We create apps and love that!

Snowman Labs is an insane laboratory for mobile technologies' that really believes in transforming business and user experiences through mobile apps. That's why we build stunning and amazingly designed apps for iPhone, iPad and 'Droids - but not only do we build them in the coding sense, we design them from scratch, we engineer their internals and make the most beautiful user interfaces integrated with seemingly user experience and simple user interaction.

We are not simply coders, we are believers, scientists and artists of the mobile platforms! 

Got curious? www.snowmanlabs.com

 

 
Undisclosed
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Curitiba, Brazil
headquarters
other locations

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Volvo, Copel, Sebrae, Simepar, TCP, Expert-log, Gotchosen, Quick, McBenner, Thompson

App Volvo I-ORDER

In a time where smartphones and tablets reign absolute, sales executives from Volvo truck dealers were still using paper to make orders for their customers. The risk of information loss during the process was very critical, especially when dealing with written information in a sheet of paper.
The solution was to automate this process using an app where truck dealers consultants could place orders and track results in an

intuitive and fast experience using their iPads.
Besides, managers can also follow in real time all the results and performance of sales executives and truck dealers through a dashboard that brings updated information.

App Volvo I-ORDER (photo)

App Sebrae Canvas

Our challenge was to engage young entrepreneurs in a digital experience initiative created by Sebrae, a 40 years old public-private company with no much experience with this specific public.
After a deep analysis on this entrepreneur profile, we identified some characteristics: one of them was that young entrepreneurs don't usually have the interest in creating complexes business plan 'cause they are in the ver start of

their business and don't have much information about it. After some days analysing this particular point, we had the idea to bring the well-known business model methodology, Canvas Business Model, from offline to digital world in order to help them to solve the problem.
The result was an app designed for both tablets and desktop where users can quickly create their Canvas Business Model and make them available online to receive feedback from a community made by others entrepreneurs with similar goals.

App Sebrae Canvas (photo)

App VHSYS

The purpose of VHSYS project was to answer a present demand from platform users who were in a day-to-day operation of their business and needed more agility to access and report management information, place orders, make new customer registrations, new products registration, launch payable and receivable, etc.
The result was an app for smartphones and tablets where users can manage their company in the palm of their

hand.

App VHSYS (photo)

App Bliive

Bliive is a social network based on time-exchange. A user who wants to learn English, for example, can offer their expertise in guitar and receive virtual coins to take English classes with some other network user, without any money transaction involved.
Success in Brazil and the United Kingdom, Bliive still needed a more close and present approach in the daily lives of their users. This challenge bring Bliive to think

in a mobile solution.
The partnership with us resulted in an iOS app where users can exchange time with only a few taps. In addition, the app brings the possibility to users chat with each other and search nearby activities, so its easier to connect users based on their position using the GPS of their phones.

App Bliive (photo)

App InOut

InOut is a fast-growing brazilian startup that came up with an idea to improve interaction between users at a same place.
The result was a GPS-based app that connects interesting people nearby using an geolocalized check-in through the Foursquare API. The app dynamics is pretty simple, users check-in at a specific place, like a bar, mall or clubhouse, then they can interact with other people who also checked- in at the

same place using InOut app.
The IN section is a private place where users can chat between each other within a same place, as the OUT section is a public feed where users and establishment owners can publish multimedia content to everyone else at that place.

App InOut (photo)

Reviews

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App Development For Entrepreneur-Focused Nonprofit

"They have this strong will and desire to help entrepreneurs and startups."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Snowman Labs develops web, iOS, and Android versions of a custom application and optimized it for tablet users. The product allows entrepeneurs and small enterprises to internally share their work.

The Reviewer
 
5001 - 10,000 Employees
 
Brazil
Matheus Santos
Project Manager, Sebrae
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Snowman Labs took a proactive approach to agile development and delivered an excellent product. The team took a personal interest in the project's success, bringing enthusiasm and thoughtful suggestions to the table. Their passion for customer service was clear throughout.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Sebrae Canvas is a nonprofit organization funded by the Brazilian national government and serves as a hub for people who are interested in entrepreneurship in Brazil. Our mission is to promote competitiveness and sustainable growth to small businesses. We also have many solutions in teaching entrepreneurship to people in Brazil.

What is your position?

I'm part of the Innovation and Product Development Department. I'm a project manager focused on new digital solutions. My job here is to develop new digital channels or anything related to digital that could help our clients, which are Brazilian entrepreneurs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Snowman Labs?

We teach the Canvas Business Model in many of our courses, so we needed our own solution for entrepreneurs to create and share their work. Internally we felt that we lacked the knowledge to manage an app development project, and that's when I decided to contact Snowman Labs.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Snowman Labs developed our web, iOS, and Android version of the Sebrae Canvas application, optimized for tablets.

How did you come to work with Snowman Labs?

I met Danilo Brizola, the CEO, a few years ago, when we attended a Google developer event. So, since I knew him from previous events, we contacted them and arranged a meeting. We had a few other companies that we were looking at, but since I knew Danilo was an active part of the entrepreneur and local startup ecosystem, we thought Snowman Labs would be the best option for us.

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

We developed two versions of the Sebrae Canvas app. The first version was around 25,000 reals which is around $10,000. The second version was around $3,000. For both projects we spent just over $10,000 dollars.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What distinguishes Snowman Labs from other providers?

I think that the best thing about working with Snowman Labs is their leadership team. They are very interested in helping other entrepreneurs. They have this strong will and desire to help entrepreneurs and startups. Snowman Labs’ objective is the same as our objective, so that was the best thing about working with them. Snowman Labs is also very organized with strong project management.

Is there anything Snowman Labs could have improved or done differently?

They could improve communication. I thought that we could have had a few more follow-ups during the project.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
     It’s okay but there’s space for improvement.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development For "Quora" Like Database

"Snowman Labs’ attention to detail throughout the duration of our project really stood out."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Snowman Labs performed front- and back-end optimization for the web and iOS versions of a nonprofit's website. The platform connects business consultants with entrepeneurs and small enterprises.

The Reviewer
 
5001 - 10,000 Employees
 
Brazil
Acea Ratcheva
Digital Marketing Manager, Sebrae
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Overall, Snowman Labs' agile development approach simplified the development process. The team impressed with their meticulous planning, attention to detail, and willingness to explain the complexities of the project. They reliably delivered projects within timeline and budget.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please briefly describe what your company does.

SEBRAE Paraná is a Brazilian Small Business Support Service at Paraná State. We are a non-profit organization that started in 1972 to support entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises [SMEs] throughout Brazil. We are a private institution with a public mission. Most of our resources come from social contributions paid by employers.

What role do you play there?

I’m the manager of the digital marketing department.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge that you were trying to address when you approached Snowman Labs?

We needed to improve the user experience of our website to better support clients and our mobile solution.

SOLUTION

Can you tell me about the scope of the project, what were the exact services or methodologies Snowman Labs provided/implemented?

Sebrae Responde is like a Quora for entrepreneurs. The main goal of the project was to connect an entrepreneur with a Sebrae business consultant thought a question and answer application. Snowman Labs provided a web application and iOS application. We wanted our entrepreneurs to be able post questions about finance, human resources, and entrepreneurship in a huge database. We also wanted them to be able to ask a Sebrae business consultant directly, in case they couldn’t find their answer through the database.

Snowman Labs provided us all of their app knowledge and helped us to get all of our mobile services running. They used the agile methodology to deliver back-end, front-end, web application and iOS app development. Each portion was on a 15 day sprint. At the end of each sprint we had a prototype, just to ensure our goal was on track. We finished the project at the end of the sixth sprint.

Can you give us a sense of the size of the project in dollar terms (feel free to use a range), deliverables, or personnel work hours?

This project was approximately $10,000 dollars.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

When working with them, was there anything unique or special about them compared to other companies that you may have worked with?

Snowman Labs’ attention to detail throughout the duration of our project really stood out. In addition to that, Snowman Labs had a lot of patience with our team and explained every aspect of the project.

Looking back on the project, is there any area that they could improve upon or that you would have them do differently?

In development projects there are typically things that could have gone better, but for this project everything went as expected. The planning and the scoping of this mobile project was very good.

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

App Development for Volvo

"They were very open-minded and they really listened to us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Snowman Labs developed an offline e-commerce app to demonstrate paperless sales methods. The team also provided full-time ongoing support during display at an automotive industry fair.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Brazil
Kathleen Silva
Production Manager, Volvo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The solution was delivered on time with every requested feature. Snowman Labs came to the project without rigid expectations in order to customize the product for the company's unique needs. The team was available 24 hours a day for support, and always responded promptly on the phone or in person.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Volvo Trucks Latin America is located in Brazil and we have plants where trucks and buses are assembled.

What is your position?

I'm responsible for the production program regarding a specific type of our trucks.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Snowman Labs?

We attend a fair that occurs every two years. Volvo is the only truck manufacturer that attends the fair. We wanted an app to reveal at the fair that showed we were innovating the way we are selling trucks. In the past we were selling trucks utilizing forms and paper. Two years ago when we decided to start innovating, we started with another vendor before Snowman Labs, and that project didn’t go very well. For this reason, Snowman Labs has been contracted for this year’s fair.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

The solution Snowman Labs provided is an offline solution. We are very confident with the app that we are presenting at the fair in the coming weeks. Snowman Labs is going to support us during the fair. During a period of five days, they will be with us full time which is very important to us to ensure a smooth time at the fair.

How did you come to work with Snowman Labs?

Our purchasing department gave us four vendor options. We gave each vendor a brief explanation about what our expectations were for the project. We chose Snowman Labs for their fair price. Another point that was crucial in our decision was that they had already developed an app for a company in Brazil, and this app has been used during a fair. It was an app that had been used offline and this was exactly the experience we needed.

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

This project was in the $10,000 to $50,000 range.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project is a few weeks away from completion.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

Snowman Labs was always cognizant to meet the targets and the deadlines of the project. We had a calendar where they promised product deliveries and they basically achieved all the deliveries they promised.

How did Snowman Labs perform from a project management standpoint?

Snowman Labs gave us very good support. One positive point is that they work in two shifts at their company. This means that if I arrive at 7AM and I want to contact somebody, there is somebody available and the same is true for 7PM. This is a very positive point for us. They have been available every time we have called—available via email, via cell phone and even when we ask them to come to our location.

What distinguishes Snowman Labs from other providers?

Largely, their availability but also their ability to understand our needs. They were very open-minded and they really listened to us when we called them. They were really trying to understand our previous experience from the last fair. Snowman Labs has been able to give us a solution, exactly the one we were waiting for. They are very patient and they really listened and took notes about our requirements.

Is there anything Snowman Labs could have improved or done differently?

No, I don't think so. The fair hasn’t taken place yet, but for the time being, I don't have any constructive comments.

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