Mobile Application Development

Semaphore Mobile, located in Dallas, Texas specializes in developing custom application software for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry mobile devices. We have completed over 350 iPhone / iPad and Android applications including ZAGAT TO GO, Content Guard, Standard Supply, Deal News, My Grocery Master, All City, and Craigslist. Twenty of the applications developed by Semaphore Mobile have been featured by Apple or have been listed in the top 50 downloads.

 
Undisclosed
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2002
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Plano, TX
headquarters
  • 5960 W. Parker Road Suite 278 #134
    Plano, TX 75093
    United States

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Alexa Application Development for an Innovations Product Company

“They worked all hours of the day or night, and we couldn’t have achieved our goals without them.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug. 2017 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Semaphore Mobile created a cross-platform system for web, iOS, and Android from scratch that shuttles data between users and Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
Michael Flecker
President, Idea Planet
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Implementation ran smoothly, and the product operates well and is well-received. Semaphore Mobile was communicative and diligent, ensuring a successful collaboration. They had a global understanding of the project goals and were strong project managers.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president of an innovation product company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Semaphore Mobile?

We needed a software platform to work with a product we were developing for Amazon.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They created the platform from scratch. It was a web and mobile application for iOS and Android, and they integrated everything into the chips that we use for the project. The product interacts with Amazon's Alexa, so it's a cross-platform system between Amazon and our clients to deliver information back through our product. The entire project is unique in our industry.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a team of three, and our main point of contact was one of their company heads.

How did you come to work with Semaphore Mobile?

We interviewed a number of companies. Semaphore's depth of understanding and overall grasp of the total project was very impressive. Ultimately, that's why we selected him.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started in 2017 and worked into 2018. We had a five-month development period before we fully deployed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our main markers for the project were implementation and a successful rate of functionality. The product operates well and we've received positive comments from users.

How did Semaphore Mobile perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management was particularly strong, and they did extremely well throughout the process. Most of our communication was through in-person meetings and email. We also shared links to documents and other parts of the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their global understanding of our mission and their ability to see the project through to fruition both stood out.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They’re great, and I really don’t have anything they could change. They worked all hours of the day or night, and we couldn’t have achieved our goals without them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Spend the time you need at the beginning of your project and collectively develop your expectations.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offered competitive pricing.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

E-Commerce Site Development for Software Company

“They stand out just by being straightforward.”

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

Semaphore Mobile built e-commerce features for a web-based platform, including quotation and order fulfillment functionality. They used Ruby on Rails and JavaScript.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Birmingham, Alabama
Mark
Managing Member, Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Semaphore Mobile effectively integrated weekly feedback into code improvements, allowing them to meet strict industry standards. They quickly resolved any issues that came up, thanks to their straightforward communication and integrity.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We’re a software development company focused on building an e-commerce product.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Semaphore?

We didn’t have the required on-site staff to develop new features for our web-based platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Semaphore worked on several features, including a quotation system and order fulfillment functionality. They used Ruby on Rails and JavaScript. They did not provide any frontend design.

What is the team composition?

Semaphore assigned three senior developers and a project manager (PM). An architect was also available. We didn’t really need the PM, as we could manage our own staff.

How did you come to work with Semaphore?

I found them online and gave them a call. I started a conversation with Eric (Owner, Semaphore Mobile), and we hit it off. We kept in touch over time, and I reached out to them when I needed help.

How much have you invested with them?

The cost of their work was around $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with Semaphore from January–November 2018. The application is fully deployed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We tracked their quality through a weekly code review. It took us a few reviews to let them know how we wanted things to be done, but this is to be expected with every project. Once we got past this, they were able to meet our standards.

How did Semaphore perform from a project management standpoint?

It was pretty great. We shipped code quickly, with the average deployment time being two weeks. Our main forms of communication were phone and email. We also had Skype meetings when needed. They responded well to our feedback.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We sometimes get the bait-and-switch with development companies, but I never saw that happen with Semaphore. They stand out just by being straightforward.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They addressed all the issues that I brought up.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

It’s always wise to know exactly what you want before engaging a development company.

5.0
Overall Score It was a great experience.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were quite responsive.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them to several people already.