Working on strange things for brighter tomorrow.

Developing is a consequence of good concepts. The best products are made when we transition ideas from one context to another. Our job is to show you that there are more contexts than the one that you are in right now. We are a Studio that specializes in digital transformations for a variety of industries with an award-winning team of futurists fluid in software development, strategy and visuals.

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2017
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

iDanceSocial

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iDanceSocial - platform designed for a dancer in you

iDanceSocial is a complex location-based platform to connect dancers from all over the world. Our main focus was a simplification of dancers journey from learning their first steps to attending world dance congresses and festivals. We achieved that by developing a couple of important and advanced features for dancers, dance instructors and event organizers:


1. Learn how to dance with community-based dance

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2. Explore events in your area and buy tickets with a simple tap

3. Chat with other dancers

4. Earn money either by hosting events and selling tickets or creating videos and selling monthly subscriptions

5. Track your earnings and check-in dancers to your events with an easy-to-use QR code-based app.


The platform attracted thousands of users in the first few months.


Products developed: iOS and Android application, web application, CMS system, API.


Technologies used: React, React Native, NodeJS, PostgreSQL, AWS, Heroku

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Web App Dev for Artist Collaboration & Discovery Company

"They provided a structured, organized environment that enhanced the professionalism of the business interaction."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Working with loose concepts, Shape Labs took on all aspects of the development of an artist discovery and collaboration app. The product allows users to share text and MP3 posts with others.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Dallas, Texas
Khoury Howell
Founder & CEO, Artist Development Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The internal staff is happy with the look, feel, and functionality of the app's features, citing the high quality of code. The team worked to quickly understand the project's requirements and overall purpose, which aided them in providing unique, helpful app enhancement suggestions to the partner.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the founder and CEO of an artist development company called EAR HUSTLAZ. We are a business that partners with local artists and brands to provide unique opportunities to showcase their talent and expand their reach across multiple networks. Our goal is to help artists and aspiring music professionals establish a sustained career in music.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shape Labs?

The ability for an artist to be discovered and connect in an organized way. The music industry doesn't provide enough ways for aspiring artists to be discovered and to connect with each other - Shape Labs was hired to help create this new platform of collaboration and discovery that will provide a solution to this.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped narrow down ideas and create features that best suited the flow of operation. From being involved with marketing ideas, to design, to scalability. 

What is the team composition?

I worked with three individuals. One set up a framework for the app, another handled programming, and the third was responsible for design and UX.

How did you come to work with Shape Labs?

Their portfolio popped up in one of my web searches for a partner. I liked the layout of their website and downloaded a few of their apps. Their work was smooth and high-quality, so I reached out to them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $12,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working with them since about May 2020.  

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were able to quickly understand and relay my vision for the app, which proved that we were on the same page from the start. Because they understand the mission, they were able to provide input and suggestions to make the end product more effective. I’m not a tech expert, so their recommendations were very helpful. 

The quality of the app and its individual features look great. I’m happy with the design as well. The product was definitely made to be scalable as well, which was a huge priority for me. I was impressed with their pricing for the value they provided as well. 

How did Shape Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re great communicators, driving the project forward in a very different time zone. We didn’t set any hard deadlines, but they did a great job overall.  

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their professionalism in our remote environment was very impressive. They provided a structured, organized environment that enhanced the professionalism of the business interaction. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything off the top of my head. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be specific with your vision on paper. It can be challenging to specify parts of your vision, but it will help you communicate your needs. They will be more effective on the project that way.

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 & Logo Design for Home Maintenance Marketplace

"The project team has delivered to the vision and added to it for a better MVP."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

A home maintenance marketplace hired Shape Labs to assist with mobile application and logo design. Based on the LetsGo Interface and provided with wireframes, they completed two revisions of an MVP of the app.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Australia
Founder, Home Maintenance Marketplace
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the project has been delayed, the work that they have done successfully executed the vision and improved the design and features of the product. Their team was communicative, honest, attentive, detail-oriented, professional, and took pride in their work.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

My company is an online/mobile application based home maintenance marketplace connecting service providers and home owners. Position is Founder and CTO

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Shape Labs?

Mobile application development, logo design

What were your goals for this project?

Develop an MVP

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Communication, showed the best understanding of my vision.

Describe the project in detail.

A mobile application based on the Letgo interface but with the marketplace around home services rather than goods. Wireframes were provided. Two revisions were completed for this project

What was the team composition?

The team was comprised of a designer, two coders and a tester.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Due to Covid-19, the launch of the project has been delayed, however so far the main point is that the project team has delivered to the vision and added to it for a better MVP.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow between teams was effective using slack, trello and google meets.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Were able to execute on the vision, provided input into design which made it better, were honest about practicalities of implementing features, easy to communicate with, took the time to really understand requirements, had attention to detail, are professional and took pride in their work.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Regression testing

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Delivered to required timeline, kept up the cadence of weekly meetings
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Executed on the vision and scope specified
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web and Mobile App Dev for Social Dance Platform

"Shape Labs acts like my co-founder in every sense of the word."

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

Shape Labs designed and built a web and mobile app as a social network for the dance community. They created the frontend in React and React Native and the backend in Node.js and AWS. The project is ongoing. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Alexandria, Virginia
Founder, Dance Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has received praise from interested users already. Shape Labs delivers quality work in a timely and cost-effective manner. Their transparency, promptness, and constant communication make them a trustworthy partner. Note: This reviewer has a hybrid financial arrangement with the vendor to compensate for their services.

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 social dance platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shape Labs?

Shape Labs provides design, development, and management assistance for our platform. We’ve made them a co-founder; they own shares of our company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Shape Labs helped build our platform as a web and mobile app. It uses React and React Native for the frontend and Node.js for the backend. We also use AWS and Heroku. Their team created wireframes, designs, and requirements based on the ideas I give them.

The platform’s main function is social networking. Users can add or remove friends, create friend circles, and interact with events.

How did you come to work with Shape Labs?

The quality of Shape Labs’ work was my number one consideration. They also are highly professional at meeting deadlines. They always meet targets and follow up even on small requests. We communicate every day no matter the time of day, and we always receive a fast response. There’s also a level of trust that I have for Shape Labs, which is important considering that our platform processes payments.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $160,000–$170,000. Shape Labs also holds a stake in our company.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in September 2017 and has been ongoing in starts and stops ever since. We recently paused in October 2019 because of financial reasons.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our target audience—both end-users and business clients—has been very impressed and excited about the platform. People especially like the user experience. We’ve received a lovely, positive response to Shape Labs’ work so far.

How did Shape Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s a collaborative effort. Initially, we didn't have any management tools, but as our target got more mature and complex, we added Jira and Slack to communicate better. Shape Labs acts like my co-founder in every sense of the word.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Shape Labs has been great at everything. I’ve never invested this much money in anything before. I first hired Shape Labs because I needed a frontend specialist to handle that part of the platform. After seeing their speed and quality of work, I ended up giving Shape Labs total control of the project. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

Any issues come from my end. Shape Labs does exactly what I want them to do.

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