual that I contracted with so it worked out well for me. I talked to a couple other development companies but when I met with Naked Apps, it seemed to be a good fit.

How much have you invested in them?

We’ve spent about $235,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in February 2017 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The development process was quite challenging, but the code they wrote has worked out very well. They were able to achieve our goals, which several other development companies had some challenges with. They did really good work to bring it to market.

Overall, we have been pleased with the work. They were able to develop something that was very special for us.

How did Naked Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

We’re just getting ready to launch, so they got it done in a timely fashion. We had certain benchmarks to meet, and they came pretty close from a software standpoint which is a moving target.

I feel the line of communication was good. They use an application that puts us all in the same loop. Anytime there’s a change, I’m made aware of it. We had a weekly call on Monday afternoons to go through the development and what they were able to accomplish the prior week. They worked really well with some of the external software people we had to connect with.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team is really good, and the communication is too. To me, having good communication is huge. I know exactly what’s going on along the way. Their development team is really good and compared to what I have heard from other people I know who are doing apps with other companies.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It took me a while to get my head around the software way of working. I come from a background where if you have a deadline, it is absolutely met; however, with software, it doesn’t happen that way. I would like them to fit more into my timeframes, but I don’t think that happens in software projects.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They got everything done in a reasonable amount of time. Overall, they did a good job with the timelines.
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not the least expensive but they’re also not the most expensive and they provide good work.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’m very happy with the finished product and think the functionality is really good.
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

iOS Development for Landscape Networking App

“Every aspect of their work focused on how to most effectively connect with the user.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

Naked Labs managed the design and development processes in creating an iOS app with payment processing and scheduling functionality. Collaborative marketing efforts and a port to Android are imminent.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Salt Lake City, Utah
Chris Holt
CEO, ScapeGoat App LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Naked Labs team prioritized their understanding the target audience and customized the app’s user flow accordingly. Their approach yielded an intuitive and reliable platform that’s been well received thus far. Deliberate project management streamlined communication throughout the engagement.

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 CEO and founder at Scapegoat, LLC. We’re a mobile app that connects homeowners to local landscapers and allows them to request and schedule specific services. Landscapers can choose the projects the Landscapers can choose the projects they’re willing to take on, and the homeowner can then choose between those that have responded to the job.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Naked Labs?

I needed a company to execute on my idea and lead the development process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We started the process with an all-day meeting at their office in Irvine, CA, where I provided them with a few sketches and detailed my vision for the app. They went on to manage the entire development process. We built the app for iOS first, as to avoid having to make changes on two platforms. The app should be ready to port to Android come fall of 2018. They very effectively lined up a server company and took care of every detail so that I didn’t have to. Naked Labs also offers marketing services that I haven’t taken advantage of yet.

What is the team composition?

At the beginning, I was primarily engaging with the two co-founders, John and Jason. I also worked with a design lead and a project manager when the project began.

How did you come to work with Naked Labs?

I had a shortlist of about 10 companies I was considering for the project, and they stood out in several ways. They specialized in working with startups and shared my outlook on overall execution strategy. I contacted them and visited their office before contracting their services. I really liked their team and decided to move forward.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested about $90,000 on the services provided thus far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2016, and the iOS app launched in October 2017. We’re now preparing to port the app to Android.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re just starting to ramp up our marketing efforts so we don’t have concrete user insights yet. We’ve seen about 55 downloads on the App Store and the app has maintained a five-star rating thus far. In the past couple of weeks, we’ve started getting requests and landscapers have been impressed with the payment system, which works fast and intuitively.

How did Naked Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

I had a dedicated project manager that managed all aspects of communication. I always spoke directly to him and he liaised with the Naked Apps team, which simplified the process and ensured that everyone was on the same page. We had weekly meetings and communicated primarily via phone, video chat, and email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They emphasize user flow in their process, which yielded a unique and fine-tuned UX/UI. Every aspect of their work focused on how to most effectively connect with the user.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, nothing comes to mind. They’re a great team.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Make sure to research and fully understand your target audience. If you convey that information to Naked Apps, they will tailor the app accordingly.

5.0
Overall Score It’s been a very successful engagement so far.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I’ve talked to colleagues that have done similar projects with other companies, and Naked Apps was far less expensive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them.

iOS & Android Dev for Social Media Crowdsourcing App

“When I spoke with Naked Apps, they were the only ones that listened and I appreciated that.”

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

Naked Apps built a crowdsourcing social media app for iOS and Android. They’re a full-service firm, now engaged in marketing, website development, social media outreach, and content creation.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oklahoma
Jay Henry
CEO, Hang In There
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Naked Apps dressed up their stellar technical abilities and built a strong business relationship through active listening, transparency, and deadline diligence. While giving needed feedback, their willingness to implement the initial vision of the app proved pleasantly surprising.

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 CEO of our startup firm, Hang In There.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Naked Apps?

We needed a social media platform app built for our business on the iOS and Android platforms.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We met to discuss the ideas and the function we envisioned for the app and they started from the ground up, beginning with a wireframe. Since then, they’ve been a full-service company for us. They’ve offered us the development for both platforms, the marketing and developing websites, social media maintenance, and blogging.

What is the team composition?

I’ve dealt with a core team of six-to-eight people.

How did you come to work with Naked Apps?

As I interviewed potential partners, other companies seemed to talk over me as if they knew what was best for our idea. When I spoke with Naked Apps, they were the only ones that listened and I appreciated that. We ultimately started doing business with them because of the personal understanding they achieved by listening.

How much have you invested with them?

We have spent nearly $200,000 with them so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

They began working on the app in late November or early December 2017 and we are still engaged with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve worked hard and remained diligent about hitting deadlines. They’ve also stuck to what we developed during our initial collaboration without any deviation from it. I get the sense from them that we’re on the same track and we are working in tandem, rather than in a manner where they are just filling a temporary need I have. In the future, I hope to make this a long-term partnership.

How did Naked Apps perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very good with timelines. They held themselves accountable and were forthcoming with how far they’ve come. If someone even takes a sick day and they haven’t been able to get something done immediately, they were open and made no excuses for anything.

We used UberConference for our telecommunications needs.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Based on what I’ve read about other firms’ experiences with outsourced development companies, I was impressed that they stayed focused on our target and did not deviate from it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They were very concise in stating what they would do, how they would do it, and what they would need from me. On the other side of that, they could provide a bit more clarity on smaller things that don’t immediately have to do with them, such as adding user accounts, earlier in the process.

Any advice for potential customers?

Make sure that you understand your own project going into the engagement. Ask the right questions. Also, allow them the freedom and ability to make some decisions, such as in the area of containing costs, because they will watch out for your wallet. They understand not everyone is a giant multinational firm.

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
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Jurisdiction of Formation
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ID
201809510135
Date of Formation
Apr 4, 2018
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Bankruptcy
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Tax Lien Filings
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Last Updated
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OVERALL REVIEW RATING
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