NYC’s Leading Boutique Software Development Agency

Up2Code works closely with entrepreneurs and startups to bring their ideas to life. Our team provides end to end development services including strategy, design, development, launch, and growth.

 

Thats how we describe ourselves. Here's how our clients describe us:

 

“Everyone at Up2code was a pleasure to work with and I can’t wait to start my new development with them.” - Founder, YesYogis

 

“From day one, working with the team at Up2Code has been a breeze. They are super responsive, eager to help, and want to see our company scale as much as we do. Their talents are endless so don't hesitate to ask them more about what they can offer!” - Founding Member, VeloChair

 

"Up2Code was super responsive, even at night or on weekends. I could always send them a text or an email with an idea or a question. They're good people to work with." - Steve Nadel, Founder of Loudscore

 
$50,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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New York, NY
headquarters
  • 143 West 29th Street, 3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10001
    United States

Portfolio

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Mei: Beauty On Demand Application

MEI is a mobile app solution to the growing Australian beauty industry, offering a more secure and straightforward virtual marketplace where stylists and users can interact with each other.

Problem: Beauty stylists need a way to connect with clients, handle payments, and manage their growing businesses.

Solution: Build a modern and straightforward platform to allow beauty stylists

to grow their business and clients to book services.


Results: The finished product is an intuitive and enjoyable way for stylists to make a living and clients to receive professional services.

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Hooey: Mobile Dating App

Hooey is a location-based dating application seeking to bring personal connection back to the industry. Stressing the importance of in person communication, Hooey is performing well in the space.

Problem: Dating applications take the personal aspect out of meeting new people.

Solution: Build a way for people to meet in person at the bar or restaurant they're at.


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Results: Hooey uses geolocation to make new connections with those around you.


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Velochair

The VeloChair was developed by founder Kenneth Simons after he was diagnosed with Ossification Posterior Longitudinal Ligament, or OPLL, in his early 50s. A lifelong runner and downhill skier, Simons could no longer bear weight on his legs for an extended period of time. He found that most current mobility devices did not promote his activity, which prompted him to create the VeloChair and restore his sense of

independence.



Problem: With a growing demand, VeloChair needed a way to communicate a product that most people have never seen.

Solution: Display all of the amazing features of the chair in an easily digestible way so as to not overwhelm users.

Results: A digital presence that both allows people to buy VeloChair's flagship product, but also explains all of the intricacies in a simple way.



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Spice-A-Life


Spice-A-Life is a mobile application that simplifies meal planning, grocery shopping, and health monitoring.


Up2Code collaborated with the Spice-A-Life team to define the necessary features for a prototype aimed at securing funding. Lots of user research went into architecting the experience for the various user flows. In a seamless and intuitive interface, Spice-A-Life

offers users an enjoyable way to manage a healthy lifestyle.



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Yes Yogis

Yes Yogis connects professionals in the yoga industry with job listings and networking opportunities. You can check out their product, below.


Problem: Yoga professionals do not have access to many career opportunities on traditional career and networking platforms.


Solution: Put the professional first and offer them as much value as possible to make them

engage with opportunities.


Results: The finished platform was built off user research, refined through user testing, and validated by user behavior.


Reviews

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Dev for Dating App Startup

"They created a really good UX/UI. Their team was really great to work with."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
3.0
Cost: 
2.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2017 - Oct. 2018
Project summary: 

Up2Code built an iOS app from scratch. The team created the product’s UX/UI and features, which included location-based and matching functions. They also researched services to encourage team goals.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Founder, Dating App Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Up2Code built a satisfying UI/UX. Although development was slow, the team tracked progress and communicated frequently. Supportive and accommodating, they ensured an overall positive collaboration.

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 CEO of a dating app for bars.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Up2Code?

We needed a partner to develop our app including software, testing, etc.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

From the ground up, Up2Code developed our app for iOS. Their team built the UX/UI as well as the platform’s location-based and matching features. To support our goals, they also helped us find accelerator programs.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with six–seven people including developers and project managers.

How did you come to work with Up2Code?

We found them on UpWork.

How much have you invested with them?

Over the course of our collaboration, we spent about $40,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together between September 2017–October 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They created a really good UX/UI. Their team was really great to work with.

How did Up2Code perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team kept us on track with weekly phone or video calls and monthly reports. Development was a bit slow but other than that, Up2Code did a really good job. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re personable, helpful, and responsive. Up2Code is a good company.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could've communicated timelines better. I would’ve liked to have had a better idea of when features would be completed.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Establish set deadlines for features and payments in a contract.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 3.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I would make a contract where we talk about the project's timeline and what features to add.
  • 2.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Now that I know more, I wouldn't have spend that much.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Development for Restaurant App Startup

"Up2Code was super responsive, even at night or on weekends."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2017 - Sept. 2018
Project summary: 

Up2Code developed and designed the beta version of an iOS restaurant review app. They conducted pre-design surveys and post-design tests with potential users.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Steven Nadel
Founder, Loudscore
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The simple and clean UI design was well-received. The app wasn’t completed due to the time and money required to finish the project. Up2Code kept the project moving through constant communication. Their organization and availability made them a valuable partner. 

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 founder of Loudscore. It was a side project and not connected to my full-time job as a lawyer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Up2Code? 

I had the idea for a review app for restaurants and other businesses. I needed a partner to do the actual app development.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

Up2Code created a beta version of the app in iOS. They were involved in every aspect of the planning process. They helped me figure out what the app should look like, including the name and the logo. 

The initial phase of the app was focused on New York University (NYU). Up2Code conducted a survey of various students to get their input on what the content should be. The intent of the app was to encourage more regular reviews than other sites so users wouldn’t see months-old reviews.

How did you come to work with Up2Code? 

I was introduced to Dan (Co-Founder, Up2Code) by his father, who is of one of my partners at my law firm. 

How much have you invested with them?

I think I spent about $55,000.

What is the status of this engagement? 

I don't remember the exact dates, but it was around May 2017–September 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Up2Code created a simple, clean UI so that users could complete a review in less than five seconds. They tested the beta non-release of the app with students, and the feedback was mixed. I wasn't prepared to devote the amount of time and money necessary, so I decided not to go forward with the app.

How did Up2Code perform from a project management standpoint? 

Up2Code did a very nice job. They were so organized throughout the process. Dan put together a list of steps and kept me on task.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were attentive to my needs. As a busy lawyer, it was hard for me to go to them so they would come to my office. Up2Code was super responsive, even at night or on weekends. I could always send them a text or an email with an idea or a question. They're good people to work with.

Are there any areas they could improve? 

No, I'm not aware of anything that they could have done differently. The app not being finished wasn’t due to their efforts. I wasn't prepared to invest the time and money that was needed to go forward. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

I wouldn’t know how to answer that question.

5.0
Overall Score They're smart, enthusiastic, and hardworking.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I can't compare to other app developers, but the cost was reasonable.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer