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Tyrannosaurus Tech is a software development agency rooted in Atlanta, GA. We are a team of innovative designers and top-tier developers that thrive on solving complex problems, designing elegant solutions, and providing maximum ROI for our customers. Through our own proven, transparent, and collaborative agile process, we help companies leverage technology to tackle their biggest challenges. We humanize the development process and clarify the complex undertaking of bringing an idea to life.

Working closely with our clients, we determine a clear path forward towards success and continued growth. Put simply, our team combines passion with superior technical talent to create one of a kind web and mobile products.

 
$25,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2016
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Atlanta, GA
headquarters
  • Tyrannosaurus Tech
    695 Pylant Street NE, Suite #108
    Atlanta, GA 30306
    United States
    770.282.9628

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Emory University, Porsche AG, Task Force for Global Health, Ticket Alternative, and Georgia Tech Research Institute.

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UX/UI Re-Design for Education Planning Company

“We are so glad that we found them and have them as part of our team.”

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

Tyrannosaurus Tech designed the UI/UX for 16 different pages on both desktop and mobile platforms within a six-week timeline. They continue to make enhancements.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
David Christman
CIO, College Admissions Assistance
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Tyrannosaurus Tech took ownership of a tight deadline with their eagerness to achieve. Their attentive design process drove success for the project’s outcome. However, communication was weak between them and an outside development team.   

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CIO for College Admissions Assistance and we provide college planning services to high school students and their families.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tyrannosaurus Tech?

The challenge was to build a new business application portal to provide all our services to students and their families. We had some specific design concerns about how the pages would flow and Tyrannosaurus Tech helped us with the business process analysis and UI/UX design.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We laid out a plan to work with them and their team over a six-week period. Tyrannosaurus Tech collaborated with my product team to design the UI/UX for 16 different screens on both mobile and web. They have done a great job in designing the pages that there has only been minor enhancements or changes.

What is the team dynamic?

Three people have been assigned to our project, two designers and one project manager. I’ve worked with different designers on several different projects, and Jason, the lead designer, is probably one of the best I have seen.

The project manager facilitated timing, managed roadblocks, and ensured that momentum was maintained.

How did you come to work with Tyrannosaurus Tech?

We received a word-of-mouth referral regarding their service. However, we put them through the wringer in terms of deciding between them or a competitor. We started with more than five companies. After shaving it down to three, they were the best of the three.

We did extensive research online and held several meetings and interviews to see their capabilities. In all our interactions with them, we got a sense of their aggressive eagerness to grow and achieve. It was important to us that they be aggressive and take ownership of our six-week deadline.

How much have you invested with them?

The amount is around $30,000 – $35,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in September 2017 and is still going on.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t gone live yet, but I can say that all they completed for us has hit the bullseye.

How did Tyrannosaurus Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

The communication between the design team and my product team has been lackluster. We use Microsoft technology for our development and communication; however, Tyrannosaurus Tech isn’t a Microsoft-based shop. We knew this going in, but we were just impressed by their aggressiveness.

It did not help that my development team is in India and they are 10 hours ahead of us. While they finish their day, Jason is just starting. Even with the small window of time they had to interact, not much communication took place.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Jason’s ability to design is hands down impressive. I noticed in the first couple of meetings that he can assimilate new information quickly and is a great active listener. During a design session, he was perceptive and attentive of the underlying aspects we were looking for, and I think that was a critical factor for the success of his design. Having more than 20 years of experience, I know how difficult it is to find someone with active listening skills in the marketplace.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could have been more responsive with my development team. Whether the issue was with timing or the Microsoft systems, more communication between the two teams would have been fantastic.

4.0
Overall Score There were issues with communication.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They managed expectations and delivered in the timeline that was put in place.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We got a good rate with them for the number of hours we negotiated.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They absolutely nailed the design.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them above anyone else that I know.

Marketing Website Redesign for Team Optimization Platform

"Their team performed great, there weren’t any surprises, and the team delivered on time."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Tyrannosaurus Tech redesigned an existing marketing website for a software service platform. They made sure the site was responsive on the web and mobile devices. Additionally, they made SEO recommendations.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Prem Bhatia
Co-Founder, Cooleaf
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The finished website has received positive feedback from customers. Tyrannosaurus Tech’s team delivered the site on time and displayed a high level of technical confidence.  All issues and questions were addressed immediately by Tyrannosaurus Tech, and assigned resources were extremely responsive.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We are a software service platform for employee recognition and rewards. We work with companies that range from small to mid-size businesses to Fortune 500 companies. We have a global web platform and we provide consulting services around recognition efforts for employers. I am the co-founder and CEO of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Tyrannosaurus Tech?

We reached out to Tyrannosaurus Tech to do a revamp of our marketing site. We really needed a partner that could take on the design, a complete rewrite, and the overall structure of our marketing site. We had used an independent designer for our previous single page site on HubSpot. When we moved away from HubSpot, at that time we had a temporary page, and with the help of Tyrannosaurus Tech, we redesigned the entire site.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in greater detail.

Our initial meeting was just to talk about overall concepts, and then we got into a cursory design overview of the approach. Once our ideas aligned we felt comfortable moving forward with the proposal that Tyrannosaurus Tech put forward. At that time, we mainly worked with their team on feedback on structural changes and responsiveness on mobile versus the web. At the end, we had a good product that we were happy with.

They gave us tools and plugins that they recommended around SEO, as well as getting us set up with the admin backend to understand StudioPress, as well as the Genesis Framework. They were great with our questions and any follow-up that we had.

We were in touch with one project manager primarily, and then the founder/CEO also worked with us.

How did you come to work with Tyrannosaurus Tech?

I had a personal relationship with the person who founded the company and reached out to him. At that time, we had spoken to a few other firms and independent designers. We chose them because they were local to us in Atlanta. We knew the people behind the firm and felt really comfortable with Tyrannosaurus Tech being able to execute our idea. Even though they were relatively newer at the time, we felt like we could help them with their business by supporting local vendors.

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

In the $10,000—$50,000 range.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2016 and wrapped up our project in January 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

We have received good feedback from our customers about the site and we have had people tell us that they like the site design.

How did Tyrannosaurus Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

We mainly used email to communicate. Their team performed great, there weren’t any surprises, and the team delivered on time.

What distinguishes Tyrannosaurus Tech from other providers?

The level of their technical confidence, as well as the fact that they are super responsive, distinguishes them from other providers. The founder himself is very responsive and always on top of the project. Any issues and follow-ups that we had along the way were addressed immediately.

Is there anything Tyrannosaurus Tech could have improved or done differently?

Overall, just managing the bandwidth that they have today by growing their staff where they need to as they take on more clients.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They responded to any needs we had in a timely manner.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Great value for the project quality. Not the lowest cost, but competitive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their quality and responsiveness was great. We worked through any issues and got what we wanted at the end of the day.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web App Dev for Psychological Risk Management Consultancy

"[T]hey are the only vendor that’s been able to understand our needs."

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

Tyrannosaurus Tech recreated a scheduling software in Ruby on Rails by reviewing code and providing enhanced functionality for internal productivity and external resale. They now manage client testing. 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Heather McElroy
Managing Partner, Stone, McElroy, & Associates
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After Tyrannosaurus Tech’s full-scale overhaul, the redesigned software catalyzed major improvements in workflow efficiency, attracting the interest of an initial external user. The team’s detailed market analysis, helpful suggestions, and responsiveness continue to drive success. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the managing partner at Stone, McElroy, & Associates, a psychological risk management consulting firm. We offer psychological pre-employment screenings for police departments and public safety agencies as well as some private corporations and television networks. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tyrannosaurus Tech?

About 11 years ago, we had a developer create a scheduling software program for us to manage our business. That program was on a disk that had to be loaded onto each computer. As technology progressed and our business grew, we needed to move to a web-based system.

We had hired a programmer in our office to transition our program to Ruby on Rails, but we soon realized that the project was bigger than we’d anticipated. We had to change the database structure and needed somebody with more expertise to make it functional, so we reached out to Tyrannosaurus Tech.

We also considered the possibility of marketing the software to other police and public safety psychologists as well as other businesses to recoup some of the development cost. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Unfortunately, my business manager was in charge of this, and she’s not here anymore. I know that we asked them to review the existing code and revamp the system.

At the start, Tyrannosaurus Tech met with us for a few hours, asking detailed questions about what we do to get an understanding of our company. They did a market analysis for us to determine the marketability of the software program that we’d created, including interviews with other police psychologists. They lumped their process into groups of milestones and updated us regularly on their progress. They really understand what we’re trying to accomplish.

How many members of their team did you work with?

We have worked with 4 people at Tyrannosaurus Tech. Our main contact is Carlos [Co-Founder, Tyrannosaurus Tech].

How did you come to work with Tyrannosaurus Tech?

Our old programmer was running into problems with some of the code. He researched other companies online to find a consultant that could get us past these roadblocks. We chose Tyrannosaurus Tech because they communicated clearly. A lot of programmers don’t understand our business concept or struggle to talk to outside of programming topics. Tyrannosaurus Tech explained everything in a way that we could understand, taking our concerns and issues into account and figuring out technical ways to fix those issues.

How much have you invested with Tyrannosaurus Tech?

We’ve spent at least $50,000–$75,000, maybe more.

What is the status of this engagement?

In November 2016, they did the major software overhaul for us. Before that, I think we did work with them but not as closely. They’re currently getting some test clients on board to use our software, so we’re troubleshooting that together. We want to get our second test client up and running.  

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?

We just lined up our first external software user, so we wanted to market it quickly. We talked to Tyrannosaurus Tech about doing that in November, and our first person is up and running already. We’ve seen improvements internally in our efficiency and productivity since the overhaul of the software. Although I don’t know how to quantify the results, the systems in our office are now accessible from any location with an internet connection. We’re also conducting video interviews now from all over the country, and those have worked seamlessly with the software. I can go anywhere I want and still work like I’m in my office. That’s really attributable to their advances and ability to revamp the software.

How did Tyrannosaurus Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been fantastic. They have a good perspective of the project and break it down into smaller parts that they present, complete, and then explain to us.

We’ve met in person a few times. We communicate via screen sharing calls and sometimes email, but we mostly meet through video conferencing.

What did you find most impressive about Tyrannosaurus Tech?

I appreciate their professionalism, ability to understand the big picture, and helpful suggestions.

Are there any areas Tyrannosaurus Tech could improve?

I’ve had no complaints about them. They’ve been amazing. We’ve worked with many different developers to try to accomplish this goal, and they are the only vendor that’s been able to understand our needs. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re consistently on time or early with the deliverables.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’ve been willing to work with us at a discount because we paid them upfront. I think they’re very reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re quick to respond to our questions and concerns. Everything that they deliver has been as good as or better than we expected.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Public Health Consultancy

"I’m 100% satisfied with the work they’ve done."

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

Tyrannosaurus Tech conducts full-scale development for a food safety focused mobile app (iOS and Android), transforming existing designs into a web-based hybrid product in an outsourced engagement. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Fayetteville, Georgia
Josh King
Chief Design Officer, Public Health Innovations
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The current prototype meets all visual and technical requirements, thanks to Tyrannosaurus Tech’s attentive creative process. The team’s responsive communication, strategic guidance, and willingness to cut costs continue to impress.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a freelance graphic designer, and I’m contracted with a company called Public Health Innovations. They are an ideation, consulting, and product development company for food safety and general public health. It’s about 90% consulting, but we’re moving into product design and development, which is where Tyrannosaurus Tech first joined. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tyrannosaurus Tech?

We had designed a mobile application for restaurant owners and managers. We needed a small firm to guide us and develop the actual code for the application. We weren’t looking for a huge enterprise business; we wanted a small team with whom we could work closely. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We needed to develop a hybrid app for iOS and Android. We started off with a face-to-face meeting. I outlined the needs of the application. We got to know each other over lunch. Their involvement was basically programming a hybrid application that lives on the web and works on any device. They programmed the actual visual application, and then they programmed the backend for a CMS [content management system] website, allowing us to edit the application online. Most of their involvement was coding both the frontend and backend.

We designed the whole application, and they developed it exactly as we asked. We’re really impressed with the way they took the prototype and developed it into the application we wanted. Some features include phone dialing from within the app, links to external websites, etc. We had a team of 4 developers and a project manager assigned to us. They were more than happy to answer the questions we had, and they guided us through the process of selling the app.

How did you come to work with Tyrannosaurus Tech?

Someone we’d worked for in the past introduced us to a large firm. We contacted them, even though we were looking for someone small, and they referred us to Tyrannosaurus Tech. I emailed their co-founder, and we started from there.

How much have you invested with Tyrannosaurus Tech?

We’ve invested around $15,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in April of this year, and our relationship is ongoing. We’re a couple weeks out from the end of the project. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or impact of the engagement?

They developed our app from the prototype we gave them. They started from scratch, and it meets all the requirements in the prototype. They’re a small team, so we worked with them intimately. When we asked a question, we’d get an answer within 10 minutes. It’s incredible. They were always on time, and they actually delivered early about 99% of the time. We are currently under budget.

How did Tyrannosaurus Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re fantastic. They have internal project management, so I don’t have to oversee anything because they already know what they’re doing. We can chat via Slack anytime. We have weekly update calls, which we rarely use because we’re in communication every day. From a project management standpoint, I’m definitely satisfied.

What did you find most impressive about Tyrannosaurus Tech?

They go out of their way to ensure they’re doing what you want. At the same time, for free, they offer guidance and advice around their areas of expertise to correct anything that may seem a little skewed. That really surprised me.  

Are there any areas Tyrannosaurus Tech could improve?

I don’t believe so. I’m 100% satisfied with the work they’ve done. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They went out of their way to cut the cost, and we’re currently under budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I’m very impressed with their work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web App Dev for Health Insurance Software Company

"They do what they say they’re going to do and do it on time."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Apr. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Tyrannosaurus Tech is converting a desktop app to a web app. Their services include frontend design, development, hosting, API development, building functionalities, and imagining future enhancements.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Kevin Ugan
Owner, kusoftware, llc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the project is too new for concrete feedback, Tyrannosaurus Tech makes good use of productivity tools to stay on track. The backend developer is a committed resource and is always available. The team is learning a new coding language free of charge to deliver the optimal product.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

kusoftware provides software to a segment of the health insurance industry related to medical stop-loss insurance. I’m the owner.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Tyrannosaurus Tech?

I had a desktop application that I've developed over 25 years that I needed to convert into a web app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I contracted Tyrannosaurus Tech for all of the implementation work on the project. I’m helping them do the design work and providing all the business knowledge. They’re providing a frontend designer, UI person, and a couple of backend developers. I’m contributing a little bit to the code, but they’re doing most of the coding for the frontend and backend. The project is a conversion from one format to another and adding features in the process. We’re at the very beginning of the project, so I’m not sure what the end result will be. They’re helping me imagine things that I can do with it that it doesn’t currently do. They can also hold me back on some of my ideas if necessary.

The software package is a line of business app for medical stop-loss insurance carriers and managing underwriters. For this type of insurance carrier, it runs their whole business. For the backend, we’re using an API Rails app, and the frontend will be done in React. There’s going to be some other supporting services that we’re going to create in JavaScript, and everything will be hosted on AWS.

How did you come to work with Tyrannosaurus Tech?

I found them while searching for a provider for another project. For that project, we interviewed several firms. I tried working with a different firm on that project and it didn’t go so well. I had liked the Tyrannosaurus team when I had interviewed them the first time, so when I was ready to do this project, I went back to them. The size of their firm was a good fit for what I wanted to do. The main problem that I’ve had with other projects is getting capacity from the provider when needed. They seemed to be able to provide that and they still are.

How much have you invested with Tyrannosaurus Tech?

When the project is completed, we will spend $300,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started negotiating in April 2017, and the work started in June 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I’ve been happy with their work and the progress they’re making.

How did Tyrannosaurus Tech perform from a project management standpoint?

We are using project tracking tools to keep track of everything they’re doing. They’re delivering what they promised on time. We use Slack, GitHub and Pivotal Tracker. The backend developer is dedicated to me full-time, so he’s available anytime on Slack. I’m happy with the costs so far.

What did you find most impressive about Tyrannosaurus Tech?

They do what they say they’re going to do and do it on time. I find that pretty unusual with the other providers I’ve worked with. They seem to be willing to be flexible as to how much capacity they’re going to give me in the burn rate in developing the project.

Are there any areas Tyrannosaurus Tech could improve?

We made the decision to use React but they don’t have expertise in it yet. They’re learning as they go. I don’t get the impression that they’re charging me for their learning.

5.0
Overall Score They’ve been very good to work with.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    So far, all of the tasks that we’ve had in each sprint has been completed on time.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Based on experience with other providers, they’ve been pretty reasonable.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    For the most part, everything has been as specified.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them.