For ideas never seen before

NerdzLab is an Eastern Europe based boutique software development agency. We are providing consulting, outsourcing and outstaffing services and our main specialization is Native mobile development. We are passionate developers who love what we do and do it professionally.

Looking for a dedicated team to build your product from scratch or update existing? Need a technical partner to accelerate product’s time-to-market? Using Lean Startup methodology, we will bring your idea to life and make it shine among others.

Let's work together!

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2017
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Lviv, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

SwayPay,

The Good Cards,

Userfeel,

Neuron UX,

WhatSalon,

Tona,

SearchParty,

MunchBear,

Pursuit Health,

Streamify.Live,

Spirit of Math

SwayPay

Taking the hassle out of hotel stays, SwayPay aims to aid both hotel and guest! SwayPay increases hotel profits that are lost due to abandoned carts and failed payments, as well as simplifying the checkout process for hotel guests.

Checkout normally takes approximately 12 minutes, but with SwayPay, you’ll be all checked out in 2-3 seconds!

Tona

Record. Connect. Compete. Repeat. Users can log any type of workout, anytime, anywhere. Every metric can be tracked - calories, load, time, pace, distance, and more!

Can be synced with Apple Watch to track heart rate. With a 4.8 star rating on the App Store and coming soon to Google Play, Tona is the social network out for gym users

everywhere!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tona-workout-recording/id1438739138?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tona.workout.recording

VYTL Fitness

You make this fitness app! VYTL serves as a platform for people to share their workouts and be inspired by the fitness journeys of others, without other aspects of daily life getting in the way. Users can create custom workouts and connect to apps such as Spotify to add their own music! VYTL promises to be one of the best new fitness apps this year!&nbsp

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https://itunes.apple.com/ru/app/vytl-fitness/id1319378698?l=en&mt=8

Pursuit Health

Say hello to the future of training with this free client-facing CRM app for personal trainers. With an exercise library of over 500 exercises, this app eliminates the need for a pen and paper at the gym! A newly launched app with over 300 interactions on social media and a 5-star rating on the App Store, Pursuit Health is successfully growing every

day!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pursuit-health/id1293916105?mt=8

Groggy

Software Focus On Behavioural measures that A person displays a number of characteristic facial movement.  The behaviour of the driver while monitored is alerted if any of these drowsiness symptoms are detected

•excess Yawning,

•eye closure

•excess Eye blinking

• angle and head movement

 

How Groggy works..

 

1.IPhone 10 sits in

cradle connected to charger

2.Drowsy driver identifies a face with onscreen display

3.allowing you to move phone to best set up position

4.while in use the phone maintains constant visual connection to your face

5.Voice Alerts triggered by key facial changes

6.Approximately two hours of continuous driving provides a reminder to rest

Userfeel

Userfeel.com provides remote usability testing on desktop, mobiles, and tablet. This app is used by the testers in order to record the usability test.

Usability testing is the easiest way to increase your website's performance. It lets you see your website with your users' eyes.

Studies by the Norman Nielsen group show that investing 10% of your development budget on usability testing

increases conversions by 83%. Userfeel.com provides not only the platform and the apps for usability testing but a huge panel of thousands of multilingual testers from all over the world as well.

The app records the tester's screen and voice as he performs the test and uploads the generated video back to the userfeel.com server. less

https://itunes.apple.com/app/userfeel/id1236640207

The Good Cards

The Good Cards enables you to track the domino effect of your good deeds and is the first real life game for doing good in the world.

Thanks to the connection of the app with physical attributes such as The Good Cards and The Good Wristband, The Good Game makes doing good a great adventure!

Start your journey today! Get the card online or from your favorite nonprofit or companies

that support it!

You will be surprised how your one small action is changing the world.

Your first mission is secret.
Join and meet people who are changing the world.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-good-cards/id1175487737?mt=8

WhatSalon

This self-proclaimed beauty fairy godmother app has all of the answers in one place.

WhatSalon allows users to search for their favorite stylists or to find something new in a pinch! With over 16,000 fans across social media, WhatSalon is your one-stop beauty booking shop! 

Spirit of Math Contest

An innovative leader in mathematics, the Spirit of Math offers after-school math courses for gifted students. This app calculates the student’s score and assembles the scores for that specific level content for the registered school.

A contest on a global scale, the Spirit of Math Contest App takes an hours-long process and reduces it to minutes with a single click!

Streamify.Live

Incorporate people into your daily life with personal broadcasts through Streamify. Live!

Streamify.Live is a great way to share live music with followers and friends!

With a 5-star rating on the App Store, Streamify.Live is perfect for up and coming artists to reach a wide audience!

Reviews

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MVP Dev of Video Sharing Platform

"They impressed us with their attention to detail."

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

NerdzLab developed an MVP of a video-sharing platform. Users can watch, upload, and subscribe to videos.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Barcelona, Spain
Manuel Pena
Founder, Lucky Universe
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team delivered a functional MVP within the agreed timeline. NerdzLab’s strengths include outstanding customer service and helpful communication and project management.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the founder of a mobile app company focused on the gaming space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire NerdzLab?

We're building a platform similar to YouTube and Twitch.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted quick development of a solid MVP to test our assumptions and gather data.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After interviewing several teams, we decided NerdzLab was the best team for our needs.

Describe the project in detail.

Initially, we began with only the development of the app. However, NerdzLab helped connect us with a design team and we completed the project together.

Our app enables users are able to watch and upload videos. They can subscribe, like, and share any video. The app also includes a section where users can explore videos.

What was the team composition?

We worked with a team of several resources.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They impressed us with their attention to detail and how they met all timelines as agreed.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They’re very attentive with their customer service, project management, and communication. They made the workflow easy.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their combination of customer service with technical chops makes them great.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None that I can think of at the moment. We're very happy with them.

5.0
Overall Score They're an excellent all-around team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're very understanding and flexible in scheduling.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    For the value delivered, the price was on point.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver as promised.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Development for IT Consultancy

"They are well organized and experienced in the field."

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

NerdzLab has developed many features on a backend and its accompanying apps. The features include an invoice generator, a registration tool, and a messaging system.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Uppsala, Sweden
Dimitrios Malamatenios
Project Manager, Freedom Development Studio AB
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Through a seamless workflow, NerdzLab fixes bugs rapidly and delivers exceptional work. Their team is organized, communicative, and knowledgeable. Experienced, thoughtful developers and responsive management staff make the project effortless.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I work for Freedom Development Company AB. We provide IT consulting services and develop mobile applications for various industries, from advertising to health to business. I'm a project manager, overseeing all development and marketing strategies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire NerdzLab?

Our advertising platform is a dynamic digital travel guide that helps travelers on their vacations and gives local businesses a new way to interact with them. It directly connects advertisers with end users.

We hired NerdzLab to work on this platform and its accompanying apps. They currently develop our backend and update the iOS and Android apps, too. They also continuously update and patch those apps, as needed.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal is to provide a dynamic, quickly evolving travel guide while driving traffic to local businesses.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found NerdzLab on Upwork. I personally conducted Skype interviews with all five applicants, and NerdzLab felt like the best fit. They aren't a large company, so they match our small size and budget.

Describe the project in detail.

They've implemented many features and designed a complete backend overhaul to support them. The features included invoice generation, messaging, and a guided registration process. We provided complete, detailed wireframes in both English and Greek. NerdzLab gave us the time we needed. The apps are native to iOS and Android.

What was the team composition?

We had five people: an iOS coder, an Android coder, various backend web programmers, and my main contact. They added a fifth person after I requested frontend help.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They address bugs swiftly. They've also added extra features, which were irrelevant to the initial project, that I requested.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We communicate using Slack and organize the workflow on Trello, which get updated as we move. I have been given access to test the backend and monitor changes as they are happening.

We have Skype video meetings to ask questions and get on the same page. I frequently call my main contact. We communicate in English and have no problems understanding each other.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

NerdzLab has a big team with enough people to manage all aspects of development. We certainly appreciate that. They are well organized and experienced in the field, which is a great relief for us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Most areas for improvement belong to us. As a startup, we have to learn a lot. NerdzLab gives us that chance.

5.0
Overall Score I couldn't be happier. We will continue working with them on upcoming projects.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The scheduling is great, even though a lot of people are involved and they work overseas.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We derive a lot of value at a great price, which is fantastic for a small startup.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They're fast, reliable, and communicative.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Without a doubt! They're trustworthy, they know what they're doing, and they provide great value and peace of mind.

App Development for Software Company

"They’ve been exceptional and the relationship is building momentum month-over-month."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NerdzLab has developed a set of apps for iOS and Android. The team has used Swift and Objective C. They now provide ongoing services for backend development and backend services.

The Reviewer
 
1 - 10 Employees
 
Dublin, Ireland
David O'Flynn
CEO and Founder, WhatSalon
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They deliver functional solutions early after making insightful suggestions throughout the development stage. Customers can expect to work with a dedicated team that creates value.

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 managing director of WhatSalon, a marketplace solution for hair and beauty establishments.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NerdzLab?

We wanted to develop several mobile solutions, both for salons as well as individuals operating within the beauty industry.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

NerdzLab used Swift to develop an iOS platform for freelance beauty professionals. Functionalities included booking calendars to inventories, financial reporting, expense management, and client management. We then expanded the scope. The team has since built multiple applications for iOS and Android, which includes a rebuilt Objective C-based marketplace for consumers. NerdzLab also rebuilt the Android version for Kotlin. They now manage our backend development and services.

What is the team composition?

We interact with Volodymyr (CEO, NerdzLab), Vasyl (Co-Founder and CTO, NerdzLab), two mobile developers, and two backend engineers.

How did you come to work with NerdzLab?

We received 100 applications for our brief on Upwork and PeoplePerHour. Our team then shortlisted the applicants to 10 agencies and spoke with the heads of each vendor. We provided test cases to each agency before hiring NerdzLab.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2018 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Testing proved the platform is robust. While we haven’t launched the market place yet, we continue working on support services.

How did NerdzLab perform from a project management standpoint?

NerdzLab delivers quality work ahead of schedule. Consequently, we’re confident in our long-term relationship and plan to expand the scope further. We use Slack during the business day and Zoom for daily check-ins.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They truly invest in their clients by proposing a variety of innovative solutions. The team even references competitors’ work or options we haven’t considered.

Are there any areas they could improve?

To be frank, no. They’ve been exceptional and the relationship is building momentum month-over-month. I’ve visited their office in Lviv, and found them to be exceptionally hardworking and sharp.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. Prospective clients should give the team an opportunity to at least look over the project.

5.0
Overall Score It’s been a fantastic relationship and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re incredibly precise in terms of hitting deadlines.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not the cheapest, but they give good value for money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality is exceptional.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development for GPS Tracking Application

“The high quality of their code is unmatched—they put in the effort for our app to succeed.”

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

NerdzLab is developing a mobile app using existing designs. They are building the app for both iOS and Android devices. The platform has GPS functionalities and a live map for users.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Australia
CEO, GPS Tracking Application
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Though development is ongoing, the work has been delivered within deadlines and the project is on track to fulfill expectations. As a team, NerdzLab has been a valuable asset. They provide crucial feedback and suggestions that will improve the overall success of the app.

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 a GPS tracking mobile application. The platform serves to help users locate their friends at events.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NerdzLab?

We were in the process of creating our mobile app but didn’t have the in-house resources available. To bring the app to life, we hired NerdzLab to help with development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

NerdzLab is developing our app from start to finish. We supplied their team with designs that our internal team created. After reviewing the work we provided, they made key suggestions to fix issues. They’re working on the iOS and Android versions and making improvements to the backend.

Their team is building live GPS tracking capabilities into the app. This tool involves creating a live map for users to utilize. To do this, they had to learn several frameworks and new libraries and incorporate them into their work.

What is the team composition?

I primarily work with Vasyl (Co-Founder & CEO, NerdzLab). There are about 4–5 other teammates working on the project.

How did you come to work with NerdzLab?

We looked online for overseas developers, especially for teams located in Ukraine as we have experience with companies from there. We used freelancer.com, Upwork, etc. and interviewed several teams. During our meeting, NerdzLab quickly gave us new ideas, a timeline, and a quote within 48 hours. We also liked their pricing structure, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $30,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in October 2018 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re not tracking their progress yet since the platforms are still being developed. However, they’ve met all of our deadlines, and we’ll set KPIs in the future for the next version.

How did NerdzLab perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been excellent at managing the project; they’re more than willing to use our GitLab tool, even though they have their own in-house process. We’re able to track issues, make updates, and access code repositories if needed. They excel at communicating with our team—we primarily use Skype and have calls every few days. By the end of every day, we know what they’ve been working on or struggling with.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The high quality of their code is unmatched—they put in the effort for our app to succeed. We never have to worry about other teams struggling with the code they’ve created because it's at such a high standard. They also have stellar communication skills and provide great suggestions to improve the product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything for them to improve on—everything has gone well, and their work is strong.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’d recommend scheduling a consultation with their team and checking out their portfolio before selecting them for the project. Make sure your app is something NerdzLab have experience building and get their feedback on your ideas. In our case, they identified issues and made strong suggestions before even starting the work which was very valuable to us.

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

Mobile App Dev for Concert Streaming Platform

"NerdzLab has definitely helped improve our app. They’ve been extremely creative in suggesting additional functionality."

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

NerdzLab worked with internal developers and UX designers to develop a mobile app for both iOS and Android. Core functionalities include social login, various payment options, and connecting to a livestream.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Vadim Kouznetsov
CEO, Setai Television
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

NerdzLab stands out in their commitment to set budgets and timelines. They’re trustworthy, easy to communicate with, and reliable. While projects could move along faster if they had a larger team, they’re creative, organized, proactive, and eager to help improve upon a project.

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 founder of a company called Setai Television. We’ve created a platform for music artists to stream live concerts directly to their fans.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NerdzLab?

We have been developing the infrastructure, the backend, and the web app ourselves for the past two years. We hired NerdzLab to create the iOS and Android mobile app versions.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have an internal design team that handed off a finished UX plan to NerdzLab, who then developed the mobile app for iOS and Android. The core functionalities we needed to be developed in JavaScript involved an artist being able to start a livestream and notify their fans, who would've previously registered through Facebook or Spotify. The fans can pay through PayPal, Stripe, Google Play, or iTunes to connect to the livestream concert.

What is the team composition?

I communicate directly with a project manager and one of the founders, and our CTO communicates directly with the developers. There are approximately six people in total working on the project.

How did you come to work with NerdzLab?

We are based in Munich, Germany, but our CTO and most of our development team are based in Ukraine. We were looking on Clutch for development companies in that area so that communication with them could be quick and regular.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $15,000 on the app for each platform, totaling $30,000. We’re adding some more functionality now, and the total will come out to approximately $40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We contacted them in November 2018, and we will finish up the apps in March 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

NerdzLab has definitely helped improve our app. They’ve been extremely creative in suggesting additional functionality, which is uncommon when outsourcing a development project. We implemented much of their input, including additional methods of payment and pieces of the user story.

How did NerdzLab perform from a project management standpoint?

Our CTO meets daily with the project manager, and I usually have a call with them once a week. They send an updated version of the app every Friday. It was easy to track the progress of the project from the beginning, and the communication level is good.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The best thing about NerdzLab is the strict timeline and budget. Unlike a lot of outsourced projects, where the initially agreed upon scope and price exponentially expand as time goes on, we signed a contract to prevent that. We agreed on a fixed price and a completed app by March, and they've honored that. Even as we create some new functionalities, they add them in for free.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would be better if they had a larger team so that projects could move more quickly.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The best way to partner with them is to agree to a set budget and timeline at the beginning. They’ll honor it.

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
    We’ve already recommended them.

Web Design and Dev for Retail Platforms

“The quality of their work is exceptional, and I’m impressed with their work ethic.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NerdzLab designed and developed an app, integrating features such as table reservation, payment processing, and loyalty programs. They conducted market research and collaborated with the in-house team.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Phoenix, Arizona
Aldo Jaramillo
Manager, POS Store
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

NerdzLab has clear communication and a transparent workflow, providing regular updates on project progress and delays. They proactively suggested ways to improve the platform and exceeded expectations. The team is honest and skilled, making them a reliable partner.

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 owner and founder of POS Store, an online ordering platform available on multiple verticals. Businesses can use our platform to accept online orders and offer other online services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NerdzLab?

I had the idea but needed a partner to develop and design the platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I told NerdzLab what I wanted to build, and then we worked together to come up with a design. We discussed what the flow would look like and reviewed a few real-life examples to get a better idea of how it should function. After discussing the features and benefits, we then created wireframes, which included a loyalty program, table reservation, credit card payment processing, and order history. They then began development, writing the code and integrating every feature into the platform.

Business owners can use the system to better brand themselves and increase traffic. They can gather quality information about their customers’ buying habits and use that to do target marketing campaigns.

What is the team composition?

We work with the founder, a QA and testing expert, integration specialist, iOS developer, Android developer, and design team. In total, it’s about 10 people.

How did you come to work with NerdzLab?

A lot of the companies we looked at didn’t seem to listen to what we wanted. NerdzLab understood our goals and immediately began suggesting ways to make the platform better. They showed a sincere interest in our success, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $60,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in February 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t launched yet, but they’ve implemented every detail I wanted in the app. The quality of their work is exceptional, and I’m impressed with their work ethic and desire to make sure we’re completely satisfied with the final product.

How did NerdzLab perform from a project management standpoint?

Their documentation and communication are outstanding; they always make sure we’re informed of progress and setbacks. Unlike many firms, they’re honest and upfront about delays. I have complete confidence in them because they’ve gone above and beyond to meet our expectations.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re extremely aware of trends and understand what our users are looking for. They expanded on our idea in ways I wasn’t expecting, which made me feel like we made the right decision in hiring them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They should hire an in-house designer; they currently use a third-party designer.

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

Web and App Development for Fitness Startup

“Their technical abilities are solid and they can deliver what they promise.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NerdzLab took over a large project from a previous contractor and rebuilt it from the ground up. Collaborating with in-house staff, they used existing designs and wireframes to create a web and mobile platform.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, UK
Andrew Burton
Co-Founder, Fitness Tech Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their team is enthusiastic, creative, and highly communicative. They’re quick with project updates and offer engaging suggestions for how to improve the product. The new platform is stable, functional, and has been well-received by testers and early investors.

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 co-founder of a fitness tech startup in the UK. We make B2B apps and websites for gyms to offer to fitness users.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NerdzLab?

We brought them on to help us build out native apps for iOS and Android, as well as a web platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’re helping us put together a seamless ecosystem for our company so that visitors from any gym can create an account and log their workout data. They took over the project from a previous contractor that wasn’t delivering as well as we’d hoped, so one of the first things we did was evaluate the partially-completed code to see if it was viable. After a short evaluation, they advised us to scrap everything and rebuild it from scratch.

Once we restarted, our team handled the design and initial wireframing. Their team collaborates closely with us to develop and test the software, updating the technology and adding feature improvements. They handle both front- and backend development using a combination of Laravel PHP and React Native, and use Swift for the mobile elements.

What is the team composition?

We have 10 or 11 people working on our project. Their co-founders serve as project managers and then we work very closely with the frontend, backend, and mobile app developers. There are also some QA testers.

How did you come to work with NerdzLab?

A colleague found them online about a year ago. At that point, we chose to go with another contractor that didn’t deliver as well as we’d hoped. They happened to reach out to us during that time, so we decided to see if they could pick up the project.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $50,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in June 2018 and the project is expected to launch in January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve been a major improvement over our previous contractor. Our new code is much more stable and they can work with it efficiently. The product is ready to launch and we’ve had six gyms invest in it so far. We’ve also got about 300 test users on the platform and just over 1,000 workout data points shared. It’s still early in terms of understanding where we need to modify things as we scale up.

How did NerdzLab perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re really accessible and communicate well. We touch base daily via Slack about any changes or updates to the project, and we also talk face-to-face online at least every few days. They let us know if there are any technical constraints or problems and explain their proposed solutions. They’ve also suggested new features to us that will improve the platform.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their technical abilities are solid and they can deliver what they promise. For a young company, they’re very capable and enthusiastic, and that shows in how well they communicate and engage with the work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing really comes to mind. We talk so often that issues get resolved without any problems.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open and honest regarding your project goals. They’ll deliver results quickly, so be sure to talk about where you want to take the product or mention any constraints you have in terms of time or cost.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a great team and built a solid product. I’d gladly work with them again.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They work hard when deadlines come up and will go above and beyond to satisfy us.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s been much more cost-effective to work with a firm outside the UK.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’re always getting better. They’ve made major improvements compared to our previous contractors.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them to other startups.

iOS Mobile App Dev. for Productivity Platform

“In addition to being good programmers, they're also patient and responsive to client needs.”

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

NerdzLab developed an iOS app, incorporating custom features that allow for calendar synchronization, group communications, spreadsheet uploading, and analytics tracking.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sacramento, California
Founder, Mobile Application Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

NerdzLab developed a robust, complex app in a short timeframe. Extremely flexible, proactive, and responsive in communications, working with their team is seamless. They delivered above and beyond expectations and provided high-quality work for a reasonable rate. 

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 founder of a mobile application firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NerdzLab?

We engaged NerdzLab to help us develop an iOS mobile app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

NerdzLab developed a productivity app for iOS, using existing designs. They incorporated features that allow for calendar synchronization and a CRM that imports spreadsheets, plots data on a map, and helps users track leads. Users can also sort contacts, communicate in groups, and monitor analytics. Sales representatives, for example, can use the app to track their performance after holding events, based on sales or customer satisfaction ratings.

What is the team composition?

I work directly with the founder, as well a couple other developers.

How did you come to work with NerdzLab?

I found them through Upwork.

How much have you invested with them?

The project came out to about $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in December 2017, and the relationship is ongoing. Most of the programming work is completed, but we're in the process of cleaning up a few things before launching.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

NerdzLab developed a complicated app in a relatively short amount of time. The feedback we've received from initial testing has been very positive thus far. 

How did NerdzLab perform from a project management standpoint?

They perform well and respond very quickly whenever we reach out to them for changes or questions. They delivered on time and make themselves almost immediately available to fix any bugs as they come up. We mostly track milestones through a single document, and keep in touch through Skype and chat.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team went above and beyond expectations. In addition to being good programmers, they're also patient and responsive to client needs. They've displayed exemplary performance in comparison to other developers I've worked with. They performed tasks that were inconvenient and beyond the scope of work, going out of their way for us. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. I'm very satisfied with the work they've provided.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have a strong and clear sense of what the app should look like and do going into the relationship, providing detailed requirements and wireframes if possible.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    In addition to meeting deadlines, they also turned around additional requests very quickly.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their services are reasonably priced compared to U.S.-based developers.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their deliverables exceeded our expectations in both quality and timeliness of delivery.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already referred them to several people.

Mobile App Dev for Sleep Monitoring Platform

“I was most impressed with their desire to reach an outcome that I was happy with.”

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

Using eye detection and facial recognition software, NerdzLab built an iOS app based on existing designs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Australia
Matthew Mulconray
Owner, Groggy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app demonstrates high-quality during current user testing. Working well across time zones and language differences, NerdzLab brought unique expertise to bear. They demonstrated integrity, were strategic about keeping the process on track, and wouldn’t settle for “good enough”.

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 an entrepreneur. My company, Groggy, designed an app that monitors people while they're driving to make sure that they stay awake.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NerdzLab?

My challenge was finding a team that had experience with facial recognition or, particularly, eye tracking.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They built the iPhone app from my designs. They helped when I needed a specific resolution for some designs so I didn’t have to find a graphic designer. I did the user testing and provided feedback to them on the changes I needed. They also provided advice on what they thought would work well to get it into the app store. We should release it within the next week. depending on the user uptake, we will build an Android app and also for Apple Watch. Once we launch and I get client feedback, I’ll have them do a second version with adjustments.

The app uses space detection to track eye blinks, yawns, and head movements as well as the length of time the eyelids are closed. If the algorithm notes that responses are over the average, it alerts you that you’re showing signs of drowsiness. One of the key features is that it counts eye blinks. One of the challenges was doing that accurately depending on the length of the phone away from your face at which it could still detect the blinks. Another challenge was detecting yawns because the mouth can stay open for a laugh or smile. They had to work a little bit harder to get the algorithms to count a yawn versus a smile.

What is the team composition?

I worked with two people but the main one was the first point of contact that I dealt with. He would update his team on what needed to be done. It was good for me to deal with the same person throughout.

How did you come to work with NerdzLab?

I found them on Upwork. I listed my project and had a number of responses. When I started asking questions about my project, trying to determine the respondents’ knowledge of what I was trying to do, NerdzLab was by far the most experienced. They had done some work on eye tracking before. They had a past project that they could show me as a demonstration. I knew that they would be able to more easily understand what I was trying to achieve. Working across international time zones, you have to try to be clear via Skype or by sending documents back and forth. Having someone that already understood 50% would make it easier for them to understand what I was trying to achieve going forward.

How much have you invested with them?

The total cost was about $24,000 AUD ($18,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together last August 2017. The work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It’s a bit early to say since I don’t have feedback beyond simple user testing. But so far there have been many times when I needed to make changes based on user feedback and they successfully made those changes.

The quality is really good. If I wasn't getting quality work, I wouldn't have stayed with them. The interactions with them have also been really good. They’ve been clear about what was possible and not possible. If they weren’t sure, they would do their own research and come back to me with an answer.

How did NerdzLab perform from a project management standpoint?

We used the Upwork interface for sharing documents and doing payments. That interface also has a Skype-type service we used. They performed strongly given the international time zones that we had to deal with as well as the language differences since English is their second language.

Another strength of theirs was being strategic about what was happening in order to move things forward. They kept things going throughout the process. They would ask for a proposal and come back with the costing for the specifications.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was most impressed with their desire to reach an outcome that I was happy with. They didn’t just settle for “good enough”. For example, once when I sent an example of the graphic design I wanted, they wouldn’t use it because it wasn’t my design. It was good to have pushback on issues of integrity. That’s happened a couple of times. That was the most impressive thing. They weren’t happy to take money over making sure they were doing the right thing.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could have a little bit more structure around their written processes and their written formats. For example, I have a good bit of design and technical understanding but I could see that, for someone without that background or skill, it would be harder for them to follow things. They could improve their ability to deal with a layperson as well as someone that's technical.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be very clear on what you want. Document the way that you want things to roll out. Bring them on board with why you are doing it, the goal you're trying to reach, and the end game.

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
    I've already done that.

iOS App Development for Fitness SaaS Startup

They respond quickly and maintain an efficient workflow.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Sept. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NerdzLab built a fitness app for iOS that facilitates personal trainer-customer interaction through built-in analytical elements and automated business functions. They’re currently creating additional features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Phoenix, Arizona
CTO, Fitness SaaS Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Timely delivery led to a successful app launch. NerdzLab maintained clear communication, met deadlines, and worked efficiently to address app errors.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the CTO of a fitness SaaS startup that provides services for personal trainers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire NerdzLab?

Initially, we needed them to create an API for our iOS app. We were satisfied with their services, so we contracted them to build the entire app.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create a CRM app that gave personal trainers and gyms the tools needed to maximize their time, revenue, and client experience. The app would simplify client and business management.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We conducted a rigorous interview process to vet many potential candidates before choosing them.

Describe the project in detail.

They built the iOS app, satisfying all of our functionality specs. The app features automated business operations, in-depth performance analytics, and tracking capabilities to monitor client progress. Currently, NerdzLab is developing and adding additional features.

What was the team composition?

We’re working with a web developer, a QA engineer, and two iOS developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We successfully launched our app on the AppStore.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They’ve communicated effectively, meeting biweekly to identify project tasks and update timelines. They respond quickly and maintain an efficient workflow.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We appreciate their responsiveness to our concerns. Even when the app faced minor bugs, they worked quickly to resolve the issues.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I have no complaints nor concerns.

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