Mobile App and Web Development Company

Welcome to Simpalm! We are excited to see you on our profile. Simpalm is a leading developer of mobile applications and responsive websites for all popular smartphones, tablets and desktops. We have designed and developed 200+ apps on iOS and Android platform for many of our clients. Since our inception, we have developed very creative, robust, design centric mobiles apps for startups to large enterprises.

We also have mastered the skills of building responsive web sites using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Angular JS, Bootstrap, Ionic and Jquerymobile frameworks.

With offices in DC and Chicago, we have a team of designers, developers and project managers to help your achieve your mobile/web strategy. We assure you that you would be happy to choose us as our mission is to build the relationship with you. We are just a call away to help you.

Why You Should Hire Us

  • We like to listen to your need and build solutions based upon your need.
  • Over 8+ Years of experience on iOS, Android Native Applications.
  • Over 5+ Years of experience in Responsive Web Development using HTML5, Angular JS, Javascript, Botostrap, PHP and .Net.
  • Over 7+ Years of experience on Hybrid App Development using Xamarin, Phonegap, Titanium, Jquerymobile.
  • Expertise in creating UI design and wireframes for your mobile app and Web project.
  • We will follow the process and quality, keeping your budget in mind.
  • We will build the web and cloud solution for your project.

 

 
$10,000+
 
Undisclosed
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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North Bethesda, MD
headquarters
  • Simpalm
    11810 Grand Park Avenue, Suite 500
    North Bethesda, MD 20852
    United States
    301.825.5331
other locations
  • Simpalm
    136 S. Delano Court, Suite B201
    Chicago, IL 60605
    United States
    312-544-0089
  • Simpalm
    509-A The Mark, 20-B Old Palasia,Saket Square
    Indore, MP 452001
    India

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Taptin, Forte Payment System, AudiobookNow, Ghost Post, Mezy App, Audio Chef, Window Nation, Tripfriend, Winematch Connect.Cognizant Technology Solutions, APGO, WSWA, Festi LLC, Medical Software Innovations LLC, Pepsi Inc, Bed Bath and Beyond,  ePort Mobile, Delta Airlines,  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Prime Theraputic,  National Institute of Health, Metcor, Cantada, MyCollegeConnect, Tipsta LLC, A Great Meeting Inc

Social Event Hosting App - Festi Food and Friends App

Festi is a new social event-hosting platform that can fill your empty social calendar. This new trending mobile app works on a social rideshare concept and help people to reveal fun, food and friends in your neighbourhood. Festi has long listing of amazing social events and it will take you to Backyard BBQ or back porch for delicious dining, food and drink at neighbors home. Simpalm was hired by Festi LLC to build both iOS and Android Application. Festi has two side of interface for Guest and Host of the event. The Festi has been published and it is available to download from App Store and Google Play Store.

Festi has following features:

  • As a Guest, Discover new events in local area, swipe a list of events and book your favourite one.
  • As a Guest, make new connection in event, access guest list and find out other guests in event.
  • As a Guest, make payment to book your event and get notified for dinner and event by Host....

Social Media App for Bar - TaptIn

TaptIn is a new amazing social media app available on iOS and Android platforms. We developed this app for Plexus Promotion, LLC, a company based in Maryland/DC area. TaptIn is designed with interactive social media features and advance Geofencing technology to provide best in class experience to users. Taptin App helps you to connect with right people in a bar, it is your icebreaker App. It has rich social media features and attractive User Interface. TaptIn App is designed and developed to provide local drinks, food, and event special information and connect with others. App also provides exclusive promos and specials to users.

TaptIn has following features:

  • User can chat with other guests in the bar.
  • User can get local food, drink, music & event special information.
  • User can Checkin to the bar, restaurant and confirm their presence.
  • User can create temporary profile according to the mood to make it more...

Digital Book App - AudioBooksNow

AudioBooksNow is next generation innovative book reading platform for users who love reading digital books. The AudioBooksNow is a whole new way to enjoy reading while road trip or long commute. Simpalm has developed both iOS, Android and Nook app versions of AudioBooksNow with custom Audio Player and Book Narrator that make a story come alive to provide enjoyable book reading facility. AudioBooksNow comes with large selection of bestselling and classic titles of famous digital books.

AudioBooksNow has following features:

  • User can search Audiobooks, app will display bestselling books from various category.
  • User can filter & sort audiobooks based upon downloads, rating and bestselling.
  • User can purchase and download their favorite Audiobooks.
  • App is implemented with local storage and app will store Audiobooks within the app.
  • User can set timer to stop listening at selected chapter within the audiobook...

International Univercity App - GWU Elliott 360

The GWU Elliott School of International Affairs is one of the world’s leading schools of international affairs and we have recently developed mobile apps for them. The Elliott School App works as a portal for students, faculty, media and researchers to get up-to-date information on news and events around the school and connect with the GWU community. We have developed both iOS and Android Mobile apps for George Washington University.

Elliott 360 has the following features:

  • User can download and install the app from both App Store and Google Play Store.
  • User can access GWU calendar and find upcoming events and programs.
  • The app connects with GWU website and open events in the Webview.
  • User can access Elliott forum and read posts and comments.
  • User can support GWU community and donate money.
  • User can access Monkey Cage and access posts from GWU.
  • User can make an appointment.
  • ...

Social App for School and Collage - MyCollege Connect

MyCollege Connect is an iPhone app designed and developed for education industry. The College Connect App allows students and faculties to communicate via College Connect social platform regarding their courses, classes and student life. Simpalm has built this app for a Startup in Virginia. This new innovative platform allows students to easily contact fellow classmates and faculty in their university or school. We have developed MyCollege Connect with several interactive features that helps students to communicate, share test dates, deadlines, meetups and one to one chat with other students.

MyCollege Connect has following features -

  • Students can create their profile in the app and link it to their college.
  • Student can discover profile of other students going to same college or different college.
  • Students can add programs and classes that they are attending and they can discover students who are attending the same classes...

Tipsta App

Tipsta is a new way to give gratuity (Tip) to your favorite waiter, Hairdresser or Nail Technician. Simpalm has designed and developed Tipsta app for one of its startup client from Boston. Tipsta has inbuilt QR code scanning capability to scan service provider’s code and send a tip instantly. Tipsta is designed to solve the issue when you have no cash and want to give tip in a hotel, restaurant, or salon.

Tipsta has following features:

  • User can login, register and create account in the app.
  • User can view Tipees in map or list view.
  • User can enable GPS location of their device.
  • User can send tip, receive tip instantly via app.
  • User can check recent transaction and payment details.
  • User can reach out to contact support of Tipsta.
  • User can receive payments in their bank accounts.
  • User can scan the QR code of service provider to process the payment.
  • User can add credit/debit card...

Window Nation

Window Nation is an innovative solution for sales & marketing representatives in the fields. Simpalm has developed Window Nation App for Window Nation field’s executive. This app work excellent on iPad device and help representative to capture client requirements to change or repair window, siding and doors at their house/office. After submitting the data, app generates an estimate for client project. Field reps can create individual or multiple projects to gather the client requirements. Simpalm was hired by Window Nation LLC to create a sales entry solution on iPad. This app exclusively developed for internal use of Window Nation sales and field representatives.

Window Nation has following features

  • Reps can create project and fill the client information
  • Reps can submit the client requirements to change or repair the window, siding and doors.
  • Reps can access the device camera and take the photo at client location.
  • After...

Bar & Club Stats

Bar & Club Stats is a new advance Photo ID verification tool developed for Bar, Nightclub, Events, Casino, Stadium, etc. We have developed Android App for Bar & Club Stats, a client located in Ney York City. Bar & Club Stats ID Scanner protects against Fake IDs and underage drinking while and enables business to smartly tackle their customers. BCS is also integrated and compatible to read Mag Stripe ID card with the help of hardware attachment.

BCS has following features

  • User can access device camera to scan ID cards.
  • App will send multi scan alerts.
  • User can setup multi scan alerts among different devices.
  • User can attach hardware to read barcode and magnetic stipe IDs.
  • Hardware reads 2D barcodes and magnetic stripe drivers licenses from all 50 states, military IDs, and Canadian provinces.
  • BCS has also ability to read driver licenses from all 50 states of USA and Canadian province.
  • User...

MyTrainerGPS

This is an innovative health and fitness mobile app for people to find professional trainers. MyTrainerGPS is ready to download from App Store and it is best app for health, wellness and fitness professionals who want to provide their services to peoples. Its unique listing and matching functionality help you find the right fitness trainer in local area with perfect skills and hourly rates.

  • Trainer can setup their detailed resume and make them available in the App for people to search.
  • Exercisers and trainer can quickly login into the app.
  • Exercisers can set their fitness preferences to find best match.
  • Exercisers can search nearby fitness professionals/trainers.
  • App is integrated with specially designed algorithm to provide best match results.
  • App has a list of beginner to advanced level trainers listing.
  • Exercisers can access list view as well as mapview of Trainers.
  • Exercisers can select Trainers...

Verigo App

Verigo is a data logger’s application to monitor temperature and/or relative humidity in production, storage, or transportation using the wireless pods. Verigo App interacts and communicates with Verigo’s asset tracking hardware to monitor the condition of shipments from pick-up to drop-off locations. We have designed and develop Android App and Tablet App for Verigo LLC, a startup based in Florida. This app ensures the safety of perishable products in various supply chain around the world. 

Verigo has following features

  • User can wirelessly connect to any pod from up to 40 M.
  • User can configure, connect, start and stop to nearby pod.
  • User can view, analyze and share recorded data in real time.
  • User can view the health and status of shipment and facilities.
  • User can receive email and SMS alerts about excursion conditions.
  • User can manage supply chain.
  • User can investigate shipment history.
  • ...

Winematch Connect

The WineMatch Connect iPhone app was designed and developed by Simpalm for WineMatch.com. This app is specifically designed for peoples who love to attend wine events to keep track of their favorite wines. Simpalm has designed and developed this app with beautiful user interface and smooth navigation. WineMatch Connect is integrated with Photo Capture and QR Code Scanning Technology that quickly scans QR code and save it for user record.

WineMatch Connect has following features

  • User can create new account and setup their profile.
  • User can search wines as well as wineries. App will display appropriate search results in a list view.
  • User can access wine photos, brand name, description, price etc.
  • User can scan QR code printed on the wines and instantly get the details of the scanned wines.
  • User can save wines in your favorite list.
  • User can enter their notes for favorite wine.
  • User can check winemaker...

Pregnancy Care App

Step by Step Pregnancy Care app is a new innovative mobile solution developed for Medical Software Innovations LLC. This healthcare app tries to provide accurate medical information of Pregnancy and empower the pregnant women’s and their partner to keep track of baby progress. The pregnancy care app has been conceptualized by a career nurse and midwife based in DC/Virginia area. Simpalm has successfully delivered both iOS and Android version of Step-by-Step Pregnancy app. This app is unique one in its category and gives you the facts you need throughout your prenatal care

Wellmom App

WellMom app by APGO is designed and developed to Manage Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP). This is the first and only app designed to educate academic and practicing physicians, medical students, residents and mothers-to-be on the causes and treatments of NVP. Simpalm worked with Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) to develop this app for iOS and Android platform.

APGO Wellmom has following features

User can access facts about NVP.

User can acess Nutrition and Lifestyle guide and get tips to alleviate NVP symptoms.

User can access PUQE Index for measuring the severity of NVP.

Medical educator, students, resident and health care provider can access NVP monograph, NVP case studies, and NVP treatment algorithm.

Patient can access NVP symptom tracker and add new symptom.

User can access interactive quiz to measure the severity of the condition.

Allow patients to email their daily symptom...

App for Association

This app is developed for 74th Annual Convention and Expositions held in Washington DC for a Major Non Profit Association. Simpalm has designed both iPhone and Android application for attendees to access information’s about attend events and conventions in DC area. This convention app is a premier event where distributors seek out new beverage products and also meet partners in the event to increase their internal operations.

This app has following features

App shows event recommendations and keeps up to date attendees on what’s happening now.

Attendees can access Event List, Event Schedule and add particular events in their profile.

This app is built with Schedule Builder to customize your schedule and include events in own personal view.

Attendees can access Named and Company Affiliation of all registered attendees under the Directory section.

Tastings and Competitions is one of the premier features of this mobile app to view judges...

WineMatchConnct

To help wineries connect directly with consumers, consumers will be able to take a picture of the QR codes for specific wines at an event.

SimPalm developed Android Phone App Smart Lights makes your Android device into a simple home automation controller when in the vicinity of your Robosmart bulbs.

No pre-configuration is necessary just screw in a Robosmart bulb and start the Smart Lights app to control each Robosmart Bulb. After starting the app commence a scan to find nearby Robosmart bulbs. Smart Lights then automatically connects to nearby Robosmart bulbs that you select to control. Thereafter you can control your Robosmart bulb from the Smart Lights interface.

iOS Android Food Truck Finding App - TruckSpotting

TruckSpotting is the best way to find a food truck in your city. This is the only app that actually outfits each truck on map with a real-time GPS unit, and the only app that meets each mobile kitchen owner in person to make sure you get accurate information, and a tasty lunch from your favorite street food vendor, not some easy to find restaurant. 

iOS Android Invoicing App ZohoInvoice

Zoho Invoice, your pocket friendly app is the best way to invoice, remind and accept payments from your clients. You can send quotes, track time for projects, monitor expenses, invoice for projects, accept credit card payments and send thank you letters to clients.

Roammeo Android Tablet GPS Routing App

Roammeo makes local event calendars interactive and helps students, city residents, and visitors to discover what’s going on around them at any given time and place! Roammeo is currently up and running in New Haven, CT! To add events to the calendar, or request Roammeo for your city visit www.roammeo.com.

iOS App Sylde Forte Mobile Payment

Gain flexibility and freedom by accepting payments through your mobile device using Slyde™ by Payments Gateway. Easy to use and highly intuitive, this app lets you accept credit/debit card and eCheck payments anywhere, anytime from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

ePort Mobile Payment App

SimPalm mobile app the ePort Mobile for iPhone application is a mobile realization of the USA Technologies ePort credit card payment device. This is a secure application, which allows credit card present transactions only. 

Podium Cue iPad App

Podium Cue was designed by SimPalm for communicators. The clean editor helps you write and arrange your talks in a very structured way that keeps you on point.

iOS Social App TripFriend

SImpalm built TripFriened Social App for sharing of photo, vidoe, thoughts, interest and plan. TripFriend is specifically designed for your vacation or event, exclusive to people going to the same place at the same time. 

PayWithIt - Payment App

PayWithItTM secure mobile payment acceptance solution is ideal for merchants who would like to accept credit cards, signature debit, and ACH on the go. Available through popular mobile devices, merchants can securely and wirelessly capture payments via encrypted card swipe or manual entry.

iOS Interactive Game App Caught Being Good

SIMpalm developed interactive gaming app called CBG iOS allows parents to rewards their kids for any good thing they learn or perform by playing with animated spinning wheel.

AudioChef - 2014 App Store Featured Best Cooking App

2014 Best featured cooking app at app store Audio Chef is a ultimate audio cooking book.

iOS Social App Sportsfan

The app locates nearby events and interest groups for your favorite activities like Baseball, Basketball, Tennis and Zumba. Find casual fitness groups for any age group, pick-up games near you and weekly recreational leagues. Also connect with fan clubs supporting your favorite teams. Finally, use Sportsfans to find the nearest tennis court, dance studio or other sports venue using Foursquare ratings. Even use your Foursquare account to showcase your national team’s flag for everyone to see! .

Reviews

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Mobile App Dev for Marketing Agency

"Simpalm met our challenge and got the job done."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Dec. 2016 - Apr. 2017
Project summary: 

Simpalm migrated an existing iOS and Android app’s backend database from Parse to Amazon Web Services, updating and improving functionality.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Washington, District of Columbia
Associate Digital Producer, Marketing Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app reached over 1,000 downloads and received high praise from users due to its reliable performance. Simpalm’s dedication, responsiveness, and professional demeanor while meeting all deadlines made the engagement rewarding. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am an associate digital producer at an experiential marketing agency specializing in live events and related graphics, videography, and digital support. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Simpalm?

Our agency needed to revamp an event app for a crucial client. However, our app database, Parse, was bought and privatized. The goal of the partnership was to find a new backbone for the app and implement other functionality changes.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The scope of the project included the migration of our app’s backend database from Parse to Amazon Web Services [AWS] and various updates and improvements to our existing app’s functionality. We chose to use AWS because of its easily updatable database, as well as its ability to scale servers when the app is under extreme loads. The app itself housed event information, schedules, attendee info, and links to audience response systems.

What was the team dynamic?

The production team included me, another digital producer at my agency, a Simpalm project manager, and the Simpalm development team.

How did you come to work with Simpalm?

Simpalm had helped our agency with the previous iteration of this app. When we needed to conduct updates, we reached out to them to renew the partnership. We chose Simpalm because of their responsive team, attention to detail, and knowledge and experience with similar projects.

How much have you invested with them?

The price for this project was between $10,000 and $40,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

The project began in December 2016 and ended in April 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project ended with a highly successful event app praised by users and our client. The app has about 1,000 downloads on iPhone and Android. With previous iterations, our team had trouble with connections and traffic hitting the app, but this iteration excelled at handling hundreds of users and gave us the ability to make updates on-site at the event. Our client loved the app, calling it a major highlight of the event.

How did Simpalm perform from a project management standpoint?

Simpalm did a great job. They brought up any issues regarding the timeline or budget to our attention immediately. Their project manager also was available after hours via Skype to assist with any updates that our client asked for late in the day.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Simpalm’s willingness to go the extra mile set them apart from other vendors we’ve worked with over the years. Knowledge and experience are key, but many of our projects require some extra attention given the fast-paced nature of the events industry. Simpalm met our challenge and got the job done.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No.

5.0
Overall Score They were an extremely dedicated partner and helped us achieve our goals.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They met our deadlines and implemented changes from the client.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Simpalm was upfront about the cost for the project, which helped us create an accurate budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were detail-oriented and made sure we were aware of any issues.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They're capable of handling fast-paced digital projects and deliver high-quality products.

Android Development for Media Distribution App

“Anyone who wants a quality product delivered on time should go for Simpalm.”

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

Simpalm assisted an internal team with Android development and the user experience of an app that provides access to entertainment media. The developers reviewed the existing code and helped launch a beta version.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Chicago Metro Area
Product Manager, Media Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Simpalm’s developers had experience in optimizing existing code within a limited timeframe. They consistently hit milestones, communicated clearly, and were willing to work on-site. These factors facilitated the swift launch of a high-quality app.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am one of the project managers of a rental company that provides DVDs, Blu-rays, and video games. We also offer kiosk services. I’m responsible for initiating new projects, streamlining requirements, and educating our engineers to make sure that they’re following expected tasks.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Simpalm?

We were looking for more resources to build new functionality for our Android app, which could be accessed on the Play Store by our end users. At that time, our team was handling multiple projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had iOS teams at work, so Simpalm received mockups and specifications for the user experience. They also got input from our business analyst. Before the project started, Simpalm’s manager on the engineer side met with the developers to make sure that they had enough experience. They reviewed our existing code and made sure that they understood the project completely. We only did the beta release of this version.

What is the team dynamic?

There were 2 Android developers from Simpalm.

How did you come to work with Simpalm?

One of our colleagues referred us to Simpalm. We then looked at some of the apps that they had published on the App Store and Play Store. We also looked up the company itself, their services, and how long they had been in this industry. Simpalm seemed to have enough experience in this field, so we decided that they could help us out on the Android development side.

The other good thing was that they were also based in Chicago, which gave us more confidence. We were able to meet in person before even initiating anything. Simpalm checked that they would be able to work with the existing code and complete the requirements within the timeline.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $200,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together February 2017 and the app was published in July 2017. It has been released to specified users only. We’re still keeping it confidential on the organization level. We have more projects in the pipeline, and Simpalm is definitely one of our first references.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The developers at Simpalm adapt to the environment pretty well and did an excellent job.  Right now, the app has about 10 million downloads on the Play Store. Currently, we are not expecting a lot of feedback because the app has only gone to individual users. In the next few months, we will be able to get more feedback and then make enhancements. We will then get help again from Simpalm.

How did Simpalm perform from a project management standpoint?

It was fabulous. Simpalm completed the project within the timeline that was specified. We did not have a project manager. Instead, we used our own project management tool, a DSS [decision support system]. We collaborated with all of the team members through that. We also had stand-up meetings every day. It was an on-site project, so Simpalm’s developers weren’t working remotely. They fell in line with our team, and there were no issues with communication.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They had a lot of experience in understanding existing code, which was a good thing because our code was not freshly written. It was challenging to adapt to that code and put all these new functionalities in the existing app within a short period of time, but Simpalm did really well. Anyone who wants a quality product delivered on time should go for Simpalm.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I wish they had more resources available. We could have done some of our other projects at the same time. I don’t have any complaints other than that.

5.0
Overall Score Simpalm was great, and they had experience in this field. Whatever the expectations were for the end users, they made sure that the end product delivered that result.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always available whenever we needed them. They made sure that the product team met the deadline that was promised to the shareholders.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It was fair.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were very experienced and followed the latest trends in development. They did a good job with that.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development Medical-Focused Startup

"It was not a problem to them that I wasn’t experienced in app building, and they were willing to walk me through the process."

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

SimPalm delivered a bilingual (English and Spanish) mobile app available on the iOS and Android platform. The app disseminates information regarding pregnancy.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Fairfax County, Virginia
Gina Halderman
Founder, Medical Software Innovation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app delivered by SimPalm has been downloaded 8,000 times since July 2016, the client and users compliment that it’s very intuitive and easy to use.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Medical Software Innovation produced a pregnancy app on Android and iPhone that came out in July. It gives users lots of information about pregnancy.

I’m the founder. The company consists of just my husband and me.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Simpalm?

We wanted to have a mobile app developed.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The app is available in English and Spanish.

How did you come to work with Simpalm?

I found them online in the Washington area. I went to meet them and felt like the director really understood what I wanted. It was not a problem to them that I wasn’t experienced in app building, and they were willing to walk me through the process. I also chose them because their rates were really good compared to other quotes I got.

How much have you invested with Simpalm?

The project cost $25,000 for both apps in both languages.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project took a year but could’ve gone faster if I was fully focused on it.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

It’s been downloaded 8,000 times since July. Users say it’s very intuitive and easy to use.

What did you find most impressive about Simpalm?

I had a weekly telephone call with the regional rep who I worked with most. They set up a specific place where I could list the changes I wanted on the app, and I got an email when each task was completed.

Are there any areas Simpalm could improve?

Anything negative was attributed to my inexperience. The process went very well.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There were no surprises.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Development for Audiobook Publisher

"They've been able to finalize everything we've thrown at them in a timely manner and at an extremely affordable price."

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

Simpalm worked on various projects and enhancement initiatives for the client’s existing applications on the Titanium platform for Android and iOS, and developed a new Android tablet application.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Washington DC Metro Area
President, Audiobook Publisher
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client praises the vendor’s ability to rework complicated apps — incorporating DRM, in-app purchases, bookmarks, and offline listing — within the timeframe allotted at a good price. Project management was consistent even through changes in the project’s scope.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Audiobooks Now is a digital online audiobook download and streaming service. Customers have access to our products through our website and mobile apps. The apps are a huge part of our business, given the convenience of portable devices.

What is your position?

I'm the president of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Simpalm?

The original developer for our apps used a platform called Titanium, which was supposed to be a cross-platform solution that allowed using the same source code across different operating systems. The resulted apps worked well for the most part, but the developer left our project. We needed to find someone else that could work using Titanium, which was a difficult platform to work with by its nature. It was challenging for someone to take over existing work.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Simpalm was able to reproduce our apps for native Android and iOS, which was a breakthrough in many ways. It made the apps work more efficiently, and it gave us a codebase, which could be picked up by a different developer easily.

They did a phenomenal job of translating our existing apps into their respective native versions. Simpalm worked on a fixed-cost basis, which was ideal from our standpoint. We knew that they would finish the job without any cost fluctuations.

The design came from the existing apps entirely. Simpalm also made a customized version of our Android app for the Barnes and Noble NOOK.

How did you come to work with Simpalm?

We were looking for a developer within our area. They're located close to our company. I've met with them a few times, but most of the work has been done through phone conversations and emails subsequently.

Price was also a big concern for us, given that we're just starting up our business. It was important to keep costs low, since we didn't have a revenue stream coming from the service yet.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total development cost for our original project was between $10-50,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The work is ongoing. Simpalm's main challenge was to redo our Android and iOS apps. Since completion, they've been enhancing them, adding features like a sleep timer for the audiobook player and changing playback speed. They will be building Apple CarPlay into our iOS app, since listening to audiobooks in their car is an important feature for people with long commutes.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

They've been able to finalize everything we've thrown at them in a timely manner and at an extremely affordable price.

The apps that Simpalm created for us are very complex, and they’ve made them work exactly as we wanted. Our requirements included managing DRM [digital rights management]-protected content, which involved using encrypted files and keeping the information secure, while still offering a seamless experience for the user. Whether they purchased a DRM-free or a DRM-protected book, it will play and work the same. We also have a player that constantly creates bookmarks and offers offline listening, and our users can also make purchases through the apps.

We've had a lot of positive feedback for the apps on the Play Store and Apple App Store.

How did Simpalm perform from a project management standpoint?

We were assigned a project manager who has remained with us from the beginning, even when we switched to the iOS development team. We had one constant point of contact, which meant that we didn't have to reiterate the same items to different people. We were also assigned a second point of contact which we could call upon if we ever had any issues.

What distinguishes Simpalm from other providers?

We've been able to communicate with them effectively, and they've completed tasks in a timely manner, at an affordable price. These combined attributes were hard to find with the other app developers we've looked at.

Is there anything Simpalm could have improved or done differently?

I can only remember one instance where a task took longer than expected to complete. Their owner got involved, and they were able to finish it right away.

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

Android Development for Global Retailer

"We were very happy with our investment with Simpalm and think it's a positive ROI."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

Simpalm designed, developed, launched, and tested the client’s US-focused Android application.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Washington DC Metro Area
Project Manager, Global Retailer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Simpalm was able to deliver the application on time, and is described by the client as knowledgeable in their field. The process was smooth in general, and even though the vendor’s team being spread over two locations causes some difficulties, the vendor handled them easily.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I work for a large global retailer. We sell bath and household products in shopping malls and online.

What is your position?

I am the project manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Simpalm?

We needed development for a warehouse management app.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Simpalm built our Android app in its entirety, from technical development to API [application programming interface], quality assurance testing, and final deployment. They have resources both in the United States and overseas.

How did you come to work with Simpalm?

Our company had worked with them in the past. Delivery was on time and Simpalm were knowledgeable in their field. We knew that they were good and chose them again.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

The total development cost was around $230,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project was completed two months ago [December 2015]. We specifically wanted to finish it before Christmas.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We were very happy with our investment with Simpalm and think it's a positive ROI [return on investment].

How did Simpalm perform from a project management standpoint?

Everything was delivered on time, and it was a smooth process overall.

What distinguishes Simpalm from other providers?

They were simply good.

Is there anything Simpalm could have improved or done differently?

Some of their resources work remotely. It would be much better if they hosted their team in a single location from a communication point of view. Even though we consider this a problem, Simpalm handled it well.

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
    I highly recommend them.

Mobile Project for Retail Review Startup

"They are a strong firm--very organized and gifted."

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

Simpalm designed and developed a dual-platform mobile customer rating app. The company built the wireframes, provided graphic design, helped launch the app, and completed post-launch updates and improvements.

The Reviewer
 
Freelancer
 
Los Angeles Metro Area
CEO, Help App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Simpalm had an excellent understanding of the social media requirement of the app. They delivered the product on time and within budget, and are highly recommended by the client.

BACKGROUND

The Help App is a mobile app that allows staff to rate and review customers. Users can review customers as employees, anonymously, or as a patron reviewing another customer. The app is marketed for anyone in the service industry who wants to rate customers – either as good or bad. 

I am the CEO and brains behind the company. I had an idea that it was unfair that only employees in the service industry were rated. Customers were also becoming very powerful and should be reviewed as well.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

I needed a company that was able to transform my idea into a physical mobile app for multiple platforms. I also needed a graphic design team and wireframe to help create my idea. Simpalm was not only able to execute a great product, they also helped in the designing stages. 

SOLUTION

Simpalm helped with the strategy, design, development, and support that I needed to help create my mobile app while offering the most competitive cost. 

I chose them out of five or six different firms. The project was complicated because it was a social media application. All of the other firms were confused by my concept and gave up without a real attempt at wireframes.

Simpalm was able to guide me through the entire process. They started by creating a wireframe from our written specifications. As a team, we discussed ideas from the initial drawings and concentrated on the user flow. They had a great project management team. They did all of the graphic design and JPEG images for me.

The last step of the project was the development process. Simpalm was great about checking in at every milestone and fixing issues until both the Android and iOS apps launched.

They helped launch my applications on the iOS and Android markets. The work is ongoing for updates and enhancements are still being performed by the Simpalm team. The main project is completed as the apps both launched in July 2015. Our relationship will probably continue into 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Simpalm delivered on the agreed schedule and budget and was extremely helpful with their great communication and feedback. I would use them again and highly recommend Simpalm to others.

They understood the social media aspect of my app when other developers couldn't even grasp the concept. Not only did they develop the features that I needed, they even suggested new features that work great that I never thought to add.

I have only great things to say about Simpalm and am proud of what they produced. They are a strong firm – very organized and gifted.

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

iOS App Development for Financial Services Firm

"They did a great job."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

Simpalm developed multiple apps for the iOS platform, allowing the client’s employees to connect internally with the company and each other.

The Reviewer
 
10,001 + Employees
 
St. Louis Metro Area
Project Manager, Financial Services Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Simpalm stepped in to complete this project after another vendor was unable to meet the client’s expectations. The client notes that Simpalm’s work was far better than they could have hoped for and met all necessary requirements.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization. What is your role and responsibilities?

We are a very large financial services company. We deal mainly with online brokerage services. I’m a project manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Simpalm and can you describe the scope of their work.

We needed help building mobile apps for our employees to use internally to connect with our company and each other. Simpalm has built a few different apps for us functional that are functional on iOS. We had another company who we contracted initially for this project, and they did not do a good job or meet our expectations. We hired Simpalm to complete our project, and they did a great job fitting an app into our requirements.

SOLUTION

What was your process for selecting Simpalm with which to work?

I learned about Simpalm from one of my coworkers who utilized them in another area of our business.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work-hour figure?

It was an extensive project and definitely above $200,000. It was a long-term project. The project is finished, but we hope to work with them in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Is there anything unique or special about Simpalm that really makes them stand out compared to other online marketing companies?

They did a great job. They were able to pick up the existing project, and they understood it and completed it as per the requirements. They did better than we expected.

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

Mobile Development for Marketing Company

"They’ve been a pleasure to work with." 

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

The client selected Simpalm to develop an application for iOS and Android, and continues to engage the vendor for enhancements.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Washington DC Metro Area
Partner, Marketing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client describes Simpalm as responsive and timely — even though the overall project took longer than the client expected initially due to a lack of prior experience with this type of development. The client is satisfied with the products produced.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a marketing company.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the lead partner in the corporation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Simpalm?

Our goal was to produce a mobile app that was usable for iOS and Android.  It is a social engagement app as well as a mobile billboard for certain retail businesses.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

We did a native app for both IOS and Android. It’s been a complex project. We plan to engage them for modifications and enhancements in the future.

What was your process for selecting Simpalm with which to work?

We did some background research. We wanted a team that had local contact. That was important to us. We interviewed a couple companies that were based here. 

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms or a personnel work-hour figure?

It’s in the $50,000 to $200,000 range.

When was the work completed?

I’m not sure when it will all be completed. Our key phase is done and available in the app stores.  

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any stats or metrics to track improvement from the project?

I don’t really have anything regarding metrics since we just launched a week and a half ago. It’s still too new to track trends.

Are you satisfied with their performance?

I’m satisfied with their work. They’ve been a pleasure to work with.

Is there anything unique or special about Simpalm that really makes them stand out compared to other online marketing companies?

This is our first mobile app project, so I can’t really answer that. They are responsive and timely.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

From a business owner’s perspective it took longer than I expected but I’ve never done this before.

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

Tablet Apps for Major Beverage Company

"They’re hardworking people who gave us a lot of their time." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

Simpalm was selected to develop an app for iPad and the Android tablet, including architecture, UI/UX, and consulting.

The Reviewer
 
10,001 + Employees
 
Washington DC Metro Area
Project Manager, Major Beverage Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The internal app created by Simpalm increased the client’s productivity. The developers and testers were strong, and the client’s only complaint was that they would have liked to use the vendor for more projects, but Simpalm didn’t have the internal staffing necessary.

 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

I work for a global beverage corporation.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am a project manager. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Simpalm?

We were trying to build an inventory application for iPads and the Android tablet for warehouses. We needed developers who knew about the iOS and the Android platforms and understood the software development lifecycle.

This is an internal app for the internal warehouse to replace our old system, which was at a desk. It would allow managers to walk around the warehouse and work simultaneously.  

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

Simpalm did a lot of the architecture and the UI/UX [user interface/user experience] coding plus the development of the project, as well as a little consulting. We provided most of the design work ourselves. The project has been completed for about a year.

What was your process for selecting Simpalm with which to work?

We were looking for East Coast companies and a firm that had qualified developers who could perform what we needed and send someone who could come onsite right away.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

More than $500,000 total.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What were the results of the project?

We are satisfied with their performance. They provided good developers and testers when we needed extra help.

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

Before this application, pulling inventory took longer and now that it’s been integrated with the new system, we no longer require an operator to give warehouse managers instructions. It increased productivity of the warehouse managers.

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

They’re hardworking people who gave us a lot of their time.  

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or something that you might do differently?

They could use more staffing. We had another project we wanted started a month later, but Simpalm didn’t have enough resources. I wish they were bigger and had more employees.

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

Apps for Global Consulting Firm

"You can tell they are experts in the field."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
Project summary: 

Simpalm developed the client’s mobile application for iOS and Android.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Washington DC Metro Area
Project Manager, Global Consulting Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Price stood out for the client in the work produced by Simpalm, with the vendor able to create two apps for much less than the client had originally anticipated. Timeliness was another strength, and the client describes the team at Simpalm as very focused.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company.

I work for a very large and well-known IT [information technology] consulting company that operates globally.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I have multiple projects that I manage and my title is project manager. Simpalm handled one major project that I managed. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Simpalm?

It was difficult to find quality offshore firms who could handle mobile app development. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their work.

Their work was only with mobile app development.

What was your process for selecting Simpalm with which to work?

I also looked at some companies in Washington, D.C., who had good past performances in mobile applications, and their name came up since they have a Washington office. We found three companies and recommended those to my supervisor.

The research was mostly online initially, and then we shortlisted three or four companies. Then, based on the qualifications and pricing, Simpalm was chosen.

Can you provide a ballpark dollar figure for the size of the work that they’ve done for you?

The project size was between $350,000 to $400,000. They came in and built an app that was compatible with iOS and Android.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What were the results of the project?

The app was completed three months ago and it’s currently in production. To sum the project up, they’re a really good mobile app development company and they are very focused. You can tell they are experts in the field. We’ll definitely be working with them in the future.

Do you have any statistics or metrics to track improvement from the project?

I don’t have that information available. 

Is there anything unique about them that really makes them stand out, compared to other companies?

For their price, they’re well worth it because we were expecting the ballpark figure to be around $700,000, and they were able to wrap it up for us for less than $400,000.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or something that you might do differently?

No. They were very timely and if there were ever any delays, it was my fault.

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