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$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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Orlando, FL
headquarters
  • 421 E. Robinson St.
    Orlando, FL 32801
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Disney World, Universal Orlando, Walmart, Mobil Oil, Kimpton, The National World War II Museum, Six Flags

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Unplug Meditation

iOS, Android, Web app, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The app features 700+ videos filmed at the client's physical studios in the Los Angeles area. Multiple Apple features; profiled in Forbes.

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College Admissions Coach for William Carey University

Emma, on iOS and Android, is a database-driven app completely configurable via a complex custom rules-based backend and the user's unique path through the app. Emma is an end-to-end, complete solution stepping students through their decision making process of returning to school, selecting a degree program, evaluating their options, the online application process, post application process, and starting class.  The entire system

exists on the prospective student’s mobile device where they have access to “Emma”, their personal assistant through the entire process 24/7.

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Mobile App Dev for University Wildflower Project

"They are very skilled at working with us to translate our general goals and ideas into a final product."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Stormbreaker Studios is developing a mobile app from scratch for a university wildflower project. The product will be launched to iOS and Android and contain info, tools, and games promoting wildflower growth.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Orlando, Florida
Wildflower Specialist, University
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is almost finished and has so far satisfied all project stakeholders with its aesthetics and features. The Stormbreaker Studios team is accommodating and collaborative, working together with the client to help bring their vision to life.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I work at a University on a project called Lawn to Wildflowers. We work with people around the country to help them convert turfgrass to pollinator-friendly wildflower habitat.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Stormbreaker Studios?

To develop a mobile app for Lawn to Wildflowers.

What were your goals for this project?

To educate users about wildflowers and pollinators, to help them create wildflower habitat, and to collect scientific data on pollinators.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We heard about the from word of mouth and then chose to work with them because they were enthusiastic about the project and had much lower development cost that other companies we got quotes from.

Describe the project in detail.

The app allow users to learn methods for creating wildflower plots, has info about native wildflowers, has a interactive game about pollinator identification, and a tool for collecting pollinator data.

What was the team composition?

Gary and Charlyn and several other developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is nearly complete for Android and iOS but has not been posted on app stores yet. We are very pleased with the outcome so far and look forward to releasing it to the public.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The team at Stormbreaker was very accommodating with bringing our, initially, incomplete vision to life. Our idea for what we wanted with this app changes a great deal over time and they were very helpful in helping us work out our ideas and translate them to the app.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are very skilled at working with us to translate our general goals and ideas into a final product.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Some of development milestones took longer than expected, but it all came together in the end.

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

Mobile App Dev for Health-Related Data Tracking Platform

“They're sweet, caring, and grounded, and they’re real people who believe in transparency and honesty.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Stormbreaker Studios developed the third version of a women’s health tracking app after two previous agencies underperformed. They moved everything to a new platform and built some new features from scratch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
California
Founder, Health & Wellness Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The work that Stormbreaker Studios delivers is high-quality, and their project manager is particularly strong. They take ownership of their deliverables, and they work diligently to resolve any issues that arise.

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 own a wholistic menstrual and moon cycle tracking app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Stormbreaker Studios?

I wanted to work with an honest and trustworthy app programmer. I had a lot of issues with programmers in the past. The first agency I worked with had a good developer, but they missed a key feature that set me back. The second programmer was a con artist. After all that, I finally found Stormbreaker.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They moved everything over to a new platform. I wanted to maintain some of the features from the previous versions, though they approached the project as if it were from scratch. A few things were missed or lost in translation, and we're still working on some of those issues now. The finished product is a mobile app for iOS and Android.

What is the team composition?

I work with one point person, though I've spoken with two other team members.

How did you come to work with Stormbreaker Studios?

I looked for new programmers on an online forum I belong to, and was referred to them through a mutual connection. I was excited to work with a female developer who was honest, trustworthy, and affordable. I was excited by her energy, especially after my negative experience with my previous vendor.

How much have you invested with them?

I've spent about $10,000 on their work.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together started around February 2019, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their work is high-quality. I'm very particular, so I took control of the visual elements, but everything they've done is very good.

How did Stormbreaker Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

My main point of contact is phenomenal. When we faced issues, they stopped everything and redid some of their work for free. We went way over the timeline, but the effort and intention were always there.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're sweet, caring, and grounded, and they’re real people who believe in transparency and honesty. They work hard.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Moving forward, I'd like to find a better communication platform. We communicate through email now, but that is something we can improve. I hope to work with them for a long time, and they're actively looking for a new team member to replace one that isn't working very well.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

As with any app developer, make sure everything is clear and concise to avoid any discrepancies.

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

App Dev and Maintenance for Relaxation App

"To match our pace, their team fixes existing code and build new features very quickly and efficiently."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Stormbreaker Studios revamped the codebase for an iOS app and web app. They made new features including a gift card page and subscription integration. They also built an Apple Watch version from scratch.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Executive Assistant, App Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team delivers high-quality development and maintenance work promptly. Stormbreaker Studios further smooths the workflow with consistent communication, regular progress and timeline updates, and a knack for problem-solving. Their willingness to take on new projects stands out. 

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 an executive assistant for an app company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Stormbreaker Studios?

Another company built out our app for iOS devices, but the code needed cleaning and rewriting.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Stormbreaker Studios rewrote the code in our existing app to make it more robust and include the features we wanted. Those features include a gift card page, a page for company subscriptions, and an HR dashboard. They also built an Apple Watch app version from scratch, working with Apple and us to make that happen. 

Stormbreaker Studios provides both creative development and code maintenance to our iOS app—built in Swift—and our web app—built in React and JavaScript. The API uses Python and Django, and our database is in Postgres.

What is the team composition?

I work mostly with Gary (Chief Development Officer, Stormbreaker Studios), our project manager, and Charlyn (Co-Founder, Stormbreaker Studios), who serves as our lead developer. They have a team behind the scenes, but I don’t have too much visibility into that.

How did you come to work with Stormbreaker Studios?

It was a word-of-mouth connection. A fellow app company owner had worked with them a lot and recommended their team to us. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in February 2019, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We lack hard analytics on the app’s performance so far. However, we’re still really happy with Stormbreaker Studios’ work. We like to move fast and get a lot done in order to grow. To match our pace, their team fixes existing code and build new features very quickly and efficiently. That translates into happy customers, leading to more downloads, more subscriptions, and higher retention.

How did Stormbreaker Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

I love working with our project manager. He communicates progress, timelines, and other important information well. He also scopes out new tasks immediately. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Being able to turn around an Apple Watch app has been a great opportunity for us. Charlyn dove right into the project and figured out everything she had to do to create it pretty quickly. When we met with Apple, it was a successful meeting. We’re now in the process of finishing up our first version so that we can launch it. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only way they can improve is if we had their team 100% dedicated to our business, but that’s not possible as an app startup. Stormbreaker Studios is really good with deadlines, communication, scoping tasks out, and making the time for us.

Any advice for potential customers?

Pay for more hours if you want to turn around something quickly. It really comes down to how much time Stormbreaker Studios invests in your project. Also, be clear about what you want, so they know exactly how to design it and make it happen. They’re equipped to handle any project even if they haven’t done it before.

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