mobile apps with attitude

tapptitude is a mobile app development company specialized in building high-quality iOS and Android mobile apps, for startups and brands alike. A lively team of skilled app developers and app designers based in Europe, we provide full-stack mobile app development services to entrepreneurs looking to innovate on mobile.

 

From product strategy, UI/UX app design, native development on iOS and Android, to back-end and API services, along with testing and go-to-market solutions, we cover the entire flow of taking an idea and launching it in the market as a fully functioning mobile product. We are a mobile app development company that focuses on a clean code architecture and an intuitive design for every iOS and Android app we work on. What sets us apart is our can-do attitude about the mobile projects we take up, our enthusiasm for new challenges, and our expert-level mobile app development services. We get what makes people and mobile apps click.

 

Recruiting, media, real-estate, retail, productivity, B2B management, FinTech - these are just a few of the industries we helped our clients leave their digital mark on. Be they established brands or inventive startups, we designed their ideas into mobile products that meet business goals, as well as user wants and needs. 

 
$10,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
Tapptitude
31-33 Gheorghe Doja
Cluj-Napoca 400068
Romania
Tapptitude
6 Woodman Parade, Woodman
London E16 2LL
United Kingdom
Tapptitude
3024 Washington
Boulder, CO 80304
United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Startups: Tenor, Rindle, Speaken, KALiiN, Kubo, Visor, Zonga, SmartDreamers, Palate Wizards,

Enterprise: Telenav, Honda, Denza, Protiviti, Vias Wine, Imobiliare, FlyCleaners

Rindle

Task management mobile app that enables organizations to create a standard communication channel at every level.

Services: Consultancy | iOS App Development

Kubo

Fitness sesssions on demand: this mobile app enables users to find and book fitness sessions based on their location & preferences.

Services: Consultancy | Android App Development

Tenor

Multi-million user base GIF keyboard app that allows users to choose from millions of emotionally tagged GIFs.

Services: Consultancy | Android App Development

Speaken

The new way of learning English is mobile: international tutors and live-streamed, interest-based lessons.

Services: Consultancy | iOS App Development | Android App Development

SmartDreamers

The job market in the user's pocket: a recruitment app with a super-handy chat feature that enables people and companies to connect like never before.

Services: Consultancy | UI & UX Design | Android App Development 

FlyCleaners

On-demand laundry & dry-cleaning service in New York, managed straight from the phone, allowing the user full control.

Services: Consultancy | UI & UX Design | iOS App Development | Android App Development 

KALiiN

Its AI abilities make this calendar app an effective and unique organizing mobile tool.

Services: Consultancy | UI & UX Design | iOS App Development | Android App Development | Backend Development

Imobiliare

User-facing mobile app for the biggest real estate portal in Romania.

Consultancy | UI & UX Design | iOS App Development | Android App Development 

 

amparcat.ro

The smart, fast and easy way to pay for parking in Romania, available for iOS and Android.

Services: UI & UX Design | iOS App Development | Android App Development | Backend Development | Backoffice Development

Reviews

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Web & Mobile App Dev for Winery Engagement Platform

“Their overall depth of knowledge around mobile services is very impressive.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
July 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Tapptitude designed and developed native mobile apps for iOS and Android from scratch. Key features include social feeds, APIs, an e-commerce shop, gamification, and a web admin portal for managing membership.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Phoenix, Arizona
President, WeVine
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps are still in beta testing, but Tapptitude's knowledge of the mobile space and emphasis on UI have yielded positive results thus far. Deliberate project management and clear communication has been key to the success of the engagement. The team quick to understand and build on initial ideas.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president of WeVine. We’re a member-based mobile app for wineries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tapptitude?

We were looking to build a mobile app from scratch. Its purpose was to help us manage membership while providing a variety of functions and tools for users.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve worked with us on this project from day one. We provided several basic sketches and they worked with their frontend design team to refine our ideas. Their team went on to manage all aspects of development in building native apps for iOS and Android. They also build out a web admin portal for us, which helps us track incoming applications and manage membership options. They also integrated several APIs from vendors in the wine industry, as well as an API from Intercom to enable user chat.

The user end is designed as a social platform that allows members to share updates on their winery, upcoming events, and new products with their networks. The apps have an e-commerce shop that allows users to buy individual wines and a membership portal for managing shipments. There’s also a gamification component; users can spin a wheel and post frequently to receive discounts and promo codes for products on the site. The Tapptitude team has been instrumental in expanding on our initial ideas.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a project manager and about four developers with expertise in frontend development, iOS/Android development, and API integrations.

How did you come to work with Tapptitude?

We found them while doing online research. We also worked with a designer in the past that recommended them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested over $300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in July 2017, and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re still currently in beta testing, so it’s too early to share concrete metrics. However, the Tapptitude team has delivered high-quality code with an emphasis on UI. They’re very knowledgeable in the mobile space, and they’ve been central in laying the groundwork for a successful launch.

How did Tapptitude perform from a project management standpoint?

Their performance has been very strong. We’ve taken on this project in two-week sprints as part of an Agile methodology, which has worked well for the team. We communicate daily to stay updated on all aspects of the project with biweekly webinars to discuss progress and set updated goals for the coming sprint. I haven’t had any issues with them at all.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their overall depth of knowledge about mobile services is very impressive. They managed all aspects of development effectively, from frontend development to API integrations.

Any advice for potential customers?

Make sure to fully understand your budget and scope of work prior to development.

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 Mobile App Dev for Keyless Entry System

"Tapptitude gets straight to the point and delivers on their promises."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Tapptittude is assisting with the development of an Android app that allows users to manage access to their apartment buildings. They design UI, rework one major feature and add other minor features.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Munich, Germany
Co-Founder, nello
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the app has not yet been updated, the teams collaborated seamlessly and set up an efficient workflow. Tapptittude communicates clearly about their process, offers accurate cost estimates, and delivers tasks on time. Their professionalism and transparency keep productivity high.   

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m one of the co-founders of a small startup in Munich. We make a small chip that you connect to your apartment intercom to make it smart. It enables users to manage access to their apartment building from anywhere at any time. I lead mobile development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tapptitude?

We needed more manpower to speed up our app development and improve existing features as well as implement new ones at a faster pace.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We worked with them on two major features. They modified them, changed their UI, added a few smaller features, and designed a few of the app’s screens. It was mostly development, with some design as well.

The app was built for Android. The first feature allows users to create a time window within the app. During that period, the front door of your apartment building will buzz you in as soon as you ring the doorbell. If you have a grocery delivery every Wednesday between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., you can set up a recurring time. The delivery man rings your doorbell, the door opens, he leaves the package in front of your apartment, and then he leaves. We changed how we handled things in our backend to offer multiple repetition options. Tapptitude had to adapt new payloads, endpoints, and other elements, and completely change the UI.

We’re now starting a second project with them.

What is the team composition?

I worked with one developer and one designer.

How did you come to work with Tapptitude?

I was searching for agencies and found Tapptitude on Clutch. I reached out to a few agencies and eventually chose Tapptitude. They were one of the few who started by asking questions, downloading the app, and looking at it. That’s exactly what I would have done. They asked some questions and I explained what we needed. After we clarified the unknowns, they sent us estimates. Then we signed a contract and started development.

How much have you invested with them?

The first project was about 10,000 euros [$11,795 USD].

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2018 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t yet released an update that incorporates the changes they’ve made. We needed to coordinate the backend developers and our marketing people. It’s hard to measure anything yet, but I liked their approach and we worked really well together. They narrowed the project down and understood everything.

We had to adapt our development process to align them with our internal development processes. There were no problems from their side, and they met the deadline, so I’m happy with how things went. Their communication is clear even though we’re in different countries. They always give us a heads-up whenever they have a day off. Everything has gone smoothly, and I’m very happy so far.

How did Tapptitude perform from a project management standpoint?

We email one of their people who handles the contract, the estimates, and all of the business aspects. We use Slack and Jira.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve been very straightforward and clear from the beginning, including in their estimations. Other companies measured costs in very complicated ways and provided up to five different estimates. Tapptitude gets straight to the point and delivers on their promises. The developers don’t just do what they’re told, but also help me build something nice. They share their opinions like proper team members. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

Whenever we need to adjust something, we adjust it. As long as they’re flexible to adjust to the processes and structures of their customers, it’s great. If communication is open, there’s no need to improve.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everything is delivered on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're the best offer we got.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We've had a couple of rounds of beta tests with their deliveries, and no issues so far.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Native Mobile App Dev for Soft Skills Development

“They offer very high value for the money.”

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

Using an API-first methodology, Tapptitude is developing a native mobile application from end-to-end that allows users to use gestures and interact with it to learn skills for difficult conversations.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
CEO, Cognitive Training Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The first phase of the product is nearly complete. Tapptitude is a full-service product development partner, and they exceed expectations by delivering more than technology alone. They’re collaborative and engaged in developing the product according to its purpose and values.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a co-founder and CEO of a cognitive training company focused on encouraging the use of soft skills in the context of decision making when engaging in controversial topics.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tapptitude?

We had very clear product specifications, based on which Tapptitude proposed a few different angles, taking user impact and lean development into consideration. The product we’ve developed looks different from the initial hypothesis, and it better addresses the overall problem we identified.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The product is a fully native app that uses different gestures in order to interact with exercises. We’ve had an end-to-end product development engagement with Tapptitude. We initially defined the product’s look and functionality, as well as how it would address the values of the original concept. This initial engagement helped us visualize the product and gave us an idea of what additional components we needed to develop.

From there, we defined a few phases of the development schedule, including what we wanted to achieve with every one of them. We engaged in the full development of the app.

We are starting with iOS. The app is being built using an API-first methodology. We developed many of the backend services that will also be used by the future Android app. It will take advantage of the majority of the backend services we’ve built.

Tapptitude assisted with product strategy and going to market. We will implement their advice on how to roll out the product and what channels to use to promote it.

What is the team composition?

Tapptitude’s co-founders were directly involved. We also interacted with their project/product manager and with their product designer. We have one backend and two frontend developers, as well as two QA testers.

How did you come to work with Tapptitude?

We found them on Clutch. We had a very thorough process and engaged with six different companies, four found via Clutch and the rest by recommendation. We whittled the list down and we ended up with Tapptitude.

How much have you invested with them?

Our budgetary investment has been $35,000–$50,000 for the product development side.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Tapptitude in November 2017 and the collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve gone from not having a product, to having one that users didn’t fully understand, and to a situation where users could interact with the product itself. We’re not far away from completing the first phase of development, so this is a good result. In three months’ time, we’ve delivered a majority of the product. It is set to be released in the next few weeks.

How did Tapptitude perform from a project management standpoint?

We use Trello for simplicity. We interact on a daily basis on Skype, and we use InVision for designs. Communications are particularly good. They’re very collaborative.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They didn’t merely stop at the development-related tasks. They are a full-service development partner for us, where “development” is not defined as technology development, but as product development. This is what sets them apart. They look at the problems we’re looking to solve for our target audience and at the values we want the product to reflect. They only start to work on the solution at the end.

Their love for lean development comes across clearly. Their working business model is well-aligned to our partnership.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. We’ve had a good partnership so far.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Ask for the way in which the agency normally works with a partner and what their definition of success is. Ask for recommendations and speak with people who’ve worked with the partner agency. Also, understand that “cheap” doesn’t always end up meaning “less expensive”.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offer very high value for the money.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Frontend Mobile App Dev for Money Exchange Platform

Their team was as dedicated as if it had been their own project or business.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2017 - Feb. 2018
Project summary: 

Tapptitude designed and developed the frontend and UI/UX for native Android and iOS mobile apps. The team integrated backend APIs and set up Facebook Pixel and Google Task Manager to provide user data.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Miami, Florida
Founder, Fintech Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Developers were committed, took pride in their work, and created excellent deliverables. The app is well designed and simple to use. A high volume of downloads and transactions since launch has generated significant revenue. Despite time zone differences, communication was consistently reliable.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the founder and CEO of a FinTech and telecommunications startup. We enable immigrants living abroad to send prepaid mobile credit to their relatives back home using a mobile app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tapptitude?

Our internal development team was focused on the backend of our mobile app which involved actually building the architecture, software, and APIs. We didn't want to focus on the frontend, so we contacted Tapptitude to help us build a native app for Android and iOS along with the UI/UX.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our first step was to familiarize Tapptitude with our business and objectives. We conducted design sessions for about a month and a half to create wireframes and the UI/UX. Once the design was approved, they developed the frontend of the app. They had teams dedicated to Android and iOS, respectively. They integrated the backend APIs into the mobile app. Our team created most backend functionalities while they developed tons of features for the frontend. From design to development, they took care of everything we needed.

In terms of our marketing strategy, they've helped us implement a Facebook Pixel and Google Task Manager to better track our conversion and download rates. These programs show which pages our customers visit, and where they leave us after downloading the app. It's given us better analytics and provided substantial data and statistics on the app.

What is the team composition?

I personally only spoke with four resources, but I know they have additional designers and a group of testers. I was not involved in selecting which specific developers would be working on my project. 

How did you come to work with Tapptitude?

I found them through an online search for Romanian app development teams. I’ve noticed those teams offer talented developers for a relatively cheap price compared to domestic vendors. After assessing their previous work and comparing them to other vendors, Tapptitude hit all the major checkpoints I was looking for.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in October of 2017. The Android version launched this January, and the iOS version was released in early February 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Tapptitude did an absolutely terrific job and yielded the best top-up app currently on the market. It’s very simple and easy to use. Since the apps launched, we've been getting consistent downloads and transactions and have generated significant revenue.

Their developers were deeply committed and did an excellent job. Their team was as dedicated as if it had been their own project or business; that's what I like most about them.

How did Tapptitude perform from a project management standpoint?

They organized the project and communicated very well. We used Google Docs, Trello, and a Slack channel they created for us. Due to the seven-hour time zone difference between Miami, FL and Romania, we’re usually asleep when they're working. We held our weekly Skype conference calls either early in the morning or on Saturdays.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Tapptitude took a lot of pride in their work. The team went beyond the call of duty and put 100 percent effort into my project. It didn't matter how many things I asked them to change; they never complained. They listened carefully and always made sure we were satisfied.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The Android version was developed before the iOS app; I wish that both had been completed at the same time.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had no problems with scheduling.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They offer a great value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The execution was perfect.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely do so.

Mobile App Dev for Nightclub Guest Management Solution

"They would often work late to meet a deadline and gave me regular progress updates … I was always kept in the loop."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2016 - Apr. 2017
Project summary: 

Tapptitude developed a mobile app for identification solutions at age-restricted locations in the U.K. The project had a fixed cost and strict timeline that was satisfied. Routine maintenance is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Founder, Mobile App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The delivered app currently has a five-star rating in its marketplace and has been complimented by users for its design. Tapptitude was able to maintain hard deadlines despite delays and was in constant communication in order to solve unforeseen issues.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am a co-founder and director of a company that provides guest/entry management solutions to bars and nightclubs in the U.K.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tapptitude?

We sought to develop a digital identification solution that would allow users to upload an image of their ID, verify the document, and create a digital version that could then be used in place of the physical document.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We sought to develop four apps in total, two on iOS and two on Android. Two apps were consumer-facing and the other two were business-facing. We started off by scoping out the project with them based on wireframes that we had already designed. We provided them with a complete set of design assets to begin production of the apps and a working prototype for them to work from.

The key features to be included were the ID verification process, from scanning a document, verifying it using a 3rd party SDK, and then generating a QR code and
issuing it to the user. The next function was allowing the business-facing app to be able to scan the QR code and be presented with all the information on that user when scanned.

How did you come to work with Tapptitude?

We wanted to find a company that could provide us with a strict timeline and a fixed cost for the whole project in order to ease our budgeting process. Tapptitude was able to provide both.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $55,000–$70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in October 2016 and the bulk of the project was completed in April 2017. The team continues to provide ongoing maintenance.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app they built currently holds a five-star rating in the app store and the feedback that we have received from users has been very positive. The app is very user-friendly and works to the highest standard.

How did Tapptitude perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a designated project manager who was our point of contact throughout the process. They had a very clear way of working and managing time and budget which followed the time and budget allocations that I gave them. They would often work late to meet a deadline and gave me regular progress updates so that I was always kept in the loop.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I think their response times and value for money spent are the two things that stood out for me. I could get on a call with the developers within an hour if we had an issue and they would do their best to resolve it as soon as possible.

5.0
Overall Score All in all, I am extremely happy with the quality of the final product and I hope to continue working with them for the foreseeable future!
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were very good at meeting strict deadlines despite delays due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think they are great value for money, especially compared to other developers.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    For the majority of the time, the work was of an excellent standard.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would happily recommend them to anyone.

Web & Mobile App Dev for On Demand Ride Sharing Platform

"[T]hey have a great deal of experience in building products for startups that need to grow fast."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Tapptitude created a complete product ecosystem for an Australian ridesharing platform, providing full-stack development for scalable web components, multiple iOS and Android apps, and a backend system.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Melbourne, Australia
Sasha Reid
CEO, Hyper Apps
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After launching on time, the solution quickly expanded to support thousands of rides per minute due to Tapptitude’s reliable and maintainable architecture. The team’s balanced skill sets, comprehensive approach, and transparent pricing contributed to a productive partnership. 

BACKGROUND

Please provide us with a brief description of your company.

I’m a co-founder and current co-CEO at Hyper, which is an ideas company that seeks to provide the safest and most efficient pathway for new founders to launch and run technology-based startups. Our services cover ideation, strategy, UX design, builds, launches, and ongoing support.

During this project with Tapptitude, I acted as the product owner on our side.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge that you were trying to address?

We needed to build a scalable and solid product ecosystem for an Uber-type platform with quite a few components—a few mobile apps on iOS and Android, backend systems, and web components.

We did the initial business analysis and the entire UX phase (wireframing, prototyping, and full UI design), and we needed a strong development partner to implement all these elements. Previously, we’d done a few smaller projects with Tapptitude, so we knew how they worked and what they were capable of delivering. In this new project, they implemented iOS and Android mobile apps and built the entire backend system. Overall, they handled the entire technological side of the project. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of the project, and can you describe the specific services that were provided?

The scope of this partnership involved delivering a solid ridesharing product for the Australian market quickly and within a fixed budget.

The project started from idea stage. Within this partnership, we executed product strategy and UX/UI design, and Tapptitude built the product ecosystem: two iOS apps, two Android apps, the backend systems, and the web components.

The specific services provided by Tapptitude included iOS native development (Swift), Android native development (Java), backend development (Node.js, MongoDB), web development (PHP Laravel), product management, and mobile quality assurance (QA).

What was your process for selecting this company to work with?

Initially, we chose Tapptitude based on their portfolio and great team members. We were impressed by the team’s consistency, focus on delivering great products, and unusual full-stack product approach (covering both the technical side as well as product strategy and UX design).

Can you give us a general estimate of the size of the project in terms of dollars and manpower?

The project cost between $100,000 and $120,000. The team included nine people.

What was the timeline of the project?

The project started in October 2016 and ended in January 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What were the results of the project?

Our product launched on the planned date and managed to grow quite a lot in the meantime, operating in multiple cities and processing thousands of rides every moment. The architecture of the products allowed rapid scalability and lower maintenance costs.

How does the company perform from a project management standpoint?

Tapptitude delivered great code quality, was always on time, and communicated well overall.

When working with this company, is there anything that sets them apart compared to other partners you may have worked with?

Technically, Tapptitude offers a well-balanced team of senior and moderately experienced engineers. Their attention to detail and focus on delivering solid code were also essential.

They cover the full flow of a product by addressing all platforms—iOS, Android, web frontend and backend—and conducting QA testing and product management. Additionally, the team really understands product development, and they have a great deal of experience in building products for startups that need to grow fast.

Do you have any constructive criticism?

They should hire even more people like those they already have!

5.0
Overall Score They deliver great results, and working with them has always been fun and rewarding. 
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They finished the work right on schedule. 
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There were no extra charges beyond the original agreement.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Every time we’ve worked together, they’ve provided high-quality deliverables.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We often refer them for mobile projects.

Mobile App Dev for Real Estate Search Portal

"They respond quickly when I need them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Tapptitude developed native iOS and Android mobile apps for a large real estate portal. They continue to provide maintenance for the apps and are currently working on updates for both versions.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Timis, Romania
Ciprian Gheran
Product Manager, Imobiliare
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps currently have over 260,000 downloads and over a four-star rating in the Google Play store. Tapptitude’s team developed high-quality apps that do not crash often, and their project management team responds quickly to all requests.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the product manager of Imobiliare, a website for the biggest real estate portal in Romania. We offer services for all of the people involved in real estate transactions, and we have one million unique visitors per month. Our services are for agencies, homeowners, developers, appraisers, and banks.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tapptitude?

I needed help to develop an Android and iOS app for our company. We didn’t have in-house knowledge to develop mobile applications because we only specialize in web development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Tapptitude developed native apps for both Android and iOS. One of the important features is a chat capability between buyers and agencies. They created it with our support through our APIs and it was a success. They also helped us by offering their knowledge on UI/UX as well. Every time we want to develop anything we first speak with Tapptitude. Currently, they do maintenance and updates, and now we are working on the next update to both applications.

What is the team dynamic?

There are five to six people who we communicate with.

How did you come to work with Tapptitude?

I found them through an internet search in Cluj-Napoca, where they are located . It’s a good hub for a company like them. I chose between three companies. We made a pitch for the services we wanted, and Tapptitude offered the best deal and price. They are perfectionists and they have very high knowledge about applications. They answer all my questions and concerns and they are very friendly and good communicators.

How much have you invested with them?

About $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2014 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is great and does not crash often. It has one of the best KPIs. The applications are currently at 99.9% uptime. The apps have 260,000 downloads right now and the feedback is okay. Our Android rating is at 4.1. iOS ratings aren’t used in Romania. 

How did Tapptitude perform from a project management standpoint?

They are 90% on time. They communicate through a project manager who was assigned to our project. Sometimes I directly communicated with the developers. We communicate mostly through Skype.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They respond quickly when I need them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

My advice to them is to do better with the application marketing.

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
    I would definitely recommend them.

App Dev For Food Ordering Company

"Tapptitude is a real startup working for startups."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2010 - 2014
Project summary: 

Tapptitude developed the prototype of an app in Objective-C. They were retained to complete development of a fully functional product, which included features like signup and payment integration.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Paris, France
Michael Cohen
CEO, Storific
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the app is still in angel fundraising mode, Tapptitude delivered a high-quality product. They provide honest, realistic feedback and practical advice on improving various aspects. They communicated daily and were responsive to constant requests for design changes.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Storific.com is a startup company which enables payment from an app to restaurants and cafes, so that customers can keep the line. Users order and pay from the app, restaurants receive and prepare the orders, and, once they are ready, users are notified, so that they can keep the line and grab it. I am the CEO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tapptitude?

Lucian Cocan and his team were involved from the beginning of our company, back in 2010. I was looking at building a prototype in order to raise money, and I had a team of developers, but none had the skills for developing an app in Objective-C, the language used at the time.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I had the whole idea for the app in mind, along with wireframes and designs, so the main challenge, in the beginning, was execution. Tapptitude developed the prototype, and, once we raised money, we decided to have them as part of our team. Instead of having Android or iOS developers in-house, we decided that Tapptitude would be the ones responsible for all mobile activities. This involved a whole process of development and creation, starting with brainstorming on what would be the next features.

They were really a part of the company, involved in every decision around features. We have what we call a product discovery phase, where we decide on the upcoming features and the version-release timelines.

Tapptitude has built everything around the app, from the signup to the payment integration. The app has a Facebook login feature and other social networks signups, as well as integration with the restaurants’ menus for display. We had a strategic partnership with PayPal at a CEO level, so the service was integrated deeply within the app, in terms of SDKs and APIs. We also offer Braintree and Stripe integration.

It was a complex app which required a heavy amount of development from Tapptitude’s team.

How did you come to work with Tapptitude?

I tried to find someone who could build our prototype, and a friend recommended Lucian and his team to me. At the time, I was based in Bordeaux, France, sharing an office with another startup company. This was at the beginning of Tapptitude, and I’m not sure that they were even incorporated yet. I contacted them and traveled to Romania for a first discussion.

We decided to move forward and build a prototype, through which we raised funding. There was other development done, but the mobile app was really important for the project. We have been able to raise a few rounds of money, and Tapptitude continued the development of several app versions later on. They were the only ones involved in its construction.

How much have you invested with them?

We have worked together for more than three years. I estimate the total cost being between $100,000 and $150,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Tapptitude in early 2010.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In terms of users and usage, we have been stuck in angel fundraising mode, and could not go beyond the step of seed funding. This was more on the business perspective, which is distinct from the quality of the app.

The proof that I’ve been happy with Tapptitude is that we’ve continued working long-term, even though I’ve had the option to use in-house developers. I felt that the communication was great and, most importantly, the quality Tapptitude provides is amazing, as is the communication. I haven’t found an incentive to work with someone else, and the cost was reasonable.

The best example would be to look at some videos of the app we’ve made, which really shows how good it was. The company does not exist anymore, though.

How did Tapptitude perform from a project management standpoint?

We were in touch every day, and I know that they worked even more than they should have. I was looking for perfection, so, even though Tapptitude’s work was great, I wanted to change the design at times, coming up with new things.

We were in touch via Skype (since Slack didn’t exist at the time), and Trello for project management. We discussed features together, with release dates for the app stores. I don’t remember an occasion when we were late.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I think that they work well with startups. Tapptitude is a young, proactive team, and are similar to a startup themselves. I didn’t hire anyone internally because I had the feeling they were a part of my team, even though Tapptitude was a third-party agency. Calling them an agency wouldn’t be fitting—Tapptitude is a real startup working for startups, and that’s what I loved about them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They have their feet on the ground, while I am more of a dreamer. This means that I was coming up with new features, and Tapptitude was pushing me down, saying that they may not have been worth developing at the time. This was more positive than negative, though—Tapptitude had experience of how long things would take, and how beneficial something could be for a company. I do remember it being frustrating for me at the time to limit myself, but I didn’t understand the development process at the time, this being my first startup. I pushed them sometimes, and we made those features, since, at the end, I was the one deciding. I realized afterward that what they told me was true, and what I wanted may not have made sense.

On the other hand, when I came up with wireframes, they found ways to improve the UI, instead of just saying no. This type of advice is valuable. I am looking to open a new startup, and I will use them again.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Always on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Nobody’s happy to spend money, but all work must be rewarded. Had I gone with a local or US agency, I would have paid triple.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I gave the code to a developer friend, who had no negative comments.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development For Music Streaming Company

"Tapptitude will take the time to understand and go through the details of our needs."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2014 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Tapptitude built a mobile app on Android and iOS for an online music streaming service. The app allowed users to search for songs, create playlists, and curate music feeds.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Romania
Sergiu Biris
CEO, Zonga Music
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The streaming app boasted over 1 million regular users and accumulated around 10,000 new downloads each month. Tapptitude impressed with their meticulous organization, technical skill, and collaborative management process. The agency asked questions about the project and made valuable suggestions.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of Zonga Music, Romania’s first music subscription service, similar to Spotify.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tapptitude?

I have worked with Tapptitude for two different companies, including one called Trilulilu, Romania’s first user-generated content website. Tapptitude developed the preview apps for it, and everything else, from the beginning.

We were looking for mobile development companies to help us with our apps for Zonga Music. I had an internal team, but I needed extra help on different projects.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We have worked with Tapptitude on several projects. They’ve either developed apps from scratch, or helped us with various smaller tasks on our current apps.

Right now, they are developing an app which will be a spinoff of the current product. We’re taking the apps we have now and building upon those existing features, as well as adding some new features on top. Tapptitude is working on the iOS and Android apps, as well as providing some help on the backend.

The app is a legal music-streaming service. We have contracts with different music labels, and the app contains our entire music catalog of around 36 million songs. It has features like creating playlists, adding songs to a “favorites” list, and caching the music for offline listening on phones. Users can also see artists’ “discover” feeds and listen to them, search through our 36 million songs by artist and album, and listen to any song or album they like.

How did you come to work with Tapptitude?

I remember meeting Lucian Cocan [Delivery Manager, Tapptitude] at an event focusing on startups in the mobile development area. I don’t remember what the first project was, but we had a trial, and I decided to keep working with Tapptitude.

How much have you invested with them?

There have been quite a few projects over time. For the current one, the cost has been around $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the latest project with Tapptitude around two months ago. We are in the phase of setting things up and preparing for the actual development work. The collaboration started 3 years ago, and the rest of the projects were finished quite a while ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have over 1 million registered users and around 10,000 new downloads per month on the music app.

How did Tapptitude perform from a project management standpoint?

They are organized. The people on their team that we’ve worked with are capable and professional in every way.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Tapptitude is serious about the work, and they take the time to understand our needs. They’re not the type of agency where a client can go and start the work straight away. Tapptitude will take the time to understand and go through the details of our needs and requests, and determine if all the details of the project are understood on the business owner’s side, so that they can control costs better going forward. This is something which not a lot of agencies offer, and it’s a good attribute of Tapptitude.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. I’m very satisfied with the work.

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
    Very likely. I’m recommending them all the time.

Mobile App Dev for GPS Location Mapping Application

“Projects like this are usually a headache for everyone involved, but with Tapptitude, it goes smoothly.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Tapptitude used Swift and Agile methodology to develop an iOS compatible startup application capable of functioning together with mapQ.

The Reviewer
 
Startup
 
Switzerland
Founder, Social Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Seamless project management and the ability to deliver a quality product on time has helped build an overall pleasant relationship. Tapptitude instilled confidence in this project by giving attention to even miniscule details and by remaining proactive.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We had an idea for a productivity app as a small startup working to get our first MVP into the app store. I come from the digital business and have a lot of experience creating digital products.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tapptitude?

I was searching for a partner who could help me bring a mobile application to life. I had wireframes and a UI design ready, but I needed a reliable team for the production.

One thing that was very important to me was that the project needed to be done according to the Agile Scrum framework. Agile and Scrum are buzzwords you often here, but very seldom did I meet companies who practice it.

I didn’t want a project price because once that is fixed, you will have discussions about what is in the scope of a project or not. I would rather focus only on the project. Since changes always happen during the progress (unlike with waterfall methods), Agile was the way to go. I needed to trust my partner. I took a risk since I had no experience with Tapptitude but it turned out I picked a good partner.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided two main services: project/product management and technical development, both of which were very good. They constantly helped me with updating the backend log, re-writing user stories, and selecting weekly sprints.

The purpose of the app is for people to efficiently store and organize places that matter to them. It’s a GPS based application which functions together with Google Maps. People can store locations and share it with friends, or collaborate together on lists. The app is different from TripAdvisor because it is more private and curated by people you know and trust. In a way, the app is like a group chat, but instead of text and media, it uses locations.

The short-term goal, which we are approaching very quickly, was to get an MVP in the app store. With weekly sprints, we have a tight production with fast improvements. I have had a group of friends who have been receiving each update through Fabric.io, so I collected feedback constantly.

Once the app is in the app store, we will start measuring and understanding how the app functions in the market so we can work towards a future – more effective - release. Right now, the app is mostly based on assumptions and limited market research.

Once we have the first market feedback, I will be working towards an Android release. I first need to retrieve more information on how the iOS version is received before I make another. I’d rather make one not-optimal app and be able to fix it, and then move on to an Android version.

What is the team dynamic?

I have a single contact point, a project manager, who is very knowledgeable and professional. I never had to repeat myself with him and things were well organized. There were two main developers who were focused on iOS and backend development, and then one person focused on Q&A.

How did you come to work with Tapptitude?

I found them online. I had some experience in their geographical market, and it was a more financially attractive area compared to companies in western Europe.

I found them on a comparison website - it may have been Clutch. I made a proposal document and sent it out to five different companies. Tapptitude gave the best impression out of all the interviews I conducted.

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve spent between $15,000-$20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2017, and the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I don’t have metrics yet because the app hasn’t gone live. From a user perspective and from my experience in the field, the quality is good. They go over the design closely, which is important to me. The response is good concerning the app, and they fill up technical gaps proactively. Built on common frameworks, the code in the backend is clean.

How did Tapptitude perform from a project management standpoint?

Tapptitude came with good proposals, which is a pleasant way of working. They are really good in terms of what we agree upon every week, and they deliver what they promise. With the exception of one sprint or so, there hasn’t been a time where they couldn’t deliver according to our terms. We have several items each week which must be delivered on time, and they have remained dedicated.

We work remotely because I live in a different country, and also because I have another job. We have very little touch points, and once a week we have a meeting to correct any issues. We use Skype for video meetings, and Slack for exchanging files and small questions. We also have a Dropbox shared folder for source files and assets. We use JIRA for backlog management, as well as some distribution software from Fabric. This basically distributes an app to people who aren’t ending up in the app store, which requires some maneuvering. We use Firebase for analytics, among other software.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Things go relatively easy with Tapptitude. Projects like this are usually a headache for everyone involved, but with Tapptitude, it goes smoothly. That’s very valuable to me.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I have no suggestions for improvement. The project went smoothly, and I only had to make contact with very few people, which is pleasant.

5.0
Overall Score The communication was smooth, and I’m content with the product. I’d like to continue working with them because I’m really happy with their service and our relationship.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The project timeline is not traditional due to lack of deadlines, which I insisted upon. That’s mostly my disadvantage as a customer, but it doesn’t matter. We have weekly Sprints and they’ve always delivered.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s my private money so it hurts, but that’s okay. If I compare it to what we would have paid or what a company would have paid us, it could’ve been a lot more.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’ve been getting a lot of good stuff. I don’t want to give a 5 because there’s always something to improve upon. So I give them a 4.5, which to me is a 9 out of 10, and is a really good rating.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Quite likely.