We believe great software helps people thrive.

At Truefit, we serve clients, from entrepreneurs to executives, who need to create new software products that delight their users and grow their business. 

We believe that experienced, cross-functional teams are the best way to design and build successful products.

Client Testimony

“In my 35 years, I have never seen a beta that was this mature and ready.” ~ A cybersecurity manager for a large European utility company after participating in the initial pilot testing.

“[Truefit’s] cross-functional expertise in design, engineering, quality assurance and project management is unmatched. The Truefit team truly cares about delighting customers.” ~ Patrick O’Leary, Vice President, Connors Group

"Truefit's research teams observe the complexity of our operations without disrupting business, and synthesize their findings into thought-provoking insights for our innovation leaders." ~Design Manager, McDonald's

Companies work with Truefit when they need a proven team who can…

  • Validate a product concept
  • Collaborate on a practical product strategy
  • Get a product to  market faster
  • Take an existing product to the next level
  • Modernize their technology & architecture
  • Be a trusted, outside advisor
 
$50,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
1997
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Pittsburgh, PA
headquarters
  • 501 Grant Street, #1025
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    United States

Portfolio

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RealX Ventures

Truefit helped RealX create an online exchange to facilitate the transfer of property rights in a streamlined, efficient, and transparent way. Their vision is to improve industry engagement, competition and civic trust, and create an online community for buyers and sellers to connect, close and maximize the value for all parties.
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HEBI Robotics

Truefit and HEBI Robotics are working together on a 3D robot configurator  that will empower potential customers to identify the optimal design for a robot, and to understand its capabilities before investing in a potentially expensive purchase. The robot configurator will also collect information to help streamline the sales process, expand into new markets, and provide valuable market intelligence.
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DorothyAI

Truefit designed and built DorothyAI – a platform built around the value of their machine-learning search technology for patent attorneys to efficiently search, read patents, and organize their results at their desk or on their phone. The application improves the speed and usability for attorneys to perform these searches themselves, reducing the need for outsourcing.
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Matrix

Delivering better data to the broadcast advertising market

Matrix Solutions - a broadcast advertising market leader with significant market share - could capitalize on delivering better data integration with a diverse range of third-party data sources and expand into emerging digital and out-of-home markets. A Truefit team partnered with Matrix to expand their capacity for a complete redesign

and prototype of their flagship software. 
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Green Applications

Designing technology to deliver promotional apparel to market faster

Truefit helped Green Applications design and build a powerful, full-service web application for managing promotional apparel and artwork that empowers their clients to deliver their products to market faster and more efficiently. The creation of the technology platform allows a customer to move their product through the entire

lifecycle - from development to sale - enabling Green Applications to become a one-stop shop for their target audience. 
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CMMI

Assessing organizational cybersecurity maturity

In just six months, Truefit successfully developed a distinctive platform for assessing cybersecurity maturity and building risk-mitigation plans for CMMI Institute business, education, and government clients. By leveraging their expertise in organizational maturity and software development, CMMI established a leadership position in their target

market and ensured the cybersecurity of their clients.
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Diamond Kinetics

Scoring wins for motion analysis in baseball

Truefit created an intuitive user experience for coaches and players new to motion analysis. Baseball coaches and batting instructors had years of experience but were lacking the measurable insights and usable tools for capturing, storing, and analyzing swing data. The Swingtracker launch was a “home run” – we helped them prove the value of their

data, win awards, and quickly attract major commercial partners.
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DestyDo

Creating adventures for cruising millennials

Millennials are entering the cruise market with growing demand for diverse life-enhancing activities they can do while in port. Truefit developed a solution for DestyDo that resonated with this fast-growing market – seamlessly integrating multiple third-party databases to discover, share, and book their adventures via mobile and web.

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McDonald's

Optimizing the restaurant information environment

We helped McDonald’s Restaurant Solutions Group understand and improve the information environment for McDonald’s restaurants worldwide. We embedded design research teams into the environment to understand the context and build empathy for what managers and crew encounter daily. We synthesized these insights into practical solutions for

McDonald’s IT team to further develop.
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Precor

Unlocking the value of networked fitness

We applied our human-centered design process to help Precor address a comprehensive range of global innovation challenges involving their market-leading cardio fitness equipment, mobile applications, and their Preva networked fitness platform. We designed the Preva mobile apps to keep new fitness club members engaged and motivated to reach their weekly

goals — both in and out of the gym.  
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TEAMology

Helping to drive effectiveness in the classroom

We worked with TEAMology to power a collaborative school culture movement that integrates social emotional learning, bullying prevention, and career readiness into everyday teaching. We created a new digital platform for them that improves curriculum access and teacher collaboration and inspires the spirit of team and leadership among the student

community.

Reviews

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Mobile App Dev for Leadership Habits Development Platform

“They’re genuinely invested in my project’s success.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2018 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Truefit provided mobile app development services for a leadership development company. Their team built a platform that allows users to track their progress in forming and developing leadership habits.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tim Edris
Co-Founder, Habimetrics Co. LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app has received positive user feedback and functions as it should. Truefit's human-centered design approach was instrumental in the platform's success. Their team provided progress updates and maintained regular communication through check-ins. They're realistic and receptive to feedback.

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 Habimetrics Co. LLC.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Truefit?

We hired Truefit to help us build a platform that’d be used in leadership development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The app is a mobile platform that allows users to develop more effective leadership habits. It also allows them to track their progress on the habits as well as receive feedback from their peers on whether or not they’re developing those habits. The platform creates a data stream that allows leaders to see the trajectory of their leadership habit formation over time. It was built for iOS and Android.

How did you come to work with Truefit?

I know their company because they used to be a client of mine about 10 years ago. I had kept in touch with them throughout the years and watched their evolution. When it came down to it, I chose them because of trust. I knew they’d do the work, and do it well. I had no doubt they’d deliver the high-quality product they said they would. We did look around at some other companies but ultimately went with Truefit.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested about $185,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from May 2018–January 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

User feedback has been good. I have clients who are using the app right now and they love it. It does what it’s supposed to, which is helping individuals create more leadership habits.

Truefit’s human-centered design approach was really helpful. They were good at keeping the communication pipeline open. There was a back-and-forth methodology for how they did their sprints and development phases. Throughout the engagement, they made sure to keep me up-to-date on the app’s status. Their team generally met the deadlines. These are all good things in my book.

How did Truefit perform from a project management standpoint?

They provided regular check-ins and progress updates. We communicated through Zoom, video conferencing, and Slack. Their team did a great job of incorporating me as the buyer in the process by getting my feedback and input.

On top of everything else, now that the engagement has been over for a while, they haven’t just dropped me. I occasionally receive calls from them asking how things are going. I also get networking hook-ups from them. Truefit is really open to sharing any and all networking connections they have to help the app be successful. They’re genuinely invested in my project’s success.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re realistic about managing the project’s scope as well as communicating that and keeping me up-to-date. Sometimes, projects can spiral outside of scope, but that didn’t happen here. I appreciated that they committed to dealing within a defined budget. We had ongoing talks about that. In this type of work, that’s the best you can hope for.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything. Overall, they did a really good job.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure you have a commitment to candor and having the hard conversations that you need to have in a project like this. This will ensure the engagement has openness and honesty.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    It was pretty good.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not the cheapest, but I chose them based on their higher level of service, trust, and deliverables.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The app functions exactly as advertised based on our scope of work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

UI & Security for AI Patent Search Platform

"From our perspective, we couldn’t have asked for anything more."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Nov. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

Seeking to improve the UI components of their solution, an AI-driven patent search platform hired Truefit. After a customer discovery phase, the team began building wireframes and building out the product.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Curtis Wadsworth
CEO, DorothyAI
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders and users alike are pleased with the quality of Truefit’s work, noting the impressive design quality. The platform’s usability is without flaw as well, and the team offered prompt, professional service throughout the engagement.

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 DorothyAI, an AI-driven patent search platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Truefit?

Truefit built the UI and security components of our solution.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our original user interface was very plain and didn’t meet our standards. When we first met with Truefit, we went through a long customer discovery phase, to understand what people were looking for in a patent search platform. We identified problems and subsequent solutions then began building wireframes with their developers and designers. Afterward, we went through a customer validation process to make sure it worked and that people were interested in using it. When we saw positive results from that, Truefit began building up the UI as a whole.

Along the way, Truefit’s team also focused on developing the security of the search platform.

What is the team composition?

There were about six to eight people working on the project. We had a lead designer, a product manager, and a lead designer, with others helping out in the background as well.

How did you come to work with Truefit?

They were one of the sponsors at a leadership conference I attended. When I needed UI work done, I went to them and a few other companies, to get an idea of their processes and capabilities. Ultimately, I decided they were the best fit.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $150,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project took place from November 2018-February 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Generally, one of the first comments we get from people who use the platform is that the UI is awesome. Users admire the color scheme and other elements—from a design standpoint, Truefit knocked it out of the park. And from a usability standpoint, we haven’t run into any problems at all.

How did Truefit perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed well. They provided weekly updates by email, where they kept us informed of where the project was. Our CTO was in contact with their developers on a daily basis, and I met with team members at least once a week.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Truefit did an excellent job. Their designer was extremely skilled, and he made a lot of good decisions. From our perspective, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, we were impressed with the whole experience.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

As with any provider, outline what you want in detail, and follow up consistently.

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