Mobile Application Development Experts

NS804 is a full-service mobile application development firm based in Richmond, VA. Specializing in native iOS and Android mobile app development, NS804 has produced over 100 apps since 2012.

We are humble. We take the time to learn what your business does, where it’s headed, and what you want to achieve.

We are passionate. We work tirelessly to give you the best possible product, and treat your goals as our own, because when we succeed, we succeed together.

We are unified. We are a complimentary team of designers, coders, project managers, app store optimizers, testers, and writers. We work with each other to better work with you.

 

We are grateful. We are thankful for every opportunity that comes to us - whether you’re an appreneur with a small budget or a fortune 300 company.

We are here to provide a service. We recognize that your ideas are the currency we work with, and we do our very best to provide you with a clear plan from start to finish.

We develop for both Android and iOS platforms, with a mastery in Java, Objective C, and Swift. We use our knowledge to help our clients understand the development process, their best path to market, and their options for capitalizing on their app’s success. We pride ourselves on our expertly-honed development skill set, and our commitment to not only produce high-quality apps, but to partner with our clients, acting as their tech-liaison to help develop and grow their app with our proven user acquisition and retention strategies.

We’re excited about new or un-tested ideas, and are always searching for new ways to solve problems to create a better, more connected, and more efficient world. We’re here to develop for you, grow with you, and together, make great, affordable, and reliable apps.

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Richmond, VA
headquarters
  • 5412 Glenside Drive Suite F
    Richmond, VA 23228
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

311 Productions, Mamava, Horseplay LLC, GRASP, Tilton School, Biometrix LLC, ,Choose Life Church, Award Home Inspections, Soraa, AVMA, ,Transsporter, Whystle, Sport.ly, Wells Fargo, Luck Stone, Car Lotz, Impower, Gift Caddies, ARVA, Brew Trader, Dominion Energy

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Dominion Energy Storm Damage Reporter

This app works for both mobile and desktop - and serves as a platform for managing and reporting storm damage to power plants.

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CarpeDM

CarpeDM integrated video chat platform makes online dating fun, fruitful, and efficient! Are you swiped-out, tired of racking up matches who never speak, being catfished, and engaging in dead-end texting? Make a real connection faster with our unique Match – Video Chat – Message process that requires users to video chat before engaging in conventional texting! 

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Truehome

Truehome brings property inspections into the digital age - with a mobile app and desktop platform, Truehome gives home and apartment inspectors the ability to record and track all of their properties' data, and collect and analyze it all in the same place.

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Clips and Cuts

Clips & Cuts brings on-demand booking to barbers, stylists, and everyone seeking an on-the-fly haircut. Designed to make booking a haircut appoint anywhere and at any time as simple and fast as possible, Clips & Cuts is the easiest way for barbers, stylists, and clients to connect.

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Sportly

Sportly is both a mobile app that helps athletes connect with each other based on both their sport of interest, and their skill level - matches and meet-ups are searchable by a map, or by specific activity and skill level. 

 

Sportly also serves as a desktop platform to help companies promote their health & wellness programs.

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Brew Trader

Discover and trade unique brews with other craft beer enthusiasts near you through Brew Trader! This app was born from our own love for craft beer - we wanted a new way to find new brews - so we made Brew Trader, the app that showcases your own craft beer collection, and gives you the ability to search other personal collections near you. 

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Mobile App Dev for Tipping Platform

"During testing, we received great feedback from users who said the app was very intuitive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Feb. - Jun. 2020
Project summary: 

NS804 provided mobile application development services to a tipping solutions startup. They developed an app for iOS and Android. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Great Falls, Virginia
Anna Skvortsova
Director, Bene Tipping
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As a result of NS804’s work, the client was able to successfully launch its app for consumers. The team was organized, thorough, and hardworking. They went above and beyond to ensure the project was successful and work was delivered on time.

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 director of a mobile application company. We developed a platform that simplifies tipping transactions in the cashless world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NS804?

We hired them to assist with application development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed a mobile app for Android and iOS. We started the project with another company, but after about six months, the project was falling apart. The only thing that NS804 could use from the original development was the design. They had to redevelop the backend, implementations, security systems, and more. 

The app has three different modules. One for the user, where they can scan QR codes to leave tips, view recent transactions, contact customer service, and edit their profile. 

There’s another module for service providers where they can access the tips that they’ve received. It also allows service providers to access a QR code that they can share with customers. The service providers can also order QR code cards through the app that they can distribute to their clients. For example, a housekeeper in a hotel can leave the card behind after cleaning a hotel suite. 

Finally, there’s a module for companies that’s an aggregator module. It allows a company to sign up their staff for the service. They register their employees and cover the cost of membership such as printing QR code cards. There is also a reporting functionality where the company admin can see how much each employee has earned. 

They used InVision to share the screens and used Test Flight to push things out to us for iOS. 

What is the team composition?

Lauren (Bookkeeper) and Nick (CEO) were our main points of contact. Lauren was our project manager, and Nick acted as a partner and helped us brainstorm the product. We also had an Android developer, an iOS developer, and Amanda (UIUX Designer). 

How did you come to work with NS804?

We originally spoke with them before we started the development process, but we ended up choosing another company. However, after that engagement didn’t work out, we went back to NS804 because the team checked in with us to see how the project was progressing. They made the effort to continue to form a relationship with us even though they weren’t originally selected. 

NS804 provided a good value for the cost of the engagement, and they wanted to form a partnership. They brought ideas on how to make our app better. 

How much have you invested with them?

We invested a bit over $100,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

The development took place from February–June 2020. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We just launched the app a few days ago, so I can’t share quantitative data yet. However, during testing, we received great feedback from users who said the app was very intuitive, even for non-native English speakers. 

How did NS804 perform from a project management standpoint?

It was outstanding. Every Monday morning, we would receive an email that laid out the plan for the week, including what deliverables we could expect. At the end of the week, they let us know what progress had been made and whether or not they met their goals. We also had ad hoc calls when necessary. 

They were able to deliver within the scheduled timeline despite a big setback we had with trademarking our name and logo. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

The partnership we had was the most impressive. They were an extension of our team. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t think so. They were truly exceptional. When we had to change our name and logos because of an issue with our trademark, they worked quickly to make sure we stayed on track. They had to train a new team member because our Android developer was on leave. Despite the extra time it took to train the new team member, they didn’t bill us for any of it. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

Rather than just handing over the work and wireframes, talk to them about the goals of your business and what you want to accomplish. They’ll bring great ideas and insights.

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

Development & UI Services for Retail Pricing Company

"They learn and adapt to the business."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

To increase their bandwidth, a retail pricing company hired NS804 for development support. The team developed front- and backend components for applications. They focused on UI design. 

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Richmond, Virginia
Marcus Thornton
Senior IT Manager, RetailData, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team at NS804 delivered effective and efficient work with zero bugs. Their flexibility complemented their project management style. They're professional, accommodating, and communicative. 

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 senior IT manager at RetailData.

We collect competitive pricing data for various retail store chains across North America. We gather a lot of that data from visiting the stores and scanning the prices. We also collect a lot of web data content.

That data is compiled and verified to meet our client demands. A lot of the analytics and reports come from our IT group. I support the application development here that supports our data.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NS804?

We build a lot of custom UI solutions for various initiatives. We needed them to help us build a supporting application that integrates with one of our internal linking applications to ensure the information was synced and maintained in one area.

Since we’re a smaller IT shop, we didn’t have the bandwidth and needed more development support to create the applications that we needed.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The engagement required a lot of UI and database knowledge.

We gave them specific instructions related to building frontend pages using Angular 8. We also asked them to use the standards we follow as it relates to how we authenticate into our applications.

Since we’re a Microsoft shop, a lot of our tools and technologies involve Microsoft Azure. We had NS804 sync with another application and build backend components using Azure and .NET principles.

What is the team composition?

I primarily worked with Nick (CEO).

How did you come to work with NS804?

We went through an extensive search. After looking at other third-party options, we reached out to NS804, and they were very forthcoming.

Their team does a lot of development in the areas we work in, from mobile to full-stack. We interviewed some of their developers, and we were impressed with their knowledge and willingness to adapt to our style.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement with them began in December 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

NS804 is consistently professional. Their work is efficient because they’re used to delivering short iterations every couple of weeks. It is also bug and error-free. They learn and adapt to the business.

How did NS804 perform from a project management standpoint?

I’m very impressed with the project management. They use an agile methodology like us. Their team was excellent at communication, meeting deadlines at the pace we set with them. I was pleased with the updates they provided. If there was anything that prevented them from being successful, they called it out early.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was impressed with their ability to adapt and be flexible. Their team was able to come in and understand what we wanted. They developed in the standards and styles we asked them to. They had no problems.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I have no comments.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have strong requirements and understand what you’re asking for. NS804 is excellent at comprehending and ensuring that their clients are conformable with their understanding. They’re a strong group.

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

Mobile App Devs for Chiropractic Consulting Company

"Unlike competitors, NS804 provides a personalized experience."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Dec. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NS804 redesigned and redeveloped an existing iOS app to improve the functionality for a chiropractic consulting company. They revamped features including push notifications and developed an Android version.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Kimberly Portuondo
CTO, ChiroDestiny
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

NS804 delivered stable platforms with features that operate precisely and load efficiently to the satisfaction of internal stakeholders. The team was attentive and flexible, adapting processes to fit the client’s preferences. They were responsive and thorough, which facilitates ongoing 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 CTO of ChiroDestiny, which is a chiropractic consulting company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NS804?

We looked into creating an application for communications such as sharing materials with our clients. A company built an initial application for us but did so poorly. It failed all of the time and not all users received push notifications, which was a core functionality. We wanted an agency to assess whether or not the product was salvageable.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

NS804 looked into our application and got it up and running in one day, which allowed us to show their team how we wanted it to function. From there, they put together estimates of the cost to fix the platform versus building a new one. We landed on overhauling the current app to stabilize it.

Eventually, they rebuilt the iOS app so that it works exactly as expected. Their team fixed the push notification feature so that all users can receive them. They also implemented smart login credentials. If a user enters an email but has forgotten their password, they’ll be prompted with a forgot password link. 

NS804 also cleaned up the backend portal that our team uses. We’re able to track information such as how many users we gain in a given month and whether they added themselves or we manually entered them. It also allows us to filter the list of users, export them, and make them inactive or active.

Recently, they launched the Android version of the app. It’s in review currently, so we’re waiting for it to be published by Google Play. We have a maintenance contract with them in place and they’re working on mockups for the second version of the app.

What is the team composition?

Lauren (Bookkeeper) was our project manager, so I communicated with her mostly. I was also in contact with Nick (CEO) who kicked off the project.

How did you come to work with NS804?

We originally found NS804 on a freelancer’s platform. I googled the company and reached out to Nick outside of the platform. We had a conversation via phone and he seemed like a good fit. After he met with our two partners, we signed a contract with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

NS804 started working on this project in December 2019 and our collaboration’s ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

From our testing, the Android app does exactly what we want. They improved the speed of the app, which was important because we lost many users to long loading times. I have nothing but nice things to say NS804.

How did NS804 perform from a project management standpoint?

We had two weekly check-ins with Lauren: the first at the beginning and the second at the end of the week. The review process with Lauren was spot-on. She sent versions that we tested and then I sent notes. She responded to them with any questions and notes about whether or not my feedback was implemented. Their team’s communicative and super helpful.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Unlike competitors, NS804 provides a personalized experience. Their team was also willing to work with our budget, our point of contact, and our review process. They checked in often to make sure that we were happy with everything that we received. Other companies just tried to plug our project into their models. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I’m happy with their work and the turnaround time.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Come up with a thorough list of features that you want. You could also create a list of apps that you like as samples. Basically, the more information that you provide upfront, the faster you’ll get the results that you want.

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 Dog Training Company

“They produce solutions on a professional level.”

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

NS804 handles the mobile and app development services for a dog training company. Using mockups, their team built the app for Android. The platform allows judges to submit real-time scores into a database.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Richmond, Virginia
Jacob Pope
Owner, Pope K9 Services
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

NS804 has provided flexible, direct contact throughout the project. Their team makes collaboration seamless by quickly responding to requests and resolving issues. Professionalism is a hallmark of their high-quality work.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner and CEO of Pope K9 Services, a company that deals with dog training and breeding.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NS804?

The paper processing time for dog events normally takes hours and hours of preparation. We wanted to create a mobile app and web portal that’d eliminate the processing time for dog events.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Using mockups, NS804 designed and built the app for private use on Android. We wanted the app to function for multiple types of users — one significant group being the dog judges. During an event, a judge is able to submit real-time scoring. Once the judge enters scores on a particular dog, that data is immediately transported, stored, and recorded in the database.

What is the team composition?

My main point of contact was Nick (CEO). There was a student from a school involved in the project so Nick was the liaison between us.

How did you come to work with NS804?

We had some pre-established relationships with local web development companies and reached out to them. After explaining our concept and goals, we narrowed them down through a long process. NS804 was selected.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested around $25,000 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our ongoing partnership started in October 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve appreciated the flexibility and ability to speak to them directly. They’re very responsive to our requests and needs.

How did NS804 perform from a project management standpoint?

Nick made it very easy for all of us to collaborate and work together smoothly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They produce solutions on a professional level.

Are there any areas they could improve?

During the project, it was sometimes difficult to understand the technical language. Making correspondence as visual as possible for non-technical customers would be helpful.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They usually do pretty well, but make sure they communicate clearly if you’re non-technical.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Platform Integration & Dev for Craft Beer Canning Company

“Everything was very straightforward, and they provided a quality end product.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NS804 connected the existing cloud-based ERP web app of a craft beer packaging company to QuickBooks using open APIs and authentication mechanisms. The final solution is used by the internal staff.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Glen Allen, Virginia
Mike Horn
President of Southern Division, Iron Heart Canning Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite a few bugs after launching, the team was able to deliver a high-quality product while addressing issues in a timely manner. The users of the app are satisfied with its functionality, finding it easy to navigate on the job. NS804 prioritized their partner’s happiness and given requirements.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a regional company that specializes in packaging craft beer and similar products into cans. For the most part, we’re mobile-based and have service people in trucks across the Eastern United States every day. I’m the president of the Southern Division and the head of technology.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NS804?

We needed them to integrate a system that we developed in-house to QuickBooks for automated invoicing.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had an existing cloud-based ERP web app. When they came on board, they took the code and integrated it into QuickBooks through their open APIs and authentication mechanisms. The solution is a private system used by our crews on the road and our back-office team. More than anything else, this was an integration effort. 

What is the team composition?

I worked primarily with Nick (President, NS804) and Lauren (Bookkeeper, NS804).

How did you come to work with NS804?

We tried several other outsourcing firms, but we were having trouble finding high-quality firms to handle our project. I had a friend that had past experience with their team, and he recommended them to us. They seemed very professional, so we decided to hire their team.

At this point, the project has been completed. We’ve contracted them for a year’s worth of support for the system. 

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $20,000–$30,000 on their services.  

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in August 2019, and our collaborations are ongoing.  

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Overall, they came pretty close to their timeline and cost estimates. From a functionality perspective, there were few bugs. The ones that were present were quickly addressed. Additionally, the userbase is extremely pleased with the end result. 

How did NS804 perform from a project management standpoint?

We ran about a month late on the project, so communication could always be more streamlined and more informative. Overall, I’m happy with the service that we were provided. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were very eager to satisfy the customer, doing whatever it took to meet our requirements and expectations. Everything was very straightforward, and they provided a quality end product. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

We could’ve developed a clearer plan with more testing upfront. That would’ve helped, but they were otherwise a great partner. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

To get the most out of the relationship, you’re going to need a project manager. That will best leverage their technical skills. If you have a resource to best plan, manage, and execute their technical experience, you’ll benefit.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Based on the SMB market, I’d recommend them.

Telecomms E-Commerce Platform Design & Integration

"Their ability to work on their toes and make changes without incessantly asking us questions was great."

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

NS804 developed an e-commerce platform for a telecommunications wireless hardware distributor. They were responsible for creating a web-based storefront that best reflected the brand.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Glen Allen, Virginia
Michael Pittman
Owner, Connected Solutions Group, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Outsourcing the project to NS804 allowed the internal team to save time and resources who needed to focus on other tasks. The final site met standards and has just recently launched.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

CSG is a wireless hardware distributor and solution provider and I am the owner of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire NS804?

I hired NS804 to help us design an eCommerce website so we can begin to have a direct on-line storefront presence.

What were your goals for this project?

I needed something clean, crisp, and easy to manipulate over time. It was important to not only be a sharp looking website, but functionality and ease of use was key.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Vetted through multiple channels.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

NS 804 helped us choose a basic template or design that we liked and then integrated our solutions into that design and helped us design and integrate a web-based storefront that we feel represents us as an organization very well.

What was the team composition?

He had a team of 4 working the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are just now launching the storefront, but Nick and his team were able to get exactly what we wanted accomplished without us having to allocate internal resources onto it.

In this situation to do so would have cost my team invaluable time and resources and it was imperative it was done in a timely manner by a 3rd party but also meet our high standards for quality. All was accomplished.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Most communication was from the owner Nick himself direct to me and my team which felt like we were a priority.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ability to work on their toes and make changes without incessantly asking us questions was great. They were able to think on their own to help us reach the goal.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None whatsoever on this job.

5.0
Overall Score Very happy customer.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Finished ahead of timeline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Reasonable for services rendered.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I had a beyond positive experience.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I already have.

iOS/Android Development for Wine Membership Company

“…they were always cognizant of our tight budget and did their best to work with us.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

NS804 rebuilt the backend for a wine pass app from scratch, using existing creative assets to update the design and content. The app would be standalone to the brand’s main website.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Melanie Simpson
President, Virginia Wine Pass
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Due to several unforeseen and unique circumstances, the project went over budget and schedule. Frequent team changes also compounded the workflow. Ultimately, NS804 succeeded in building the app and is now waiting for it to be approved in app stores.

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 of a winery membership card called Virginia Wine Pass. Our company gives our members discounts, savings, and other perks at over 150 wineries throughout Virginia.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NS804?

We had a basic AppPresser app that was linked to our existing website, however, both were extremely limited. We wanted to separate the two and create a reliable app that would help us grow.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

NS804 developed our new wine pass app for iOS and Android. After rebuilding the entire backend, they referenced our website to inform the overall content, design, and look and feel.

What is the team composition? 

We had some confusion because there were so many people coming in and out. Originally, I’d worked with Nick (CEO, NS804), who was fabulous and a good communicator. Lauren (Bookkeeper, NS804) is now my new project manager, but I’ve also worked with some others on and off.

How did you come to work with NS804?

I did a fair bit of research for a local development house before finding NS804. I looked at their previous work, talked to a few people, and collected references. When I contacted Nick, they just seemed like a good fit for us.

How much have you invested with them?

The project definitely went overbudget. We spent about $23,000, which is a big deal for a company as small as ours.

What is the status of this engagement?

The bulk of the work lasted from March–August 2019. They’ve just finished the app, and we're waiting on Google and Apple to approve it, now.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Overall, they did a really good job, and I’d hire them again. There were a lot of unanticipated issues that came up along the way, which caused the project to drag on and go over budget. These had to do with our website’s limitations and the logistics of trying to link our current members into the new app.

At the end of the day, their team listened to what I had to say and were diligent about problem-solving those issues.

How did NS804 perform from a project management standpoint?

Lauren did a great job. She gave me weekly email updates and facilitated communication between me and the developers. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Although things didn’t always pan out the way we’d expected, they were always cognizant of our tight budget and did their best to work with us.

I’d also like to reiterate that Nick did a really good job at problem-solving when something came up. If I got in touch with him about a situation, he’d handle it immediately, and I appreciated how much personal attention he gave us even though he was working on a lot of other projects.

Are there any areas they could improve?

A lot of our issues were due to our individual circumstances that other clients wouldn’t necessarily have to deal with. They worked around our situations really well.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 3.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile Application Dev for Dating App

"Their team does a great job of turning around last-minute requests."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jun. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NS804 designed and developed a dating app from the ground up on both iOS and Android. Their process included wireframing, UI/UX design, and coding features such as a calendar, list, and geo-locating capability.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Naza Shelley
Founder, Carpe Diem Social LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The work performed by NS804 on the app has satisfied all project requirements and pleased stakeholders so far. Their team is responsive and very receptive to feedback, working quickly to address any issues that arise and streamline the development process as much as possible.

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 Carpe Diem Social LLC, and we are a social networking and entertainment company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NS804?

We worked with NS804 to develop our first product, which is a dating app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We used NS804 as a one-stop-shop to design and develop the beta version of our app from scratch for both iOS and Android devices. They worked from wireframing in EnVision, to UI/UX, all the way through fully coding the app.

The distinguishing feature that they built for us is that it features video chat before texting, so it includes an integrated video platform within the app, and then a chat platform behind that. It also has a calendar feature that allows users to schedule calls ahead of time, and then other basic dating features like profiles, match lists, criteria setting, geo-locating, etc.

What is the team composition?

I worked with one of their in-house designers who was in charge of developing the app, as well as with Nick (Owner, NS804).

How did you come to work with NS804?

I interviewed about six different companies before narrowing it down and ended up selecting NS804 because of their competence, competitive pricing, and proximity to our company’s headquarters.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $100,000 with NS804 so far.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in June 2018 and are continuing to do so.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are pleased with the app’s design and capabilities. The quality of the build is very high, and it functions much better than some dating apps that have had way more funding and are at a later stage of development.

How did NS804 perform from a project management standpoint?

They are quick to respond if we have any issues. At the beginning of the process, we had some issues with meeting deadlines, but it has improved significantly over time. The problem was more an issue of having the appropriate staff to manage the project, so once Nick acquired new talent it made a noticeable difference. Not only did internal continuity of the deliverables increase, but the overall quality did as well.

We mainly communicate via email and call, for which they are very flexible and responsive. I am also able to talk directly with the developers to walk through any requests or issues, and occasionally one of my advisors and I will drive down to their office to meet in-person as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team does a great job of turning around last-minute requests. As a solo founder of a startup, it can be very difficult to manage everything and plan far ahead, so it’s really helpful to be able to send him a request for a graphic or a piece of code for an ad or something and get that turned around almost right away.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Any time we have any issues, the NS804 team does a good job of working to improve it, so I don’t think there is anything in particular that I wish they did differently.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It can be very beneficial to figure out a payment structure that works for you ahead of time, not just considering the business side but also accounting for the possibility of delays in development.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development and Design for Payment Services Mobile App

"I appreciate that NS804 is enthusiastic about the project."

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

NS804 migrated an MVP into an iOS application for a peer to business startup. The team built a back office and linked it with the iOS app. The application is awaiting launch in the App Store.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Richmond, Virginia
George Cumming
Founder, RIVVIR
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Results are promising. The MVP received excellent feedback. Once it is available for download, the app will be an asset in the industry. While their team could be more collaborative, their professional management style is efficient. Expect a passionate team that believes in their clients.

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 & CEO of RIVVIR. We’re a startup for a peer to business model for purchasing drinks and other items at festival events.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NS804?

We hired NS804 for app development. Our main goal was to build a back office and establish a link from there to our app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided NS804 an MVP and wanted them to rewrite the application for iOS, using the original code. The app allows users to gather tickets to purchase items on their phone. Our team had an idea of how we wanted the transaction to take place between a customer’s phone and an iPad. They performed tests with several options we supplied them and gave recommendations on how to move forward. The second part of the process was their team establishing a connection through a unique use of technology to have the app work with the back office. They also had to build up the back office.

What is the team composition?

Nick (CEO, NS804) was my main point of contact.

How did you come to work with NS804?

We’re a startup at an incubator based in Richmond. Nick was a mentor there, and we followed up with him later socially. When it came time to build out this project, he was the perfect fit.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement started in October 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re working with NS804 daily to introduce the app into the App Store. As of last week, we received the current version on our devices, so we’re ready for the first stage. While there are no results on the iOS app to report, we previously tested the MVP with users. The app is a unique technology for commerce and has received phenomenal feedback. In conjunction with the industry and the frustration level because of the inefficiency of POS and ticket systems, we’ve shown a substitute with this product.

How did NS804 perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management style is excellent. We communicate through phone, email, and in-person. I have a great relationship with Nick and work with him directly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciate that NS804 is enthusiastic about the project. Sometimes when something unique and different is being developed, there isn’t a comfort level. NS804 has the comfort level and belief to listen to what we want and build it out accordingly.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I think they could be more collaborative during the build process rather than finding a solution and presenting it so we can fine-tune it to our needs. It would be nice for it to be collaborative along the way.  

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

App Development for Home Inspections Company

“They exceeded our expectations and integrated features that I didn’t even know we wanted.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

NS804 built an iOS app that automatically uploads photos into reports and transcribes field notes. They based the features on internal requirements and currently provide maintenance and hosting.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Richmond, Virginia
Joseph Gershowitz
Owner, Award Home Inspections
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

NS804 is extremely skilled and professional, implementing high-quality solutions. The app has resulted in a streamlined workflow, decreasing clerical work and increasing appointments. The team is prompt and responsive, quickly resolving any concerns or technical issues.

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 of Award Home Inspections, a company that does commercial and residential inspections.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with NS804?

Our reports are detailed and contain lots of pictures with all of our findings, and it was taking hours to upload pictures into our program. We needed someone to develop an app that would allow us to upload the pictures as we took them on the site and automatically put them in the report.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We discussed our needs and goals with NS804, and they explained what technology could best solve our problem. We told them what we wanted it to look like, how we wanted it to work, and what features it needed, then they built the iOS app. They also incorporated talk to text, which automatically transcribes our field recordings into notes. Now that the app is finished, they provide maintenance and hosting.

What is the team composition?

We mainly communicate with the owner.

How did you come to work with NS804?

We met through a networking organization. Their owner showed me some of their previous work, and we had a good relationship, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

Building the app cost around $13,000, and maintenance and hosting are about $200 a month.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2015, and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They exceeded our expectations and integrated features that I didn’t even know we wanted. They solve bugs quickly and promptly deal with any technical issues. Because of their app, we streamlined our process, increasing appointments and minimizing clerical work.

How did NS804 perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re have excellent communication and are incredibly organized. We communicate in-person and over the phone.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re responsive and have a vast technological knowledge.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. Whenever we have issues, they proactively try to solve them.

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