We Develop iPhone & Android Apps & CMSes

Lead by engineers and managed by creative directors, Underlabs is currently the leader in Mobile development, Cloud Services and Content Management systems in Canada.

Development for mobile is for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iTouch), as well as Android and Windows Phones. All developments are engineered and crafted natively for their respected platforms.

CMSes (Content Management Systems) are usually desktop Applications (for Windows, Mac and Linux) and are developed in order to curate and manage all mobile content, and users in Real Time.

Cloud servers are stored and scaled with Amazon's E3 and Amazon's EC2 for the most robust platform possible we know of.

 
$25,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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Montreal, Canada
headquarters
  • Cité du Multimédia Vieux-Port
    Montreal H3C4C9
    Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Aeroports de Montréal International, Morgan Stanley, IATA, DAC Aviation, Hewlett Packard, eBay, Seagate, Club de Hockey Montréal Canadiens (Habs), Jewish General Hospital, as well as many start ups.
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Montreal International Airport - YULi

One of the worlds finest Airport applications and indoor location app in general. YULi's native iOS and Android applications pin points you within the airport in order to guide you through your travel at the airport, from your check-in all the way to your gate. The app notifies you of all flight changes, as well as provide you relevant offers. The apps also caters to users picking up passengers.

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DAC Aviation

Desktop and mobile apps for DAC Aviation, for internal use.

See more: underlabs.ca

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Aggrow - Field Scouting & Soil Testing

A field scout reporting app designed to record crop rotation history, observations made by the scout throughout the crop year and recommendations for crop treatments. The observations include a detailed description of any weeds, disease or insects found during a visit to the field. The product recommendations are made from a detailed, up-to-date list of chemicals on the market specific to each crop. The scout is able to create

a report for the farmer or the farmer can log in and access observations and product recommendations made on their farm.
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Montreal Canadiens - Official Emoji

The Montréal Canadiens (Club de Hockey) approached underlabs to develop a custom iOS Keyboard to engage fans among to send emoticons in messages among each other. A whole range of emoticons have been added to make a custom keyboard for their pleasure.

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RSA - Remote Assistance App

RSA Assistance App - for remote assistance.

More info: underlabs.ca

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YUL Airport - Internal App

YULi Ambassadeur is an internal iPad App for staff at the airport to guide and allow passengers to consult restaurants and other services at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The tablet app caters to staff members and have the ability to dynamically suggest and display time of travel from current location to desired destinations within the airport.

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studEtree app

studEtree app - a digital marketplace for buying and selling used textbooks.

more info: underlabs.ca

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Classmates

Classmates App is an app allowing students to rate their professors, browse through ratings & keep in touch with their classmates.

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iPhone App - Brunch Montreal

A mobile app to showcase the best Montreal brunch spots.
Developed by underlabs.

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IATA CMSK iPad App

IATA's Country Manager Sales Kit for iPad. For Internal use. To attain the optimal performance, the IATA CMSK app for iPad was developed natively.

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iPhone and Android App - Bike Watch

Montreal's community can collectively report and spot stolen or missing bikes. Ability to offer your Bike or Bike Parts on our Marketplace; And publicly state or comment on our community forum. Send and Receive private messages among the Bike community.  DOWNLOAD FROM iTunes  OR  

GooglePlay. A Web app version can be found at http://bikewatch.ca

Reviews

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iOS Mobile App Dev for Field Scouts

"They made it bigger and better than we thought it could be."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Underlabs developed an iOS app, focusing on mapping, simple operation and the ability to create and send agricultural reports in rural areas where service is limited.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Nipawin, Canada
Jill Sharko
Administrative Assistant, Ag Grow Consulting
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Underlabs’ solution has streamlined the reporting process and increased efficiency. They were attentive to internal teams’ levels of technical knowledge and provided progress reports and calls accordingly. They were always on time and available to explain their processes and share impressive ideas.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Ag Grow Consulting Limited is a company of crop consultants. We check crops for our farmers and observe and make recommendations to them, which allows farmers to operate their businesses better. We’re a team of university-trained agronomists. I’m the admin assistant.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Underlabs Inc.?

Because our scouts are located in a rural area, we were having a difficult time getting information to the scouts in the field with apps or programs. We need to generate reports in order to send those back to the farmer. We wanted a reporting app that we could manage, that the scouts could use on the field to send the report to the farmer’s phone.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We went to Underlabs with the idea of what we wanted the final product to be. We had a lot of input on the screens and buttons, but they helped facilitate all of the development phase. They helped us to understand better what the programming side was capable of doing. We didn’t realize how good it could be. They had never worked with agriculture before, so there were challenges with terms that we use, etc. They did their own research into those terms, and their understanding of our industry was phenomenal by the time they were done. They took our vision and turned it into reality. The app is built on iOS.

How did you come to work with Underlabs Inc.?

I did a Google search and found reviews for Underlabs. They were one of the higher ranked firms. It was a Friday evening when I emailed some of the firms, and Joseph got back with me right away through a phone call. That was huge for me, because it gave me a chance to explain the project verbally. A lot of other firms wanted a document to explain what the app was. I didn’t know how to type it out. I needed to be able to discuss it with someone verbally. The phone call with Joseph solidified who I was going to use. I didn’t check into any of the other companies.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in February 2017, and the work is ongoing. Our scouts were able to start using the app in May 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

On our old program, our scouts were losing an hour a day. We don’t have that time loss anymore. We have ten scouts and we’ve gained ten hours a week with each of them. We’re saving ourselves a full-time position’s worth of time. It has also saved us a lot of money because our old program charged large yearly fees. In 2 ½ years, the app will have paid for itself. Plus, everybody loves the app. It’s a simple format and only has the buttons we need. It’s quick and simple to use. The app comes with a computer management server on the backend that we are able to use to put our information in. The report is easy to send to a farmer’s phone through text or email. Underlabs created an offline function that connects to the cloud, which is huge for us since some of our locations are in rural areas. The drivers don’t have to drive somewhere to find service in order to use the program.

How did Underlabs Inc. perform from a project management standpoint?

They were awesome. I couldn’t be happier. They were quick to respond to emails. When we needed to have more of a conversation to clarify things, we’d talk on the phone. For our team, that was important. Email is great, but sometimes you need to talk on the phone. They were willing to do that for us. Their reports and proposals were always done very professionally and were understandable. I know programmers can talk too technically, but Underlabs kept it on our level so we could understand.

What did you find most impressive about Underlabs Inc.?

I haven’t worked with any other providers. I know they did a lot of work with the map function which is something we really wanted. I knew they had won awards in their mapping abilities. Honestly, the maps are great, but I’m more impressed with the overall experience and how quickly they got everything running. They were able to facilitate the whole project with our limited knowledge of programming and what we wanted, which was also impressive. They put in functions that we didn’t even think were possible. They made it bigger and better than we thought it could be.

Are there any areas Underlabs Inc. could improve?

There were times when there was a lot happening at once, and times when something would get forgotten. Some of that was because we didn’t understand each other’s industries. In the end, we were able to get on the same page.

5.0
Overall Score I’m very happy with the final product. The little things I said that may have been negative doesn’t put them at a disadvantage from other app companies. I’ve never worked with anybody else. The money we spent and the product we received was all worth it.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The overall project was on time. There were some features that were requested out of the scope that were behind.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s a lot of money, but I think it’s worth it.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I was very happy with the communication and their abilities.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They’re an awesome company. Our team is very happy with the final product. I think they can do something just as good or better for someone else.

Cloud-Based Solution For Educational Course Rating Platform

"Underlabs is a true modern, Agile development company."

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

Underlabs built a cloud-based platform that allows students to rate classes and professors. The solution includes end-to-end encryption and a custom user avatar builder.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Michael Rodnick
Angel Investor, Bessemer Venture Partners
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The software fulfilled all requirements and now services users from North America, Europe, Australia, and India. Underlabs combined functional features and game-inspired design to create a platform that is both usable and fun.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

ClassRate is an idea targeted at millennial students to allow them to rate their professors in a modern and swift manner. They are able to share tips on how to study and pass their courses and keep in touch with their classmates and class work. Professor ratings can be quick or thorough and can be edited up to one hour after submission. Other classmates can then determine the relevancy of the review by a simple thumbs up.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

The opportunity presented was to replace an age-old word of mouth method among students in order to know which classes to sign up to. Another challenge was to create avatars of students and professors in order to gamify the process and make it more fun for students to rate classes and professors.

The challenge was to get every university, college, and high school to set up their classes’ information. This is done once by the first student who registers the class. All other ratings will be dedicated to the same class.

SOLUTION

Underlabs worked on a cloud-based solution to cater to managing all classes, ratings, and work groups on a class. End-to-end encryption is becoming the norm, as ClassRate works to take the lead in ensuring privacy among professors, classmates, and students.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

We are currently serving ClassRate to colleges and high schools throughout Anglophone colleges in North America, certain European countries, Australia, as well as India.

5.0
Overall Score They exceeded our expectations, and went the full 9 yards to make sure the platform was polished and performed well.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The deadlines were met and some features were improved as development was in progress. Underlabs is a true modern, Agile development company.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Worth the price, as I've worked with other software engineering companies.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Very impressed by the solutions that were conceived by Underlabs.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Absolutely, and I already have referred another company to Underlabs.

International Aviation Organization iPad Sales Application Development

"They have the full package I think. That must be rare."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

Underlabs Inc. created an iPad app for internal sales use for the international association on aviation. The app provides on-the-go information and tools to increase sales for employees. 

The Reviewer
 
1001-5000 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Marketing Manager, International Aviation Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team listened and acted on all feedback that was given in each stage. Underlabs Inc. produced a great app and followed both the original deadline and budget. A lot of collaboration took place in person, which helped create a personable relationship with the developers.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

We are an international trade association for the aviation industry. We are based in Canada and represent about 80 percent of the world's airlines. We help the airline industry and formulate policy and industry standards.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am a marketing manager and deal with all mobile initiatives here.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was your goal for the app with Underlabs?

This iPad application is strictly for internal use in the sales department. They designed an app that our sales team can carry with them for different sales calls and meetings. The app gives them the information and tools they need to increase sales conversions. We developed it natively for the Apple Store to optimize use and performance. Our sales team uses it to land more clients.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of Underlabs’ work.

They were given sales content by my team. The next step was for them to come up with some design templates that we accepted. They did multiple iterations on the app so that we could perfect together. The first round had some mistakes, but they were great about listening and correcting all issues.

What was your process for selecting Underlabs?

They are local, and we were impressed by their track record. So, many developers are young and don't have a long record of success. Underlabs showed us that they could handle the project. It became an easy decision.

Can you give us a sense of the size of the initiative in dollar terms?

I'm sorry, but I should keep that confidential.

When was the project completed?

It was six or seven months ago, so that was in the summer of 2013.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How did Underlabs perform?

They performed very well. I am satisfied with the app and their work performance. They produced a fantastic app on time and on budget. Most developers cannot say that. They are able to understand solutions after one meeting. They are local, so they met with us in person a lot. It was great for explaining concepts and getting them to understand our business issues quickly.

When working with Underlabs, what is unique or special about them compared to other IT firms?

They are good with project management and can complete apps with success. They have the full package I think. That must be rare.

Looking back on the project, is there any area that you think Underlabs could improve upon, or something that you might do differently?

All issues were minor because Underlabs made quick corrections. The first iteration of the app wasn't great and had issues. They fixed everything and the second round was much better. I don't have anything major to report.

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