Custom Web & Mobile Applications

We build custom web and mobile applications.

SmartLogic is a Baltimore-based consulting company that has been building custom web and mobile software applications since 2005. SmartLogic works with funded startups, established organizations, and non-profit agencies to bring new projects to life using progressive, best-of-breed technologies and methods.

 

Stress-free software development

We use best-of-breed agile development processes to deliver exceptional project management—and of course code—to your organization. The SmartLogic method prioritizes constant communication, good planning, high levels of organization, and of course, the best code.

We choose the best tools for the job.

Our technology-agnostic development team focuses on choosing the right tools for the job, and are always learning and building best practices as the web and its underlying technologies continue to evolve. We embrace open source, leverage existing services, design for future scalability, and focus on widely-adopted and cutting edge development languages.

Technology Focus

While we are technology-agnostic, we do specialize in the following:

  • Elixir/Phoenix
  • Ruby/Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • Javascript Frameworks, particularly React
  • React Native for Android and iOS app development
  • API development (we're happy working on software with no graphical user interface)
  • Hosting/DevOps: we've hosted our software on a number of providers, including AWS, Heroku, Linode, EngineYard, Rackspace, etc.
 
$25,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2005
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Baltimore, MD
headquarters
  • 3500 Boston Street, Suite 323
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    United States

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Application Development for Learning SaaS

"We've gotten very good feedback. From our perspective, the priorities for this project were met."

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

SmartLogic provided custom development services on a number of customer-facing products. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Richmond, Virginia
Faizan Mujeebuddin
Principal, Ilmtek
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

SmartlcLogic's project management skills were their greatest differentiator. They were extremely transparent throghout the development processes, and had an intuitive approach to client needs. They were sourced as a partner through Clutch and met expectations. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Our company is Limtek. We're a company that develops learning products.

What is your position?

I'm the owner and principal.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with SmartLogic?

We don't have a team internally with the bandwidth to develop the full scope of the product we needed.

SOLUTION

How did you come to work with SmartLogic?

We found SmartLogic through your website – Clutch. We contacted them partially because of the amount of information that they provided up front in terms of how the process works. There was much visibility into the team and who we would be working with. This was the first time working with a developer, so that was very helpful for us. We created a short list based on what we found on Clutch. We did some more research mostly from their website or other things we were able to find out about them from other clients.

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

It was in the range of $10,000 to $50,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We've gotten very good feedback. From our perspective, the priorities for this project were met. Not only that, but SmartLogic also helped us prioritize where our main objectives were going to be and help us refine those. Our users have also received the project very well. The feedback that we've gotten points to the fact that SmartLogic understood the clients' problems that we were trying to address.

What distinguishes SmartLogic from other providers?

The transparency that SmartLogic offers in terms of who on their team we were going to work with stands out. You're given a consistent person to work with as a point of contact from the beginning. Their project management team has a strong understanding of what the developers do so that was a very easy transition to go from working with them in the beginning to the developers in the end. Every day, we would have a meeting and it was very organized. There was never dead air on these calls. It was focused and that helped us meet our timeline and stay within our budget.

Is there anything SmartLogic could have improved or done differently?

Not really. I'm very appreciative of SmartLogic's flexibility. I travel a lot, so their ability to meet around my schedule was very accommodating.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Although not every single feature that we wanted we were able to accomplish, they were always clear with me about any issues.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    SmartLogic...are a bit on the expensive side, but it was totally worth it. We were able to drive incredible value from them on the development side of the product...through all the conversations we had throughout the project.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Just Based on feedback...from other developers...now working with our team internally, the work that was done was performed well. It was organized and well documented. The main goal was to get us up off the ground...and that made it possible.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Development Platform for Website-based Business

"I've periodically used other folks, but we end up going back to SmartLogic for the bulk of the work."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2008 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

SmartLogic provided website maintenance and iOS-based mobile app development for two custom applications. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Baltimore, Maryland
Colin Drane
Founder, SpotCrime
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In the course of this 8-year partnership, SmartLogic has proven to be a strong and reliable development partner. Their communication style is responsive and adaptable, and within 45 days of launch their product garnered national attention. 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We're an Internet publishing company. We map crime on the web and generate revenue through ads.

What is your position?

I'm the founder and CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with SmartLogic?

Our team needed a provider that could help to deliver applications for our web-based business.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

We worked with SmartLogic for quite some time. We've solved a number of issues in terms of infrastructure and products spanning almost eight years. SmartLogic designed an app that ran through a browser for the iPhone. They designed another iPhone app for us about two years ago that is doing well and is well designed in terms of user interface. They've done a lot for us.

How did you come to work with SmartLogic?

We were a young company at the time, and SmartLogic was also a young company and local. It was proximity, and there was a natural fit. We'd worked with a couple of companies prior to them, and I've interviewed many companies since then, but we keep going back to SmartLogic. They're patient with us and have a strong interface design team. I've periodically used other folks, but we end up going back to SmartLogic for the bulk of the work.

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

We're a small shop, so the budgets have been relatively small, but they're always continuous. We've done multiple $10,000 jobs with SmartLogic during the last eight years.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any success stories of your partnership with SmartLogic?

Our partnership with SmartLogic started out super successful. Within the first 45 days, we had a working project that got national attention, and we've been with them ever since. We were one of the first companies in the country to have an app on the iPhone before the iPhone had an App Store. We got a great amount of press from that and each edition.

What distinguishes SmartLogic from other providers?

SmartLogic is responsive. That's critical. They're thoughtful in terms of their work, and they're smart. That all works for us.

Is there anything SmartLogic could have improved or done differently?

This is more of a general criticism of the industry. Everyone has his or her own processes. We like to do things rapidly and without a detailed blueprint, we like to iterate and start working on things. SmartLogic has adapted to our approach. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We're very specific in terms of budget, and they come in very close every time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
     

Platform Development for Publishing Startup

"We did a migration from our beta, which was flawless. I had never seen a migration go flawlessly."

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

SmartLogic provided custom development services for a metadata-processing web application. They provided custom UI/UX development and performed an integration from the legacy system. 
 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Baltimore, Maryland
Tom Murdock
Chief Branding Officer, Publishing Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The new system has increased scalability by a factor of 100. The user interface is outstanding and has expanded the potential user base due to ease of use. SmartLogic's project management skills were the major differentiator, and they surpassed expectations as a development partner.  

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are a company that supports publishers by creating metadata for the books they sell. We do this through a platform called Artifact, which was built for us by SmartLogic.

What is your position?

I'm the chief brand officer, but we're a startup, so basically I do product development and marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with SmartLogic?

We had a beta version that a different developer built for us that brought in about 30,000 users in about 12 months. We wanted to update the scalability, performance, and user interface. I'd known about SmartLogic, and I wanted to go with them rather than bring in someone internally.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

We're using Ruby for authentication. The platform is mostly JavaScript. We're using PostgreSQL, and we're using Elasticsearch as an analytics and search tool.

How did you come to work with SmartLogic?

This is my second startup and, in the first startup, we hired our own developers, which was great, except when you're doing a big app for a small company, there are many different skill sets that need to be applied, whether it's user interface, scalability, an API [application programming interface] focus, or even platform decision making. What we did is we bet on SmartLogic because, even though we might have only been working with one or two developers at any given time, they would swap us out with the experts there in those different areas, which was tremendous. Our main office is in Baltimore.

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

This project was $200,000-plus.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We did a migration from our beta, which was flawless. I had never seen a migration go flawlessly. That's SmartLogic there. Our scalability has increased by a multiple of 100. We went from being able to handle about 500,000 books to about 16 million, and with tons of room to grow. What's been nice about the updates that SmartLogic has made is that we now are able to deliver our platform to a kindergarten through 12th-grade classroom, with the speed and thoughtfulness of design that was necessary for students who may not be terribly sophisticated with computers.

What distinguishes SmartLogic from other providers?

I love the SmartLogic team. We meet for about 15 minutes a day for a standup. We work out of Pivotal, so I'm constantly tracking stories, rearranging those to my business priorities, and asking lots of questions and getting lots of feedback, so that's been a breeze. About once a week, we have a larger standup, which lasts for close to 45 minutes. It seems little, but those are the project steps that really make this a great relationship for us.

Is there anything SmartLogic could have improved or done differently?

Actually, no. It's been positive.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We did go over estimate, but that was partially on me.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer