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We design and develop amazing mobile apps for iOS and Android - Apps that get featured on the App Store.

We are a multi BAFTA award-winning digital studio and a leading mobile studio in the UK (100+ apps).

Formed in 2003, we have honed a collaborative, agile and resourceful studio model that allows our clients to affordably tackle big challenges.

 
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$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2003
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Key clients: 

BBC London, Thales, NHS, Admiral Insurance, Jaguar Land Rover, Principality Building Society, Welsh Government, Marine Conservation Society, RSPB, Stryker, Sonovate, Project AWARE, Confused.com

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Project AWARE - Dive Against Debris®

Helping divers around the world tackle marine debris

Project AWARE® – a global charity focussed on ocean protection – came to us with the challenge of providing a compelling and easy-to-use mobile experience to their diving community for the capture of vital ‘Dive Against Debris®’ data.

Every aspect of the data capture was optimised to help divers enter high quality data. Elements that were previously complex

and error-prone were greatly assisted by use of custom views – for example, calculating ocean survey area and latitude/longitude entry.

Offline use if fully supported, with divers able to save multiple ‘draft’ survey reports. Local & push notifications ensure the divers are kept up to date and engaged with pending and approved results.

Delivered on iOS and Android.

Read our case study.

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BBC Cymru Fyw

The BBC appointed us to make a mobile app that would deliver their news service for the Welsh language, BBC Cymru Fyw, to the broadest reach possible.

It was delivered on iOS and Android and received a nomination at the Celtic Media Awards.

Read our case study.

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NHS Trust

South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) came to us with a request for a new tool that would help their clinicians spend less time typing up notes, freeing them to see more patients and offer better care.

We delivered a platform that cuts a clinician's admin workload by 40%, saving hours each day and reducing the delay in patient notes being updated from hours to an average of just 16

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Principality Building Society Kiosk App

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ReceiptShed

ReceiptShed came to us with the challenge of delivering a highly focused app for freelancers and sole traders to help manage all the key paperwork and information needed to effectively run their business.

Most apps are either too limited (for example, they just have receipt capture) or are too extensive (complete accounting packages with profit/loss and many other advanced features that are overkill for what is

needed).

ReceiptShed purposefully focuses the functionality to three core requirements - invoicing (getting paid), receipt capture/scanning (so you know what you've spent) and job check-in (so you can remember where you've been and don't forget to invoice).

Monetisation of the app is via platform-specific subscription (i.e. Apple/Google), since this minimises the friction for users paying for the app by making it incredibly easy to sign up for a free month trial of the service.

Delivered on iOS and Android.

Read our case study.

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TV Sports Soccer® - BAFTA Award Winning

TV Sports Soccer® is all about scoring goals and making your way through an endlessly changing landscape against opposing teams making ever more determined efforts to steal the ball and end your run of high scoring play.

Published for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV as a universal purchase, we wanted to deliver a game that can be played on small touch screens and big screens using the Apple TV remote.

Snappy gameplay

and sharp graphics are delivered in an iconic Voxel style (which are essentially 3D pixels) while sound design and an exclusive soundtrack has been created for TV Sports Soccer by award-winner Stafford Bawler (Monument Valley).

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The game was winner of 'Best Game of the year, across all genres and platforms' BAFTA.

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Web App Dev for Regional Building Society

"Their team had the desire to complete our project and offered a reasonable price."

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

Rantmedia developed a web app to expand engagement options for a building society. They built two customer portals with features to personalize product recommendations. They continue to enhance the platform.

The Reviewer
 
51 - 200 Employees
 
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Steven Phillips
Head of Operations, Monmouthshire Building Society
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Rantmedia created impressive designs and produced functional deliverables that achieved the project’s objectives. The team provides frequent updates and communicates technical concepts effectively to enable transparent collaboration. Their creativity and dependability ensure 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 head of operations at Monmouthshire Building Society. We’re a regional building society that primarily focuses on savings and mortgages.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rantmedia?

Across our mortgage and savings range, we have fixed-term products. We wanted to extend our choices for customers to digitally engage with us at the end of their terms. The goal wasn't necessarily to drive customers online but rather to provide choice.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Rantmedia built an online portal for both of our two primary product ranges. We defined the platform's functions and then their team designed it. They used all of our organization’s branding.

They developed portals where customers receive choices. When users log in, they're sent security details to validate them. Then, the portal presents them with personalized choices. The portal captures those choices through support and validation. And then, the choices are submitted into our backend systems. Rantmedia's working on further integrations and developments.

What is the team composition?

We primarily engaged with three people from Rantmedia. Their team included a project lead, a technical lead, and then other developers. We also engaged with their managing director.

How did you come to work with Rantmedia?

While at a previous organization, I worked with Rantmedia. I also worked with their TM on similar projects for different organizations. I contacted her and Rantmedia came in to propose to us. We went from there.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve probably spent just shy of £40,000 pounds (approximately $49,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

Their team made their proposal in March 2019, but we actually engaged them in November 2019. We wrapped up the two primary deliverables and subsequently initiated another piece of work with them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We know the portals are operational and that customers use them. Their team had nice design concepts that delighted us.


We haven’t completed our report on the benefits realization, but we know their work hits key objectives. There’s a benefits case around what it means to us in terms of cost reduction, risk reduction, and customer enhancements.

How did Rantmedia perform from a project management standpoint?

They're better with project management than us. Rantmedia has a robust methodology. Their team gave clear and routine updates. They’re structured and transparent. Their team sticks to their side of the bargain. They do what they say they will do on time.

Their team’s tolerant and understanding. My team’s mostly non-technical, which Rantmedia recognizes. They adapt and support us. They’re a small company, so it’s a personalized experience.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Rantmedia was one of the few companies that met our minimum criteria. Their team had the desire to complete our project and offered a reasonable price. Given the size of the work, I’m not sure other providers could’ve completed it at a reasonable price.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

This isn’t a shortcoming on their part. As a collective, we weren’t prescriptive about the ongoing operational resilience of the platform. Rantmedia offered a support and maintenance contract, but we treated this as a one-off delivery. We hadn’t considered the ongoing business continuity requirements. We’re engaging with them now to make sure that they can continue to support us through disaster recovery.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’d encourage people to give Rantmedia free rein to show what they can produce. We gave them a functional basis and then they provided the finesse, which was one of their delights.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were excellent.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’m inclined to give them a 5, but I don’t want to mislead people into thinking the product didn’t need refinement before we went live.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Platform Dev for Wedding Event Booking Startup

"They’re just nice, genuine people, who are extremely intelligent and competent at the same time."

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

Rantmedia supported the development of a wedding venue booking platform. They built a backend that allows users to update profiles, book appointments, and check availability.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Ben Marrin
Director, Wedding Booker
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform successfully differentiates stakeholders from competitors. The site has garnered positive attention from users, especially regarding its accessibility. Rantmedia offered valuable insight into the feasibility of different features. Their consistent communication style was a highlight.

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 a founder and the managing director of WeddingBooker.com.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rantmedia?

We wanted to create a platform that had every single wedding venue in the UK on it and would be searchable by geographic location. 

We wanted it to be a really simple, user-friendly system where a user could enter a location and maximum radius, and see every single wedding venue within that parameter. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Rantmedia developed a backend system that enabled individual wedding venues to update their profiles, managing all their pictures and information.

People could book appointments online to visit wedding venues, as well as check the dates and availabilities of those venues.

I’m a nontechnical person, so one of the advantages of working with Rantmedia was that they were able to explain things in layman’s terms.

What is the team composition?

I could speak with the owner of the business, which was helpful. They had a very good project manager who dealt with all the queries and specs, keeping a close eye on details. 

I was also able to spitball ideas with Anton (CEO, Rantmedia Limited) and the development team. We had someone who kept it on track and recorded all the details of the project.

How did you come to work with Rantmedia?

I’d had an existing business for 15 years in the Cardiff area, and I’d previously worked with various digital agencies over those years. 

I’d met with Anton a number of years previously, but never actually worked with him. He was on my list of people to consider for the project, and it worked out.

We wanted more than a normal website. Our requirements called for a database-driven web application. Various people just didn’t get it, but Rantmedia did. They were able to do everything we wanted to do. Also, they weren’t too big, they were local to us, and it was a good fit.

How much have you invested with them?

The initial build was in the region of £60,000 (Approximately $78,400 USD), and there was additional work that went in. The total is probably within £100,000 (Approximately $130, 700 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with Rantmedia between March 2018 through December 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re a new business entering a mature market. There were competing, established brands already out there. Our site stood alongside those, and it was better than most of them. 

We always received positive comments from clients and venues, saying they liked the feel and ease of using the site. We didn’t have any negative comments about the way the site looks or the way it works. I was happy to stand alongside the big boys who’d been there for a long time.  

How did Rantmedia perform from a project management standpoint?

From my point of view, it was managed well. Communication was email-and phone-based, and we had regular meetings every few weeks to look over things. We maintained regular communication, and a lot of it was face-to-face interaction, which was great. We didn’t use a project management tool, but they used InVision on their side. 

The uniqueness of what we’re doing comes from the fact that I’m an entrepreneur, not a corporation. I only had an idea, not the whole spec of what I wanted to achieve. Rantmedia helped me map out what was achievable. They took that idea and laid out what we should do in version one, version two, and so on. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

The personal relationship impressed me. They’re just nice, genuine people, who are extremely intelligent and competent at the same time. There’s nothing they don’t understand and nothing they can’t do. But, they’re very humble about it. 
There are lots of businesses in that field that overpromise and underdeliver. Rantmedia underpromised and over-delivered.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’ve always been positive about what they did.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

If I was doing it again, I’d probably research the market more. I’d concentrate on developing the parts of the application that are really important to the client, rather than second-guessing what I think people want or need. 

While everyone is really happy about what we’re doing, actually getting the application to work is a totally different thing. 

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

App Development for Global Insurance Company

"We were impressed by their creativity and solution-oriented approach."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. - Nov. 2019
Project summary: 

Rantmedia developed a mobile app for a global insurance company. The team was responsible for making the app more user-friendly and adding functionality. 

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
New York, New York
Emil Janssens
Head of Marketing & Communications, Allianz
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has recieved positive feedback, both internally and externally. Rantmedia is methodical and organized, communicating consistently with the client to ensure all requirements are being met. The team of experts delivers quality results on time.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, leading global insurance company. My role is the Head of Marketing & Communications in North America.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Rantmedia?

Further developing , redevelop our mobile app

What were your goals for this project?

Make the app more user-friendly and add more features

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Recommendation through another company we work with

Describe the project in detail.

App features all of our sales and marketing materials so they are available on the go, 24/7. In addition, our Financial results, key contacts and successes / videos are also featured.

What was the team composition?

5 people involved for Rant, did not change

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app can be downloaded on the app store. feedback so far has been very positive, both in / externally.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very methodical, kept to deadlines, great communications, responded to feedback.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their expertise and ability to deliver within time and budget set them apart. We were impressed by their creativity and solution-oriented approach.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing comes to mind, smooth process so far

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

iPad App Dev for Cybersecurity Firm

"They were incredible to work with from a business perspective."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Rantmedia optimized an assessment methodology to be user-friendly and to protect sensitive data. They designed and developed a user interface, and provided database backend configuration and management.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Reading, United Kingdom
Alex Tarter
CTO Cyber & Consulting, Thales
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Rantmedia’s small team of developers worked quickly and provided promising results. While the product is still in testing, they have met every deadline. They kept the project on task in the face of potential scheduling hurdles, through exceptional project management.

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 chief cyber consultant for the cyber and consulting business within Thales UK. Thales UK is an aerospace defense company specializing in providing complex solutions to defense and critical infrastructure organizations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rantmedia?

We needed to make our assessment methodology more user-friendly, while still remaining incredibly secure.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We use our assessment methodology to assess some of our critical infrastructure clients, and we use a variety of different Excel spreadsheets to achieve this. Rantmedia had to take this complex methodology and make it more user-friendly without opening the process up to vulnerabilities. So the project had a dual focus of security and usability requirements.

From the security standpoint, Rantmedia created security implementation plans that aligned with our high-level requirements and encryption methodology. After we finalized the design, they developed a prototype to demonstrate the encryption and for us to run security tests. They finally produced a few user prototypes, which are currently in user acceptance testing.

They took a user-centered design approach to the project, which started with a deep dive technical scoping session to understand the methodology. Rantmedia then developed the technical description of their statement of work and used that—as well as a user perspective—to design lo-fi and hi-fi interfaces. These enabled us to provide feedback, and for Rantmedia to provide future iterations before releasing anything to the users.

After finalizing a working interface, Rantmedia began developing the contextual model on how the information was going to be represented in the software. They defined all of the elements that would feed into the user interface, and made sure that we collected all the data in the dashboard. After that, it was just a matter of testing.

The user interface was just for iPad application, but the database element required configuration management and backend support.

What is the team composition?

We had a dedicated project manager, a technical lead, two people focused on UI, and one focused on development. Additionally, the CEO likes to be involved in the projects, so we worked with him.

How did you come to work with Rantmedia?

A co-worker of mine had already reached out to them for a different project. In talking with my co-worker, they thought that Rantmedia would be a good fit for our ideas and requirements, and invited me to the meeting they already had set up. We began working with them through a trial basis and were impressed with their work.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent roughly $40,000­­–$50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in January 2018, and are currently testing the product. They work rapidly and react to requirements almost immediately, the process has just taken longer than necessarily planned because of internal scheduling challenges.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We are still in the testing phase, so I don’t have any metrics to provide, but I can say that we’ve been very happy with the quality of their work.

How did Rantmedia perform from a project management standpoint?

They had wonderful project management and especially put in extra effort in regards to our email. Because of the information we work with, our emails are very secure, which can present certain hurdles, but Rantmedia worked diligently through the email filters and signed up as a supplier.

We had internal challenges, which they took in stride. They were incredible to work with from a business perspective. We received our deliverables on time, and all of the meeting reports were clear, concise, and informative.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They never encountered something that was too challenging for them to handle, and it was quite a complex program. They were always very accommodating and took on the work with an incredible amount of grace

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything.

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

Native App Dev for Music Education Organization

"They learned our product’s subject matter quickly, which has made the process very smooth."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Rantmedia built a native application for iOS and Android. The team collaborated on wireframes and then designed the UI/UX.

The Reviewer
 
501 - 1,000 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Melanie Powell
Digital Product Owner, ABRSM
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app meets all of the functionality requirements. Rantmedia is communicative and proactive; their fixes have exceeded expectations for thoroughness. Customers can expect to work with a highly organized and capable team.

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 digital product owner of ABRSM, the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. We publish a variety of digital resources to help people prepare for practical and music theory exams.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rantmedia?

We wanted to make a new mobile product.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Rantmedia did full-stack development for an app that supports students preparing for our theory exams as well as those that want more knowledge. They built the solution on native iOS and Android platforms. Two of my colleagues had a workshop style meeting during the early development. We worked collaboratively on wireframes.

What is the team composition?

We work with seven people from Rantmedia in total, but three on a regular basis.

How did you come to work with Rantmedia?

Since we outsource all the development to external agencies, we looked for a suitable agency to build that product for us. Rantmedia’s director was a musician, which created a potential opportunity to partner. My manager led the tender process. We compared Rantmedia’s tender against other companies’ and decided they were the best for us.

How much have you invested in them?

We have spent £40,000 GBP ($51,978 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in November 2017 and the partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Rantmedia has delivered what we asked them to produce.

How did Rantmedia perform from a project management standpoint?

They have been outstanding. Our project manager always checks in and is sometimes a step ahead of us. They learned our product’s subject matter quickly, which has made the process very smooth.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were very proactive and spotted issues ahead of time, which we appreciated. There was a lot of quality testing on our end, but they would also pick up on stuff themselves which they resolved. They highlighted issues that traditionally I would’ve expected to be our responsibility to spot. They were also able to suggest solutions and bring it to our attention which was really impressive. We most often communicated through Slack and we also had regular calls that were scheduled. The project manager was very organized, and it was good to have that regular contact by phone as well.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It isn’t something they necessarily need to change, but there were a couple of times when they weren’t too keen on jumping into something else and asked us to hold back a bit.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Just go for it. They are really good.

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

iPad App Dev for Public Relations Firm

“They were one of the best suppliers I've ever worked with.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. - May 2018
Project summary: 

Rantmedia created a unique iPad application developing the technology that had never been used before. The app creates a volumetric hologram projection, letting users control the hologram.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Jamie Robbins
Multimedia Director, Equinox Public Relations Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app launched and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Becoming a true partner, Rantmedia led the project from the early stages through the launch, while their ability to successfully handle challenges and work under a tight deadline contributed to the positive experience.

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 multimedia director at Equinox. We're a PR and marketing company based in Cardiff, Wales.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rantmedia?

We received funding from the Welsh government and had an opportunity to create a new application to be used at one of the castles in Wales. We were looking for a development partner to help us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We wanted to create a unique application that had never been developed before. I gave Rantmedia a very broad brief and they came up with three different ideas. They also suggested combining two technologies that were both quite new and had never been combined before. It's volumetric holographic projection, so users can control the hologram. We think it's the first time in the world when people could control the hologram in front of them. Rantmedia also managed the design, thinking up what dragons and flags would look like. The app they built is installed on iPads within the castle and is not available for public to download. In addition, they provided in-depth training to our staff to ensure the app is sustainable.

What is the team composition?

We were in close contact with three people but visited the office a few times where we met the whole team.

How did you come to work with them?

They were recommended to us by another vendor we had worked with.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in January 2018 and the app launched in May 2018. As part of our contract, we have ongoing support through December 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had some local school children come in and try the app out the weekend it was launched. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. We also gave questionnaires to the visitors of the castle, but we haven't got those back yet. We had a few small issues immediately after launch which Rant did everything possible to resolve instantly. Everything has worked perfectly since.

How did they perform from a project management standpoint?

They were one of the best suppliers I've ever worked with. There was a learning curve for both our team and theirs because we were using the technology that had never been used before. We ordered different parts from all over the world and had to make a lot of decisions, but they did an excellent job and had quick turnaround times. They had different team members responsible for logistics, software development, and the design.

We had weekly meetings with them over the phone, but we told them to call us whenever they needed us. In addition, I went to their office half a dozen times and we had two videoconferences.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were very friendly. It was a challenging project and we had a tight deadline, but they were relaxed and put us at ease. Also, they were accommodating and kept us up-to-date with what was going on.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. We plan to work with them again on other projects because we had such a positive experience.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be flexible and open to their ideas. I wouldn't go to them with a strict brief because they'll probably come up with something better. Tell them what your goals are, but don't restrict them with your perspective. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Our timeline changed a few times, but they were very accommodating. Their turnaround times and project management were also impressive.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Design and Dev for Marine Nonprofit

"The team was always approachable, helpful, and remained patient when timelines shifted."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2016 - Aug. 2017
Project summary: 

Rantmedia handled the whole development process of a data collection app for a global marine conservation nonprofit. They focused on making the data submission process streamlined and user-friendly.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Sydney, Australia
Hannah Pragnell-Raasch
Program Specialist, Project AWARE
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app gets great feedback for its ease of use and great design. The project team fixed issues promptly, was responsive and communicative, and provided helpful suggestions along the way. They’ve delivered a top quality product and continues to provide support for the app.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the program specialist for Project AWARE, a global nonprofit marine conservation organization. We have 11 employees worldwide currently focusing on two core conservation issues: marine debris and shark and ray conservation.

I manage our global marine debris survey, Dive Against Debris, whereby scuba divers are empowered to survey their dive site and remove the rubbish they encounter. Data is recorded regarding the types and amounts of marine debris items removed from underwater on the seafloor as well as the impact marine debris has on wildlife.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Rantmedia?

We wanted them to design and develop a mobile application that would allow users to submit their Dive Against Debris data using their smartphone or tablet. We don’t have the internal expertise to develop such a product and therefore turned to them.

What were your goals for this project?

Dive Against Debris was launched in June 2011 and the data reporting process involved a multistep procedure whereby participants had to record their data on a hard-copy data card in the field and then enter the data via desktop into the online submission form. Being a multistep process coupled with varying internet connectivity for participants across the globe, it created barriers for submitting data to Project AWARE.

Additionally, we recognized the changing landscape and the need for innovative technological advancements to support Dive Against Debris in the 21st century. Therefore, there was a demand and a need to develop a mobile app that would allow users to submit their data using their mobile/tablet device, thus streamlining the data submission process, providing a more user-friendly experience, and allowing users to submit their data in-situ following their dive.

The ultimate goals were to see an increase in data submissions as well as an increase in accuracy due to the inbuilt functionality of the app.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I researched various developers online, reviewing their websites and portfolio. I then shortlisted 10 developers whom I submitted our proposal to and held initial discussions with, one of which was Rantmedia. From there, there were subsequent conversations with each developer, further shortlisted to three.

Rantmedia was selected based on their sound understanding of the proposal and the scope of work we were hoping to achieve with the app. They had also worked with nonprofit organizations before.

Describe the project in detail.

We had a series of initial discussions to fine-tune the concept and scope of work, which included a face-to-face meeting that provided a great opportunity to get to know the whole team. We were engaged throughout the process to provide feedback. Rantmedia was responsible for the complete app development from start to finish and worked together with our web developers due to the nature of our database hosting.

What was the team composition?

We had two main points of contact throughout the project. They brought in the relevant team members throughout the project as necessary.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We continue to hear positive feedback from the field regarding the Dive Against Debris app from its usability, aesthetics, functionality, etc. We also saw great engagement throughout our launch campaign. There have been a few minor bugs but Rantmedia has been extremely efficient in ensuring that they are fixed in a timely manner.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We remained in constant communication throughout the project via email and direct phone calls, which ensured we were all on the same page throughout the iterations. Initially, it was a little challenging to obtain an overall project timeline with clearly defined milestones and project stages but that was a minor detail in light of the overall workflow and outstanding support provided by Rantmedia. We didn't use a project management system, though I would probably recommend using something like Basecamp to streamline communication and ensure transparency.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

All in all, I was pretty impressed with every aspect of their work. They remained responsive throughout the process, ensured that they explained the technical stuff in a digestible way, and provided suggestions and alternate ways to tackle specific functionality requests. The team was always approachable, helpful, and remained patient when timelines shifted especially in with aspects of the project that were dependent on another third party.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We are delighted with the quality of the product that we have received and are grateful for the ongoing support that Rantmedia continues to provide. We look forward to continuing working with them and to refine the updates/additions to the app to further increase its functionality.

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

iOS & Android Dev for Educational Apps

"Their work was high quality...they provide strong inputs."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Rantmedia provided technical support to develop native iOS and Android educational apps. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Founder, Education App Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Rantmedia combined technical expertise with strong creative inputs to ensure high quality products. They mostly communicate over email but are willing to meet in person as well. 

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 and director of a company that produces interactive apps for the education market.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rantmedia?

We needed technical support for app development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We contracted Rantmedia to develop an app for us. I proposed the core scope of the project and they provided creative input on the design and created a wireframe. The developed native apps for both iOS and Android.

What is the team dynamic?

I generally work closely with three people, depending on the project.

How did you come to work with Rantmedia?

I was aware of Rantmedia from different trade shows. I talked to people who had worked with different app companies and they seemed to be the best.

How much have you invested with them?

Around 100,000 GBP.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2014. We have one project that is still ongoing, to be completed by January of 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The user feedback we have received has been really positive. Schools have really enjoyed the apps and want more of them.

How did Rantmedia perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate through a variety of methods. We usually use email but they're very local to me so I meet them in person as well.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their work was high quality. They were also happy to work with me on the creative side and they provide strong inputs.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Very, very good.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re good value for money but you pay for quality.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    No complaints.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    If you have the budget, they are very good.

App Dev & Gamification for Financial Society

"Their creativity and expertise make it worth giving them the latitude to […] influence the end product”"

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Rantmedia animated and developed a multi-level children’s game app for iOS and Android. While the app was never launched, this project aimed to engage a brand-new demographic, and engagement is ongoing

The Reviewer
 
1,001 - 5,000 Employees
 
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Marketing Manager, Financial Society
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Despite some scheduling delays, the development process fulfilled requirements for timing expectations, deliverables, and costs. The app not only adhered to clearly specified brand guidelines but also exemplified RantMedia’s creativity and experience with gamification.

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 marketing manager of a large Welsh building society that offers mortgage savings and insurance.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rantmedia?

We brought Rant aboard to develop an app for children, which was a brand-new endeavor for our company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They developed the app from the ground up for iOS and Android, including all the design work and some animation. The app featured several mini, Tamagotchi-style games in which users could take care of a character they designed. The game’s several levels built up to a more involved “survival mode.”

The app was cross-platform for management purposes. Since they began working with us from the start of development, they had a relatively free playing field to create our desired product within the scope of our brand guidelines.

What is the team dynamic?

We worked with a total of five team members: three software developers were constantly involved, and I personally interacted with two others.

How did you come to work with RantMedia?

Whether they initially contacted us or we found them via a search, they pitched for the project along with two other companies. We choose Rantmedia because they’re a local agency, and we prefer to work with Welsh companies whenever possible. Their experience in gamification and enthusiasm for our products made them the best fit—along with extensive metrics.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested over £100-150,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2016, and recently re-engaged for a new project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The select members of our team who have actually seen the app have confirmed that it captured everything we requested. It was well-received in our usability testing, with both a research agency and members of our target demographic.

How did Rant Media perform from a project management standpoint?

Although we challenged them, their progress consistently matched our expectations. They fulfilled our detailed requirements for delivery schedules within our specific cost matrix. Their proximity enabled us to hold weekly progress meetings with the designers in person. We communicated by email as needed, and they’d often send us Excel spreadsheets to annotate and return. We had constant access to their project management tools.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their dedication and work ethic reflect the fun nature of what they do, which makes them pleasant to work with. The team’s approachability makes it easy to pick up the phone if an issue arises.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We just re-engaged with them, and they are already supplying us with information more efficiently. They learned from last time, and now their communication is exactly what we need.

Advice for potential customers?

Their creativity and expertise make it worth giving them the latitude to work independently, propose new methodologies, and influence the end product, even if you initially have a clear idea of what you’re looking for.

5.0
Overall Score Our overall experience working with them has been very enjoyable.
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was fairly slow, which ultimately skewed the cost metrics of the deliverables. When delays occurred, we had productive conversations about how to improve.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We negotiated costs, and they offered us frequent savings.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Since we never launched the app, I was unable to test the actual deliverables of rolling it out to an audience, a step they had managed to offer.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    As evidenced by our reengagement, they must be doing something right.

iOS & Android Dev for Accounting App

"They hit every deadline, provide constant feedback, and take the time to create a quality product."

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

Rantmedia provided mobile app development for iOS and Android, creating a simplified accounting system for small businesses. They worked alongside a branding company to create UX design and continue to provide support.

The Reviewer
 
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Gwion Thomas
Co-Founder, ReceiptShed
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app had a successful launch thanks to Rantmedia’s sleek design and navigable flow. They maintain a strict work schedule, stay in constant communication, and ensure a quality product by planning extensively. Through continued support, the app remains error-free.

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 business finance app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Rantmedia?

We wanted to create a simplified app to serve as an accounting system for small businesses. It allows users with little to no financial knowledge to send invoices, log payments, and even includes a GPS system to help manage timesheets.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After I provided a brief, they worked alongside a branding company to develop the UX, providing feedback at each stage of development. Rantmedia has won awards for their design work, so I trusted them with the overall flow. The app was designed for both iOS and Android.

We launched four months ago and they continue to provide support, ensuring all functions work properly. We’re currently discussing ideas for improvement and ways to develop the app online.

What is the team dynamic?

We’ve worked with seven or eight people. Anton [Faulconbridge, Director, Rantmedia] is the boss, Gwen [Vaughan, Head of Delivery, Rantmedia] serves as project manager, Rachel [Sulek, Designer] and Ed [Sharp, Digital Product Designer, Rantmedia] worked as designers, and we had iOS and Android teams.

How did you come to work with Rantmedia?

I searched online for local development companies, but they were quite small and lacked the expertise I needed. I expanded my search, but wasn't impressed with any of them, to be honest. Finally, a friend recommended two companies, and after meeting with both, Rantmedia was by far the best.

How much have you invested with them?

About 80,000 pounds.

What is the status of this engagement?

We had our initial concept meeting in September, 2016. We kept in touch for the next nine months as I organized investors and then began work. Our relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have roughly 50 active users, which is a good start for us. We’ve also received great feedback. Users like the simple layout, find the app easy to navigate, and we’ve had no reported crashes.

How did Rantmedia perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate mostly through e-mail and Skype, but also conduct a number of face to face meetings.

They're fantastic, I can't say a bad word about them. They hit every deadline, provide constant feedback, and take the time to create a quality product.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Other app developers I talked to offered a lot of big ideas, but lacked the ability to follow through with the concepts. Rantmedia took the time to think through the development stages and that forethought made them precise and realistic.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, to be honest with you. We’ve had issues with marketing and branding companies, but Rantmedia was faultless by comparison.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They never miss a deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re costlier than some competitors, but that investment ensures a quality product.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Rantmedia Limited
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06157264
Date of Formation
Mar 13, 2007
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