mobile apps with attitude

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Tapptitude is a Product Studio that partners with funded startups and established brands to build interactive, mobile-first products that people love to use. 

We work with our clients as Product Partners, supporting them proactively throughout the journey from idea to launching a product and scaling it up. Startups and brands work with us to define their product, design their prototype, develop their MVP and scale a successful product.

Our process stands out through our early focus on value and close partnerships. We work on each product to identify and create easy acquisition flows, generate value early to retain users, and build a solid infrastructure for scalability.

Our workflows are based on lean principles, rapid prototyping techniques and agile development, making us very fast and flexible in iterating value to users. 

Our solutions for startups:

  • Product definition
  • Rapid prototyping
  • MVP development

Our solutions for larger organisations:

  • Design sprints
  • UX research and persona design
  • Evidence-based growth plan

Our technical team delivers full-stack implementation solutions, to build Native and React Native products for iOS, Android, Wearable Devices and the Web. 

Our services include:

  • Product strategy and definition
  • UX/UI design
  • Mobile and web development 
  • Backend services
  • AI, Machine learning and data science
  • Full Testing and QA
  • Product launch solutions
  • Product growth 

We’ve built products for industries like:

  • IoT
  • Health
  • Proptech
  • Fintech
  • Marketplaces and retail
  • Social platforms
  • Arts, entertainment and culture
     
 
$25,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
headquarters
other locations
  • The Handbag Factory, 3 Loughborough Street
    London SE11 5RB
    United Kingdom
  • 109 S 5th St.
    New York, NY 11249
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Startups: Tenor, Olly, Shebah, Ride, Rindle, Speaken, Kubo, SmartDreamers, Palate Wizards Enterprise: Turk Telekom, Telenav, Discogs, Honda, Denza, Protiviti, Vias Wine, Imobiliare, FlyCleaners

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Tap2Map

Capture and process aerial photos to a 3D model. 

Services: Product consultancy | UX and UI design | iOS development | Backend solutions | QA Testing

 

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Shebah

The ridesharing app made by women, for women and children.

Services: iOS Development | Android Development | Backend Solutions | QA Testing

 

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RIDE

Sustainable shared transportation all over Australia.

Services: iOS Development | Android Development | Backend Solutions | QA Testing 

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Olly by Emotech

The First Smart Home Robot with Personality

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

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Hudly

A heads-up display for drivers, Hudly benefitted from Tapptitude's rich experience in mobile and custom software design.

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

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Tenor

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

Services: Consultancy | Android App Development

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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

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Imobiliare

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

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

 

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Rindle

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

Services: Consultancy | iOS App Development

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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 

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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

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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 

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Mobile App Dev Services for E-Commerce Platform

“The quality of their code is phenomenal.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

During an engagement with several development projects, Tapptitude built an iOS app for an e-commerce platform. The team set a timeline to avoid bottlenecks and worked to minimize risks throughout the process.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
CEO, Development Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The live app is the result of high-quality code, which passed review with flying colors. Tapptitude delivered impressive results under difficult circumstances. Responsibility and creativity are some of their team’s key strengths, resulting in a successful ongoing partnership.

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 work for an app developer that helps founders translate their vision into products with high growth strategies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tapptitude?

We were trying to build a complex e-commerce platform in which the requirements weren’t fully defined by the client.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’ve worked with Tapptitude on numerous projects. In this instance, they developed an iOS app while working in an agile iterative basis. Their team educated us on the potential risks involved so that the end-client could make good decisions about the architecture. 

What is the team composition?

Our main points of contact are Alexandru (Project Manager, Tapptitude) and Lucian (Operational Manager, Tapptitude), but we also work with a team of engineers. 

How did you come to work with Tapptitude?

We found Tapptitude on Clutch.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The code of the app was reviewed, passing with stellar marks. Given the circumstances, Tapptitude has been fantastic. They created a strong product. At this time, the app is live and is doing everything the end-client was looking for. 

How did Tapptitude perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate with the Tapptitude team over Slack and they are fairly responsive. Anytime we needed something, they made sure to help get it done. The project was planned out in two-week sprints, which they executed accordingly. This enabled us to make progress while minimizing bottlenecks.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of their code is phenomenal.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Although we have a good partnership with Tapptitude, sometimes it feels like the project managers and the rest of the team has a lot going on. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure to communicate with them. If you’re feeling a certain way, bring it up. The Tapptitude team will do what they can to make it right. 

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

M-Commerce Dev for Beverage Alcohol Retailers

"Their speed and efficiency at the price they charge is second to none."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
March 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Tapptitude designed and developed Android and iOS apps for an e-commerce platform. Features include notifications, targeted recommendations for users, and other forms of advertising.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Tampa, Florida
Daniel Granger
CMO & CTO, Palate Wizards, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps received praise from the customer with a particular focus on their accessible UX. Tapptitude is an effective communicator and they offer thorough tracking of their progress. Expect them to get their projects done.

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 the CMO and CTO of Palate Wizards, LLC, a company that provides technology and marketing services for beverage alcohol retailers.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tapptitude?

We needed someone to create an app for beverage alcohol retailers nationwide.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We’re building an e-commerce platform for the beverage alcohol, liquor industry, specifically for small retailers. We do marketing services on the platform including notifications, targeting various elements of recommendations, advertising, video, sponsorships, and more. We make money by selling to producers.

They developed our Android and iOS apps using native code. They also helped design the apps.

What is the team composition?

There’s a project manager, an iOS developer, an Android developer, a few designers, and QA people. The QA and design resources can change from time to time depending on what they’re developing for me.

How did you come to work with Tapptitude?

They did mobile development for us during a previous project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in March 2015 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The apps work well and we’re happy with everything Tapptitude produced. They’re great UI/UX designers and they have a good feel for how the apps work and how the consumers interact with them.

How did Tapptitude perform from a project management standpoint?

We worked in an agile development process with two-week sprints. We monitored the progress and activity using Google Meetup once or twice a week and Trello to follow the project on a daily basis.

Their project manager is an excellent communicator. They have an outstanding response time for fixing any issues. They all understand English very well and understand the issues with software development. I can’t think of a better team to work with.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their speed and efficiency at the price they charge is second to none. I’ve been in mobile development for almost 10 years and they’re the best I’ve experienced.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The time difference is sometimes challenging. However, the project manager is great at accommodating us.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure you understand how an agile development process works.

5.0
Overall Score They do things well.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They sometimes get blocked by my cloud services development.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Art Gallery Platform Development

"As a small business, they're nimble and flexible."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Tapptitude (formerly Archbolt) developed a web-based platform with a corresponding native iOS mobile app. They added complex features like an AR experience, responsive web assets, and a Stripe Connect integration.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Aki Karja
Founder, Artfare
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Tapptitude (formerly Archbolt) delivered an app that rapidly garnered 10,000 downloads with an average 5-star rating in the iOS App Store. About 150 artists have signed on to the program. The team was agile and accommodating Leveraging strategic tools and communicating effectively made for smooth project management.

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 the CEO and founder of Artfare. Our platform helps artists and galleries develop a following and sell their art by connecting with collectors and patrons.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the scope of their involvement? 

Archbolt focused more on technical implementation than UX design. Another agency made a lot of the creative aspects. Both providers worked together to establish processes for the user experience and how to implement the product vision in a technical way. 

They programmed the native iOS app in Node.js and Swift. The Stripe Connect payment integration they added to the platform was quite complicated. A special feature they helped to build out was an augmented reality experience using ARKit.  

What is the team composition?  

We worked most closely with the CEO, who checked in with us on a weekly basis. They assigned us both a primary and backup project manager, and we got to know both of them quite well. 

The head of technology was based here in New York, while the rest of the development engineers were in Romania.

How did you come to work with Archbolt? 

My co-founder had worked with them in the past when he was running a small tech consultancy in New York. During our initial conversations, we were impressed by how quickly they established an understanding of our vision as it related to the product. They brought thoughtful proposals on the technology architecture to the table. 

How much have you invested with them? 

So far, we have spent $1,000,000.  

What is the status of this engagement? 

We started working together in April 2018 and have an ongoing engagement. 

SOLUTION

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

Archbolt built us the best app ever for discovering and buying art. Our platform is live at this point. It's still early in the process, but we currently have 150 artists on board. 

We've gotten positive metrics that indicate users like the product, such as a five-star average rating on the App Store and 10,000 app downloads.

How did Archbolt perform from a project management standpoint? 

Archbolt has performed quite well from a project management and communications standpoint. Most of our communication happens through Slack. They're structured and organized for maximum efficiency.  

At the end of every week, they send us a recap in an email. They use client-facing Trello for planning and ticketing to keep us up to date on progress with development and our current priorities. The developers use a different type of software, too.

What did you find most impressive about them? 

Being a cost-effective solution differentiates Archbolt from the competition.  As a small business, they're nimble and flexible. 

Are there any areas they could improve? 

No, I don't think so. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

Early on, I suggest getting familiar with the team's communications process. If you engage with them and stay active, everything should work out well.

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

Mobile App Dev for Hospitality Marketplace

"We enjoy working with Tapptitude."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Tapptitude built a restaurant B2B marketplace mobile application for Android and iOS. The team assisted with coding and crafting the UX. Key technologies used were JavaScript and Swift.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Romania
Gabriel Rusu
Co-Founder & Product Manager, DineMarket
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Tapptitude was a key asset in the development of the mobile application. Their team is extremely skilled, dedicated to the success of a product. Their communicative approach supplemented their professional management style. Customers can expect a transparent engagement with Tapptitude.

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 the co-founder and product manager for DineMarket, a B2B marketplace that connects restaurants with their vendors. It compares pricing and automates purchasing. I’m in charge of the technology development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tapptitude?

We hired Tapptitude to build our mobile application for Android and iOS.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After discussing the business requirements, we worked with Tapptitude to design the mobile product for our customers’ needs. Based on the specifications, they implemented the app for iOS and Android. We had our designers, but Tapptitude took care of the UX. Their team used JavaScript for Android and Swift for iOS.

The app has various roles, as a complete B2B marketplace. Employees of restaurants can go into the app and view their order, as well as easily purchase merchandise from one or many vendors. They can pay by credit card, check, or other methods. At one point, we also had an offline mode for building the inventory for the restaurants. Vendors can also view the same app. They can log in, check their orders, and communicate with the buyer.

What is the team composition?

Our main point of contact was our project manager. We had a dedicated developer for Android and another for iOS. In addition, we had a part-time QA tester.

How did you come to work with Tapptitude?

Someone who had worked with them before recommended Tapptitude to us. Before moving forward with them, we initially gave their team a small test.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our ongoing engagement began in February 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We enjoy working with Tapptitude. Their professional team not only helped with coding, but with the entire creation of the product. We’re satisfied with how effectively the apps work.

How did Tapptitude perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management is great. We had daily contact with the developers. If we had any technical questions, they wasted no time responding. We worked in an agile manner, so everything was transparent.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We hadn’t worked with many providers, but for me, it was important that they helped build the actual product and code. Their team got extremely involved with the project, thinking of any scenarios we might have missed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s always room for improvement, but I can’t think of anything major that their team needs to improve on.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Tapptitude is experienced in mobile app development.

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

UX Design & Consulting for FinTech Company

"Tapptitude (formerly Archbolt) offered a variety of valuable perspectives throughout the process."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Sept. 2017 - March 2018
Project summary: 

Tapptitude (formerly Archbolt) led the discovery process and designed the UI/UX for a fintech SaaS platform. They made wireframes for an internal development team and helped tweak the MVP. They also helped lead a company rebranding.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles Metro Area
CTO, Financial Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The platform debuted to praise for its look and feel. Tapptitude (formerly Archbolt) delivered high-quality UI/UX designs and valuable insights from start to finish. Despite some delays at times, the team led a smooth collaboration thanks to their consistent communication, quick response times, and technical expertise.

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 the CTO and CFO of a fintech software company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Archbolt?

We engaged Archbolt to help us plan and design a new SaaS application.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Archbolt first led an in-depth discussion with my business partners and me about our company and the past platforms we’ve developed. The team helped us define the roadmap for the application and how we can achieve a better and more unique customer experience—a major goal for this project. 

After leading several joint application design sessions and whiteboarding workshops, they help design the application and the user experience. Archbolt created wireframes that we then turned over to our in-house and offshore developers to build. Once we had an MVP, the team took another look at it with us, helping make tweaks and bringing it closer to an optimal product

Archbolt also assisted with a rebranding project. They helped us redesign the application and then our website and company brand.

What is the team composition?

We worked with four people: Matt (CEO, Archbolt), a project manager, a partner, and a person to help gather information.

How did you come to work with Archbolt?

The team helped me and my wife release a mobile application as a personal project. They provided design input and helped built and publish the end product. I thought that they would be a valuable partner to design and plan my company’s new SaaS platforms.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $100,000–$250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from September 2017–March 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The platform has launched and received positive feedback on its user experience as well as its look and feel. Archbolt helped us achieve the product we first envisioned. We couldn’t have done it without their insights and design help.

How did Archbolt perform from a project management standpoint?

The team was highly responsive to our feedback and questions. They kept in contact regularly as well. On occasion, they delivered work more slowly than we would have liked, but we also held to an aggressive timeline. We’re overall satisfied with the collaboration.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Archbolt offered valuable perspectives throughout the process. As the discussion went along, they shifted from a high-level strategic view to more tactical advice, such as how to minimize the number of clicks and screens a user has to navigate.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their team had a top-notch approach to handling our project. However, Archbolt could build more flexibility into that process and tailor it more closely to customers’ needs.

Any advice for potential customers?

Define your objectives and goals as clearly as possible. Know what you would define as a successful project in advance. Archbolt will help you achieve your vision.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had a tight timeline and sometimes Archbolt delivered more slowly that we would have liked.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their rates weren’t the lowest on the market, but we received excellent value for their work.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Archbolt delivered fantastic products.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them without hesitation.

Mobile App Dev for Data Search Company

"Their patience showed that they value cultivating a long-term partnership more than just making money."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Working from provided designs, Tapptitude contributed conceptually and developed native Android and iOS applications for a people-finding and background check company.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Jordan Manavian
Director of Product, PeopleFinders
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Tapptitude delivered high-quality code that required minimal changes during QA, ensuring a quick adoption into app stores. They integrated well with the in-house staff and successfully communicated across time zones. The team offers practical insight to achieve an improved product.

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 am the director of product at PeopleFinders, a company that helps people find long-lost friends or family members. We also provide criminal records, background checks, address history, and the like.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tapptitude?

We engaged Tapptitude to build and launch native mobile apps on Android and iOS—products that our in-house developers had no experience building.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I led the product design process so that when we brought on Tapptitude, we gave them high-fidelity designs along with access to our Jira, where we already had our specifications and tickets arranged. Although we provided a relatively detailed plan for what we were making, their team made a lot of conceptual contributions to drive the development. They added a lot of value to the items that we thought were already fleshed out.  

 What is the team composition?

While other companies we spoke with insisted on pacing the project and making us build the apps one at a time, Tapptitude had enough team members to support a simultaneous development process. We worked with two developers specialized for iOS and another two for Android. A project manager and a QA specialist also worked with both teams.

How did you come to work with Tapptitude?

I used multiple reviews sites—including Clutch—to vet companies and eventually create a list of 10 options. We conducted an RFP process complete with phone calls and interviews, and Tapptitude really stood out from the pack.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $50,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from October–December 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We successfully launched our applications following a hassle-free QA period. We had no code changes through either audit. Both apps were accepted to their respective stores as-is, which in my experience—especially with Apple—is quite rare.

How did Tapptitude perform from a project management standpoint?

I appreciated their ability to communicate. As much as we wanted to dictate as the project lead, it was nice to have a team with different expertise and perspective. Their insight made us rethink our stance on what we wanted. It helped to have an additional set of eyes looking out for us rather than following directions even if they think or know there is a better way.

We had some hiccups on the release of the API we were building for the application, but Tapptitude’s team was flexible and willing to work around those delays. They met all of our deadlines even when our staff was not coordinated. Their patience showed that they value cultivating a long-term partnership more than just making money.

In addition to using Crashlytics and Fabric.io to monitor our project, we tracked all of our tickets in Jira, and we used Rocket.Chat and email for daily communication. We also had weekly phone calls to check in and review all of our progress.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It’s a common fear when working with remote teams that you may be left in the dark or not receive what was promised. Sometimes there can be a disconnect if you aren’t sitting with a person in your office. That said, we didn’t experience any hesitations or drawbacks from working with Tapptitude. They were highly communicative and always available. We found ways to work around not being in the same time zone. They grew to feel like an extension of our team, and that’s proven by the fact that we now have them on a monthly retainer, and we’ve engaged them for other projects outside of mobile apps.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Other than wishing they could be based in Los Angeles so that we could meet in person, I have no complaints. They’ve been great to work with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

With any project, it’s valuable to let out your ideas as much as you can. Coming prepared with a prototype will save headaches and cost in the long run. It’s also smart to have a backup plan because sometimes your idea from six months ago will no longer be valid.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They made up for a lot of time caused by our delays.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We received the rare best of both worlds—high value for a reasonable cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deliver very polished products.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them several times.

MVP Dev for Renters App

"They built the MVP to accommodate changes along the way and even included features outside of our original scope."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2018 - Present
Project summary: 

Tapptitude (formerly Archbolt) built a website as well as Android and iOS applications as an MVP for an emerging platform. Using provided product designs, they developed the apps and site in two-week sprints. The project is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York Metro Area
Co-Founder, Real Estate Tech Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The site and apps arrived bug-free and professional-looking, enabling successful demos with investors and testing with users. Tapptitude's (formerly Archbolt) regular updates, flexibility, and responsiveness allow for a smooth and productive workflow. The team’s integrity and proactiveness stand out the most.

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 the co-founder of a property technology company. We’re creating a loyalty platform for apartment rentals.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Archbolt?

We engaged Archbolt to help us build a website and an MVP of our platform. We have product design capabilities in-house, but we needed an engineering team to bring our concept to life.
 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Archbolt built a simple website as well as Android and iOS applications that served as our platform’s MVP. We use the site to advertise the platform and encourage interested users to sign up. The platform allows us to communicate information to renters with live messaging. It provides updates to account balances, notifications about events in the buildings, and reminders to take surveys and provide feedback.

Our product design team provided Archbolt with pixel-perfect designs of what we wanted. They then built the site and created the backend panel and frontend of the iOS and Android apps. Our arrangement provided the flexibility to code the MVP and then sign on clients and find more funding before we kick off the next series of sprints. We plan on integrating custodian and payment platforms in the next phase of development.

What is the team composition?

We communicate with a project manager and a tech lead. They oversee a single web developer and a set of paired programmers who worked on the apps.

How did you come to work with Archbolt?

We considered several companies, but a colleague at a reputable creative firm recommended Archbolt to us. We wanted a local company that could provide high-quality development, timely delivery, and reliable project management. Archbolt met every criterion at middling rates, so we chose them for this project.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $200,000 so far. Each two-week sprint runs about $20,000–$30,000 depending on the specifications.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in August 2018. The work is on pause as we finish raising more funds, but we’re preparing the next set of sprints soon.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Archbolt delivered a highly professional website and stable MVP of the application. As a result of their work, we can inspire confidence in our investors that we can build a fully scalable product. We also could test the app with renters in two live rounds of testing. The process provided us with valuable feedback on the technology and business concept.

How did Archbolt perform from a project management standpoint?

The team is highly responsive and professional. Minimal back and forth is required, which we appreciate. They built the MVP to accommodate changes along the way and even included features outside of our original scope. We receive updates on progress every week and after each sprint. We also have regular communication with their project manager. Their engineers answered questions and explained nuances of the platform during our demo.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Archbolt is honest and upfront about their team’s capabilities. During our first set of sprints, the team called out any of our requirements that they don’t believe belongs in an MVP. They made sure that the scope of work is fully hammered out before each sprint. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

As Archbolt grows, I’m sure they’ll deepen their knowledge of other areas such as data science. Other than that, we’ve been thrilled with their work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They met every estimate on the dollar. We’ve received more value than we expected from the original scope.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Archbolt delivered on all requirements as promised and on time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We already have referred their team to branding firms in need of a development team.

Business Strategy and Pitch Deck for Clean Energy Startup

"Tapptitude (formerly Archbolt) shared the extensive experience they had in helping startups become lasting businesses."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

In a one-day session, Tapptitude (formerly Archbolt) helped define a long-term business model for a startup. They delivered a revenue model, initial branding, and input for a pitch deck.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Founder, Clean Energy Development Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Tapptitude (formerly Archbolt) turned a business vision into a clear, executable business plan. They made the one-day session extremely productive and worked on everything in an organized manner. While they could improve by refining final deliverables in a followup to the session, they were very experienced and helpful.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder of a startup focused on facilitating clean energy microgrid deployment.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Archbolt?

I had an interest in using my skills and background to help facilitate clean energy deployment. I had a general concept of what the business should be but did not have a concise approach to achieving the goals. I hired Archbolt to help me refine the business concept.

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted to have a clear business plan, initial branding, and a communication strategy for the business.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I was referred to Archbolt by a colleague originally to discuss a software solution. Through informal discussions with Archbolt, I rethought the business, then held a formal strategy session with them.

Describe the project in detail.

Archbolt conducted a one-day strategy session to develop and refine the business plan, the pitch, and the primary communications and branding.

What was the team composition?

There were three people from Archbolt's team that I worked with. Two were responsible for creative deconstruction of the business, and a third provided operational support to ensure the session moved productively.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I left the session with a clear business plan to execute over the next 18 months, a solid revenue model, and all the input for a successful pitch deck.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Archbolt's communication was effective. They had a detailed plan for the strategy session, which we completed in a timely manner. They also provided a summary and additional feedback following the session.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Archbolt shared the extensive experience they had in helping startups become lasting businesses. They were able to use this information to help me take my vision and turn it into a feasible business plan.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I was very pleased with my engagement with Archbolt. The one area where they could improve is taking a final look at the materials we developed during the strategy session, to clean up or refine the documents without altering the content significantly.

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

Consulting and UI Roadmap for Software Company

"We had a great experience and would highly recommend them."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oc. 2017 - Feb. 2018
Project summary: 

Tapptitude (formerly Archbolt) did a feasibility assessment for newly acquired code prototype. The team held a series of workshops and provided strategy consulting services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York Metro Area
CEO, Travel Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The partnership was collaborative and efficient. Leveraging a versatile and experienced team, Tapptitude (formerly Archbolt) guided the process while ensuring timely deliveries. Accessible communication made their work and recommendations easy to follow. Customers should trust the team’s process.

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 the CEO of a travel technology company. We help other companies save money on travel in a way that benefits their employees.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Archbolt?

We acquired an early-stage prototype of code shortly after launching the company. Our team hired Archbolt to conduct a technical feasibility analysis; we wanted to determine if the code was a good fit for our business. Second, the team needed to map out our product strategy and UX workflows.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We ran a series of structured in-person workshops. During the meetings, Archbolt learned about our business goals while engaging in other more strategic workshops. Their technical resources evaluated the code in an expedited timeline, ultimately providing their recommendations and risk assessments.

Next, our team decided to move forward with the code acquisition. This move led Archbolt to help us conceptualize and prototype the product. The engagement ended with a final round of workshops.

What is the team composition?

One of the co-founders was my main point of contact.

How did you come to work with Archbolt?

We hired Archbolt because they could provide a tailored solution usually found at a larger agency. I had known one of the founders. Furthermore, the team could simultaneously provide strategy and technical analysis services. That dual offering is rare among vendors.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $35,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in October 2017 and the partnership ended in February 2018. There was a break in between.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Archbolt felt like a real partner that understood our business and industry. As a result, the team was able to lead work on user flows and functionality improvements. The capably packaged and wrote up a strategy using input from both sides. Overall, the partnership was efficient. We still refer to their work as we build out products.

How did Archbolt perform from a project management standpoint?

The co-founder played an active role in key conversations. One of Archbolt’s strategy leaders facilitated the workshops and the co-founder provided deeper technical insight during those meetings. He challenged our team and helped us make the right decision. Similarly, their technical lead kept the project on track and budget. Likewise, the UX resource tracked work and communicated that progress back to our team using accessible language.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team was highly skilled and treated our company as a priority client. The level of experience and variety of backgrounds created a synthesis across the team.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I wouldn't have changed anything to say that they did it. Yeah.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Archbolt approached the scope differently than I would have. However, I trusted their process and that benefitted the partnership. I started somewhat reluctant, but asked numerous questions and quickly saw the value of trusting them.

5.0
Overall Score We had a great experience and would highly recommend them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had a difficult schedule to meet and they exceeded our expectations.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They stayed on budget, which was important for us as an early-stage company.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everyone on the team was a specialist in their field. Their contributions were impressive.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’re very willing to recommend them.

App Dev For Reservation Platform

"We have a working relationship, but we’re almost like friends at this point."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Tapptitude (formerly Archbolt) developed an iOS application from scratch that combines three different APIs for restaurant reservation services into one platform. The app features calendar integrations to promote easier scheduling.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Jonathan Steinberg
Founder, Planz
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The application has not reached a testing stage, but Tapptitude's (formerly Archbolt) involvement cannot be overstated. Their strategic thinking and business development abilities make them an ideal partner for startups. The team is responsive, and their drive to meet end user needs is admirable.

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 am the founder of Planz. We aggregate multiple restaurant reservation platforms into one application.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Archbolt?

We built an application under a different company name a few years ago with a different vendor, but we didn’t want to return to that firm for a variety of reasons. We contracted with Archbolt to develop a new iOS application from scratch.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We spent a couple of days together to discuss our strategy and our value proposition. It was a complex application to build because we integrated three different APIs from separate restaurant reservation platforms. Archbolt developed the wireframes and the UX. It’s a beautiful app that includes high-resolution photos of food and locations that we secured through a partnership with a restaurant photographer in Los Angeles. Our application allows users to search for a specific restaurant, or they can search for a type of cuisine at a specific time, and the search results will present all available tables. Planz can also recognize food-related events on one’s calendar within the phone—lunch with a co-worker at a specific time, for example. In that case, Planz will offer to find available reservations at that time, and if users accept that offer, Planz opens itself and showcases various options.

What is the team composition?

Neal (Partner, Archbolt) serves as our project manager, and Mathew (CEO, Archbolt) oversees the entire engagement. There are at least two or three developers involved, as well.

How did you come to work with Archbolt?

We met with several companies, and the CEO of a large app developer in New York recommended Archbolt to us. He said that his firm was better suited for larger corporations, not startups. He was a big fan of Mathew, and once I sat down with Archbolt’s team, I could see that the CEO’s recommendation was a good one.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in May 2017 and remains ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We have not yet started beta testing, but it’s fair to say that we only have a company because of Archbolt, so their impact couldn’t be any more pronounced. They built the app and helped strategize what the app is. We wouldn’t be here if not for them.

How did Archbolt perform from a project management standpoint?

I can only compare Archbolt to our vendor from a few years ago, and it’s a night and day difference. Our previous vendor was an offshore firm, and they didn’t have the initiative or attention to detail that we hoped for. They brought no strategic elements or business development knowledge at all. You always hope for a partner that will think strategically and be mindful of the value proposition for the user. Archbolt has been great in that capacity.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Whenever we have questions or problems, Archbolt is engaged and responsive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I’ve been very happy with them. I work well with the staff. We have a working relationship, but we’re almost like friends at this point. They dedicate their resources to delivering for the client.

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
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Business Entity Name
SC Tapptitude Apps SRL
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Romania
Id
RO32509968
Date of Formation
Nov 25, 2013
Last updated
Jan 31, 2019
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