We Build More Than Apps, We Build Businesses

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Vog App Developers is a creative development company that builds robust iOS & Android mobile apps, custom software applications and enterprise software.Vog is proudly Canadian and develops custom software applications that prioritize costs, analyze and mitigate risk, decrease failure rates, monitor progress, maximize returns, optimize processes, and increase operational efficiency.

Our approach allows our clients to have easy access to our outstanding and collaborative process while we create digital strategies & solutions that add value to their businesses. At Vog, we work with an outstanding team of iOS, Android, and Web developers, as well as project managers and project coordinators who are eager to deliver efficient and reliable software.

Our Services:

  • UX/UI Design
  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Development
  • Enterprise Applications

With our creativity, enthusiasm and knowledge, we are the most reliable and best-suited team for your project. Contact us today and learn how software can revolutionize your business.

 
$50,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2012
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Calgary, Canada
headquarters
  • 214 11 Ave SW, Suite 900
    Calgary, AB T2R 0K1
    Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 
DC Bank, ARC Resources, MacCosham, Vieworx, Johnston's Grain, eJourney Manager, X-ing Paths, RV Care, Priority RV Network, HealthQ, Golfpass, MacCosham, PAAVAA, Nurish By Design, Escape Ops, ThinkGolf, Jencor ATeam, Mag Guard Monitoring, Bitvo.
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ARC Resources (AIMS)

Streamlining the accessibility of information to support field safety awareness. The Challenge We partnered with ARC Resources to develop an application that assisted in streamlining the accessibility of information to support field safety awareness. The Solution Build an app (mobile interface) and a website that contains ARC’s Integrated Management System (AIMS). Through integration and automation of their systems and

processes, the platform allows them to be more efficient in areas such as communication, accountability, training, risk management, operational standards, reporting – follow up, and document control. Now, every employee, in the field or office, has access to all documents via their phone, tablet or computer.  Why We Are Not Your Average Mobile Development Company: Our approach allows our clients to have easy access to our outstanding and collaborative process while we create digital strategies & solutions that add value to your business. Our team works in-office and we never outsource. Let’s find out together how we can meet your unique needs. Contact Vog today learn what we can do for you.
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MacCosham

MacCosham is a provider of rail intermodal terminal services, including lift-on/lift-off of containers and hostler services. 

The Challenge

Develop a mobile & web-based app to house their complete tire & chassis bay operations.

The Solution

Our approach was to present the new app as a tool that allows them to become more efficient & increase revenues by streamlining internal processes.

Why We
Are Not Your Average Mobile Development Company:

Our approach allows our clients to have easy access to our outstanding and collaborative process while we create digital strategies & solutions that add value to your business. Our team works in-office and we never outsource.

Let’s find out together how we can meet your unique needs. Contact Vog today learn what we can do for you.

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Vieworx

Originally specialized in construction, Vieworx has expanded its services to include LiDAR collection and GIS applications. We helped Vieworx building an app that converts the files and layers, trying to optimize loading times and processing times for large GIS files (converting 200,000 images and points on a map). 

The Challenge

The previous process was time-consuming and there was the need to

streamline the process and have the ability to view the complete data set in the field.  The Solution

The new platform was created for users to view GIS information that was previously sent via email. Now, customers can log into the interface and see multiple projects with ease.

Why We Are Not Your Average Mobile Development Company:

Our approach allows our clients to have easy access to our outstanding and collaborative process while we create digital strategies & solutions that add value to your business. Our team works in-office and we never outsource.

Let’s find out together how we can meet your unique needs. Contact Vog today learn what we can do for you.

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EHSMS

EHSMS is the best way to enable employees and contractors to quickly access safety procedures, document details, custom reports and review hazard information is already in the palm of their hands

The Challenge

Build a custom mobile app for the Health Safety and Environment industry that meets industry requirements and becomes a tool that not only mitigates risks but also helps planning future actions through

documentation and history tracking. The Solution

EHSMS is a robust solution that prioritizes costs, analyzes and mitigate risk, decreases failure rates, monitors progress, maximizes returns, optimizes processes, and increases operational efficiency. A tool that gets your specific needs fulfilled and can be customized according to your business demands.

Why We Are Not Your Average Mobile Development Company:

Our approach allows our clients to have easy access to our outstanding and collaborative process while we create digital strategies & solutions that add value to your business. Our team works in-office and we never outsource.

Let’s find out together how we can meet your unique needs. Contact Vog today learn what we can do for you.

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Nurish By Design

Nurish by Design helps fitness and health professionals develop a more efficient way of creating customized meal plans through our meal planning software.

The Challenge

Nurish By Design quickly discovered that by offering nutrition plans with the help of a custom app, they would create a secondary revenue stream for their business while maintaining more clients.

The
Solution

The meal planner software allows people to quickly generate effective and precise meal plans that cater to the unique nutritional needs of each client. Users can upload progress pictures and record their weight, motivating themselves to keep following the plan. Also, this information can be used to adjust each client’s customized plan as needed.

Why We Are Not Your Average Mobile Development Company:

Our approach allows our clients to have easy access to our outstanding and collaborative process while we create digital strategies & solutions that add value to your business. Our team works in-office and we never outsource.

Let’s find out together how we can meet your unique needs. Contact Vog today learn what we can do for you.

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Health Q

Health Q Technologies is a high-tech company combining skills from various disciplines to provide solutions in the digital health and wellness space.

The Challenge

Create a reminder app, developed by physicians and nurses to help you and your family keep your health care needs organized, centralized, and easy to access.

The Solution

HealthQ lets you view personalized screening

test recommendations, create medication reminders, track immunizations and much more. It's an all-in-one resource to keep your health care in check. All of the recommendations in this app are based on guidelines from the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care, the Alberta Screening and Prevention Program and Toward Optimized Practice.  Why We Are Not Your Average Mobile Development Company:

Our approach allows our clients to have easy access to our outstanding and collaborative process while we create digital strategies & solutions that add value to your business. Our team works in-office and we never outsource.

Let’s find out together how we can meet your unique needs. Contact Vog today learn what we can do for you.

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Johnston's Grain

A grain brokerage that required an app to allow farmers who are either buying or selling grain to connect and exchange.

The Challenge:

Develop a grain brokerage app that allows farmers who are either buying or selling grain to connect and exchange.

The Solution:

A platform for Johnston’s Grain clients to trade, buy, and sell product Allows Johnston’s employees to manage,

negotiate, and oversee all deals. A centralized hub for employees, buyers, and sellers. Moreover, store and automate transactions, and reduce time communicating between buyers and sellers. Why We Are Not Your Average Mobile Development Company:

Our approach allows our clients to have easy access to our outstanding and collaborative process while we create digital strategies & solutions that add value to your business. Our team works in-office and we never outsource.

Let’s find out together how we can meet your unique needs. Contact Vog today learn what we can do for you.

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Fizzi

Fizzi is the newest and coolest app that lets you plan all kinds of parties and events right within the app! It’s the one-stop party shop you have been missing.

The Challenge:

Offer users the ease of party planning from the comfort of one simplified system, Fizzi is redefining the event planning game from the ground up.

The Solution:

The creation of a convenient system that allows users to order, track,

organize, pay, and inform guests through one convenient, streamlined system. Why We Are Not Your Average Mobile Development Company:

Our approach allows our clients to have easy access to our outstanding and collaborative process while we create digital strategies & solutions that add value to your business. Our team works in-office and we never outsource.

Let’s find out together how we can meet your unique needs. Contact Vog today learn what we can do for you.

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App Development for Data Provider

"They make us feel appreciated and that we’re not just a number."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jul. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vog App Developers managed full stack development of a mobile app for a data provider. Following guidelines, they designed the product. They built dashboards and features that enable data sharing with clients.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Alberta, Canada
Managing Partner, Data Provider
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vog App Developers delivered a valuable product that supports internal operations successfully, which encourages future development. The team is accessible and manages tasks effectively to produce timely deliverables. They provide dedicated customer service to foster a supportive 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’m a managing partner for a data provider.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vog App Developers?

We created a GIS (geographic information system) programming side to our business that involved collecting and pushing out data to our clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We came to them with an idea of what we wanted to see. Their team designed the product, helping pull together what we wanted into an end result. They also added features throughout the project as we requested them.

They created a dashboard and a sharing space for our clients. Their team built the dashboard for the computer and an app, which allows us to share data in a format that’s accessible for everyone. Their team also built a time tracking and safety platform that we use with our employees.

They maintain the platform and identify any problems. Their team’s trying to add new features to the app too.

What is the team composition?

We work with their two leads primarily. We also spoke with their developers and gave them feedback.

How did you come to work with Vog App Developers?

We put out a tender to a couple of different development firms in Canada. We got four back and went through an interview process with each one of them. Based on price, I met with a couple of firms to narrow down our choices. We knew that this project was a long-term commitment for our company, so we needed to have a good relationship with our service provider.

How much have you invested with them?

We've spent between $100,000–$200,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We decided to go forward with Vog App Developers in July 2018 and pushed the app in December 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

As we have the funds, we want to build on the app because it’s been a helpful tool for us. It was good to work with Vog App Developers because they helped us to work through the initial learning curve when we pushed out the application to our employees. For example, we had to make sure that everything with payroll matched up. Their team was helpful throughout that process.

How did Vog App Developers perform from a project management standpoint?

In the beginning, we met weekly to work through any kinks as we moved forward through this endeavor. Having that direct communication was important to us because it can be frustrating to talk over email.

They’ve been good at helping us with maintenance. Their team’s timely with turnarounds and prioritizes tasks well. If we have problems, we communicate and provide feedback to them. They make sure that we’re satisfied every month. Overall, it’s been a good process for us.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They make us feel appreciated and that we’re not just a number. We have support from everyone on their team. We don’t work with a salesman; we work with a Vince (CEO & President) who’s invested in the company. He has a genuine interest in growth and wants to help us to take things to the next level.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, nothing jumps out.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Know what you want and know what the outcome will be. Make sure that everyone’s on the same page so that the vision comes out the same. Before you start the implementation, make sure that you have the project thought out. You can come up with new ideas as you go, but that will add time and cost to the project. Also, have open communication with the development team.

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

Mobile App Maintenance for Regional Marketing Company

“They’ve been upfront and honest with me, treating my company as a partner for the long-term.”

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

Vog App Developers took on a rescue mission project that involved maintaining a fully-developed app for a marketing company. They make adjustments to features and resolve bugs.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Calgary, Canada
George Darling
President, Promotion Works Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team quickly established a strong rapport with their partner through attentive project management and overall transparency. They provide honest suggestions for project improvement, indicating their genuine care for their client’s success. Their final products are high-quality.

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 owner of a small marketing company that promotes regional golf courses.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vog App Developers?

We needed to handle the continued management of our app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They weren’t the original developers of the app, but I signed the project over to them. Their responsibilities involve management and some additional developments to the iOS and Android mobile platforms.

In their work, they modified features, worked out bugs, and examined opportunities for future developments. We’ll likely revamp the entire app in the future, including a complete redesign. They’d be in charge of that process. 

What is the team composition?

They’ve dedicated 3–4 people to our project depending on our needs. When I’ve visited their office, I typically meet with three of their staff members. My central contact has been Vincent (Owner & President, Vog App Developers).

How did you come to work with Vog App Developers?

I was doing research on app developers that work in this market. After finding one that looked promising, I interviewed them to see if we would be compatible. We eventually signed over the app to them, which was probably about two and a half years ago.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent under $10,000 at this point. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We transitioned the project over to them in September 2017. They’re still our primary app management partner.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’m satisfied with what they’re doing to update, backup, and maintain the app. While I’m not one of their major clients, they’re certainly giving me their time and attention to do their best with my platform. I appreciate that.

They’ve given me good advice, so I’m confident that they have the interest of my business at the forefront of their minds. It’s not likely that they’re doing the work just to check boxes, but they’re making sure the end product is satisfactory. Their honesty has been helpful. 

How did Vog App Developers perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicate in-person, over email, and via phone calls. Our work hasn’t been serious enough to involve a project board yet, but their communication is strong and punctual. They’ve given attention to my app, even in the off-hours.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve been upfront and honest with me, treating my company as a partner for the long-term. I know they have my best interests at heart, not just their own. They work to produce a solid end product through their work, so we’ve established a good relationship.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing that I can think of. They always fit me into their busy schedule. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I’d recommend them, expecting that they’ll treat you as well as they treat me. If you’re honest with them, they’ll be open with you.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I spent less than I expected to.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them and will continue to do so.

App Development for Game Developer

"They are hard-working, smart, and communicative."

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

Vog App Developers developed an iOS mobile app for a gaming platform. Their team was responsible for coding resources, building assets, connecting the apps to MasOC and tvOS, and more.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Calgary, Canada
Tuncer Deniz
CEO, Shifty Eye Games Ltd.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The apps have received almost half a million downloads. Vog App Developers delivers high-quality results that meet the client's specifications in a timely manner. Their team communicates effectively and works efficiently.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Shifty Eye Games develops, converts, and publishes games on Apple's App Store platform. I'm the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Vog App Developers?

We worked with Vog App Developers to bring several titles to the Apple's new subscription service, Apple Arcade. They help us with coding resources, building assets, and more.

What were your goals for this project?

Complete four games for Apple Arcade. Conversions to iOS, tvOS, and MacOS.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Prior connections within the company and their vast experience in app development

Describe the project in detail.

We worked with several Vog programmers on the conversions for these four games for Apple Arcade. We got all four games up and running within a week and completed them on time for Apple Arcade. Vog also helped tremendously with optimizing each game.

What was the team composition?

Several programmers and internal testing within Vog.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our four titles was the most by a single publisher on Apple Arcade. Thanks to Vog, we were able to ship each title on time. Since launch, the apps have had nearly half a million downloads.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Communication was great and we worked with Vog on a daily basis during the conversion, testing, and final certification process.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are hard-working, smart, and communicative.

Are there any areas for improvement?

All good!

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

iOS/Android Card Game App Dev

“The team is engaged and direct, asking smart questions that have improved the overall functionality of the app.”

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

Vog App Developers built native iOS and Android apps, which are currently in final testing.  They collaborated closely with the internal team and built a server system that is cost-effective and efficient.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Calgary, Canada
Co-Founder, Gaming App Platform
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vog App Developers is proactive and dedicated, working hard to both understand the industry and provide solutions that meet business needs. Although they took time at the beginning of the partnership to assess goals, it resulted in a streamlined workflow and high-quality products.

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 company that’s developing a game for iOS and Android that offers cash rewards to users.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vog App Developers?

We needed a partner to develop an Android and iOS card game app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vog App Developers built our apps from scratch, creating native versions for both iOS and Android. We provided a flowchart of different ideas and options, and they came back with a few suggestions and improvements. They incorporated new features into the card game app, which allows users to compete against one another to win coins. Users can also enter ballots and drawings to win prizes.

We estimate that the app will have between 2–3 million active rooms with around seven players in each room. Because of the larger userbase, we needed a system that could scale up and down quickly based on the server demand. The system Vog App Developers built allows us to adjust what we pay in server costs, which will be beneficial once the app launches soon.

What is the team composition?

We’ve interacted with about eight people, including the COO, project manager, developers, QA experts, and UI specialists.

How did you come to work with Vog App Developers?

We met with a few different agencies when we first started the project, and we liked Vog App Developers because they were local and presented themselves well. They understood our app and were willing to learn as much as they could about it.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent over $250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We partnered in February 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app is in final testing and looks great. They redid the UI when we weren’t happy with how it turned out, and all the required features are present.  Focus test groups have used the app and given helpful feedback.

How did Vog App Developers perform from a project management standpoint?

They proactively update us on project progress and let us know if any issues arise. They’re accommodating to any changes we request and are receptive to our feedback. If we’re running behind, they work hard to keep us on track.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team is engaged and direct, asking smart questions that have improved the overall functionality of the app. They work in a variety of industries but have taken time to understand our field and ensure that they build the best product possible. They’re honest and have detailed documentation of change requests, source code, and project files.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of any ways they could improve.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

When starting the project, they’ll ask a lot of questions to make sure what they build meets your expectations. The beginning phase may feel lengthy and drawn out, but it will benefit you in the long run.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a great team to work with, and I’m extremely pleased with our relationship.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We’ve changed the timeline, but they always try to beat the deadline.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Other companies quoted us $1 million for this project.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They consistently deliver and make changes based on our requests.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I've already recommended them.

System Dev. for Satellite Monitoring Platform

“The platform was delivered about 95% bug-free.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Vog App Developers stabilized a problematic security monitoring platform while redeveloping it from scratch using many different technologies. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Red Deer, Canada
Betty Neuert
COO, Mag Guard Monitoring
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vog delivered a much more secure, stable platform compared to what was originally built by another vendor. Despite some timeline issues, they were proactive and responsive to client needs throughout the engagement. Their ongoing technical support continues to add value. 

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 COO of Mag Guard Monitoring, a company that provides satellite monitoring mostly for government institutions. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vog App Developers?

We reached out to Vog to develop our system for monitoring satellites. We originally had someone else build it out, but it wasn't stable and had a lot of issues. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They initially stabilized the program another vendor developed while working to redevelop a more secure, stable version from scratch. The platform includes features that allow for the monitoring of assets that require 24/7 security for industries in mining, weapons, oil, gas, etc. Notifications are sent to users when activity surrounding the facilities being monitored is detected. The exact longitude and latitude can also be located on a map. 

What is the team composition? 

We mainly worked directly with Vince (CEO, Vog App Developers) and Andres (COO, Vog App Developers).

How did you come to work with Vog App Developers?

One of our clients recommended them.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested about $175,000 Canadian Dollars (about $130,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from May 2018–January 2019, but we remain in regular contact with their team as needed as any issues arise. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We're very happy with the system Vog built overall, and they continue to make themselves available to fix any issues as they come up. The platform was delivered about 95% bug-free. 

How did Vog App Developers perform from a project management standpoint?

They did a good job, despite some delays on our end that involved a project lead we eventually had to terminate. They were responsive and accessible through phone or email. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Vince went above and beyond to deliver a program we were satisfied with and ensured any issues along the way were resolved quickly. Despite the issues we had with our previous developer, Vog was very patient and professional throughout the process of getting the program back into our hands and stabilizing it. Andres was also responsive to our needs and worked very hard to meet our expectations. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

It would've helped if they had established a more clear and detailed timeline from the start, so we could've avoided some issues regarding delivery time to our customers. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure the scope of work is detailed in contract, including the timeline.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Expediting the project made it more expensive.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App & Web Support for Cryptocurrency Platform

"Their accessibility—and their willingness to be available whenever we need to speak—is a key advantage."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vog App Developers provides ongoing development and maintenance work on the website and mobile app for a cryptocurrency company.  Key features include login and cryptocurrency exchange capability.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Calgary, Canada
Pam Draper
CEO, Bitvo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vog App Developers inspires confidence by communicating clearly from the start. They accept constructive input and also bring creative ideas to the table at a reasonable value. Deadlines occasionally slip due to their team's schedule, but efficiency and quality of work generally stand out.

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 president and CEO of Bitvo, a cryptocurrency exchange.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vog App Developers? 

We commenced operations in August 2018 once our website and mobile app were up and running. We needed a partner to update and maintain both pieces on an ongoing basis.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vog App Developers does incremental development and maintenance work on the website and mobile app. The website has two components. The first is a marketing site that provides information on our business to prospective account holders. The second part is the exchange website for Bitvo account holders. Those users can log in and buy, sell, or trade several different types of cryptocurrency as well as Canadian dollars. The mobile app allows users to do the same tasks but from their handheld phone. 

The app is currently only available on iOS. We’ve retained Vog App Developers to build the Android app at some point over the course of the next year. There are some chunkier incremental development pieces that they're working on as well. 

What is the team composition?

We work extensively with Vince (CEO, Vog App Developers) and Andres (COO, Vog App Developers). They take the lead on planning out projects in terms of how to organize them and delegate the tasks. They assign 2–3 mid-level or junior developers to actually execute the work. 

How did you come to work with Vog App Developers? 

They were a referral from within our community. We're both local Calgary companies.  

How much have you invested with them?

Thus far, we’ve probably spent $300,000 CAD (approximately $223,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement? 

We started working together around June 2018 and the engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We didn't engage them to solve a problem, but a key benefit to working with them is their fast turnaround time. Our business is complicated. They got up to speed on it reasonably quickly. They jump to address our issues, which has helped with efficiency. Vog App Developers delivers quality products from a functionality and reliability perspective. 

How did Vog App Developers perform from a project management standpoint? 

Their project management is excellent. We usually agree on a timeline and priorities in a Google doc and they execute in accordance with that. 

What did you find most impressive about them? 

Vince and Andres are senior executives. Their accessibility—and their willingness to be available whenever we need to speak—is a key advantage. 

Are there any areas they could improve? 

Vog App Developers is growing quickly. They've taken on a lot of work and have a lot of tasks on their plate. That has at times slightly delayed some deadlines. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers? 

No, I've enjoyed working with them and I have no issues recommending them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Their busy schedule sometimes causes a delay.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s very good quality work for what we're paying.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    It occasionally takes a detailed review on my end to verify their accuracy.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Mobile App Dev for Rail Services Company

“...they stick to deadlines well and are even willing to help us on weekends if we run into problems.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sep. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vog App Developers patched an outdated iOS app and is in the process of redeveloping it. The apps contain a database of project codes and allow mechanics to search and ID codes for billing purposes digitally.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Edmonton, Canada
Control Director, Rail Services Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Their team has kept the outdated app functional while developing the new one, despite not knowing the original code. While they took the lead on design, they’re also responsive to suggestions from in-house staff and will alter functionality and features as needed.

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 an accounting controller with a rail services company. We perform mechanical and tire repairs for railcar owners.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vog App Developers?

We wanted to update an older app that our mechanics use to file work orders, and we had trouble getting the original company to do it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Since the app we needed to update was five years old, they’re redeveloping it for us. They’re also developing a second app that helps us evaluate our equipment prior to every shift. Both apps are designed for iOS and are intended to reduce the amount of time our mechanics spend organizing jobs. The work order app contains lists of all our procedure and part codes—instead of flipping through paper books to enter those manually, and mechanics can search or browse a digital catalog.

In terms of design, Vog App Developers took the lead and we’ve reviewed each app to offer suggestions on the functionality or to ask for additional features.

What is the team composition?

We’ve worked with their CEO, a project manager, and one of their iOS developers.

How did you come to work with Vog App Developers?

I saw them in an online search and read their reviews. Of the companies we ultimately interviewed, I liked them the most.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve probably spent about $80,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in September 2017, and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re now able to offer same-day billing to our clients, and we’re their only service provider with this capability. Our invoicing staff has been very happy with the new features that have been added. Our mechanics have also said the apps have simplified their work. Both apps function well and are reliable whenever our staff uses them.

How did Vog App Developers perform from a project management standpoint?

Their iOS developer was always helpful, especially given that they didn’t build our older app and had to figure out how to adapt it. They’ve been able to patch errors and find workarounds to get us through until our new app launches. On top of that, they stick to deadlines well and are even willing to help us on weekends if we run into problems.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They really stand out compared to previous app development companies we’ve worked with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. I’m satisfied with what they’ve done.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Meet in person if you can. We’re not in the same city and our team went out to meet with them, which helped get us started on the right foot.

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

Mobile App Development for Mental Health Resource

“We would have been flexible to deadline and budget changes if they had acknowledged the project’s issues sooner.”

Quality: 
1.5
Schedule: 
2.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
1.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vog App Developers audited an existing app and then rebuilt it for iOS and Android. Deliverables included a wireframe, net interface, and administrative panel. The team continues to maintain the app. This review includes the vendor's response. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Canada
Investor, Mental Health Resource App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Vog App Developers was a committed and organized partner during the project’s early stages. However, their communication skills became inconsistent. The team disregarded timelines and delivered an app with significant security and non-compliance problems.

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 an investor in a technology startup that’s building a mental health app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vog App Developers?

We needed to outsource the development of a very rudimentary app. My team wanted a scalable, professional, and secure app that met strict health regulations.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

First, Vog App Developers completed an audit of the app to determine how we should proceed. The audit revealed that we had weak coding, bootstrapping, and various other problems. Then, we expanded the scope to include the rebuild. Vog App Developers used our original app to build an improved wireframe for iOS and Android versions. They designed the net interface and administrative panel, which gathered app information and data. We also provided them with requirements for security, a PP compliance, and storage information.

What is the team composition?

There were separate teams for iOS and Android development. A design team created the net interface and administrative panel.

How did you come to work with Vog App Developers?

My company wanted a local vendor for convenience. We searched for reputable IT companies on Clutch.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $100,000–$250,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The partnership began in June 2018, and the app build started that August. Vog App Developers is currently maintaining the iOS version. Our maintenance contract ends in April 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Describe the impact this engagement has had on your business.

We bought the code from Vog App Developers and showed it to a third-party development agency to assess its performance. They reported that the app has significant security and non-compliance issues.

Investors have put around $1 million into the app and are dissatisfied that the launched product does not meet expectations. Since we would need more funding before recommencing work on the app, we are unfortunately in a holding pattern.

How was project management handled?

Initially, Vog App Developers was accommodating and engaged. We had several in-person meetings with the CEO and the development team. My team didn’t work directly with the app developers, but they seemed to understand our vision. However, we had substantial communication issues. The project manager did not utilize any of the channels he said we would use: Trello, Slack, email, and phone. Andres was responsive when we initiated contact, but the communication was unavailing because he did not provide project updates.

Vog App Developers did not concede that there were any problems. They overpromised on delivery and timelines. My team believed that launch would occur in November 2018, but Vog App Developers was still working on pilots at that point. We don’t think they were malicious or negligent; our only concern is that we might have trouble securing our code and other materials when the contract expires.

Is there anything that the vendor did well or that you would consider a strength?

They were accommodating during the audit phase of the project, and the CEO seemed knowledgeable. They remained a viable partner through the beginning of the app rebuild project. The team delivered a wireframe that met our expectations for look and functionality.

In what specific areas can they improve?

The Vog App Developers team seemed genuine, but the CEO lacked strong leadership abilities. When issues arose, the CEO cast blame rather than making an active effort to fix them. We would have been flexible to deadline and budget changes if they had acknowledged the project’s issues sooner. Ultimately, we believe Vog App Developers grew too quickly and took on too much work.

What advice do you have for clients with similar needs to yours?

Take the time to understand the language in the agreement. Make sure the timeline is clear.

2.0
Overall Score
  • 2.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling started strong but declined steadily as the project went on.
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They did not exceed the original quote.
  • 1.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 1.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Company response

The vendor responded on April 9, 2019. The reply is written by Vince O'Gorman (CEO, Vog App Developers).

Our team is never happy when we receive a poor review, but we also take issue with inaccuracy. For example, the contract agreement was under $140,000. The $1 million investment referenced in the review was not made with Vog App Developers.  

At the start of the project, we requested one point of contact on the client side to streamline communication. Yet, the client assigned six different people to interact with our team. We responded quickly to requests, even those that came in at 10 pm on Sundays. Our team did ask to talk via email rather than texts, but that ask was responded to only with more contentious and unprofessional communication.

The review specifies security issues with the application, but we haven’t received proof of what those issues are. Our team still has hundreds of emails and texts that prove how this review contains baseless facts. We believe these were made to hurt Vog App Developers’ reputation.

Web Interface & App Dev. for Payment Platform

"Vog App Developers fulfills our expectations, completing everything we ask."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
June 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vog App Developers developed a processing platform, creating a web interface. The team also built companion mobile applications for iOS and Android. They created various functionalities in each project.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Calgary, Canada
VP Payment Products & Operations, Financial Services Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After a brief pause, the work is now continuing on the platform and mobile applications. The projects are responsive and fully functional. Vog App Developers is full of skilled and flexible workers. Customers can expect a communicative, hardworking and proactive team of developers and designers.

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 VP of Payment Products & Operations for a financial services firm. I manage all of the payment products including, prepaid and secured cards, Interac e-transfer, PAD (pre-authorized debits) and EFT (electronic fund transfer) platforms, as well as banking and direct deposit tracking accounts. I work with all the customer products and programs that come into our office.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vog App Developers?

We procured our processing platform which would include payment transfers & refunds. We hired Vog App Developers to build and design our platform and mobile applications.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vog App Developers does extensive development work for our firm. Their team developed a web interface for administrators and customers. They built our client portal where cardholders and clients can log in, and combined different API calls from various vendors into one to smooth the process for clients.

Their team provided wireframes and sketches for the mobile application. They built the app for iOS and Android. Vog App Developers implemented our Interac e-transfer program and an ATM locator into the mobile app. Through entering your postal code, users can find the nearest ATMs through a GPS locator or receiving text or emailed directions.

What is the team composition?

I work mainly with Vince (CEO, Vog App Developers), Andres (Business Development-Account Manager, Vog App Developers), and Brad (Software Developer, Vog App Developers).

How did you come to work with Vog App Developers?

The owner of my business found Vog App Developers.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with Vog App Developers in June 2018, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Vog App Developers fulfills our expectations, completing everything we ask. We were on hold due to our customers’ needs but recently picked back up working with Vog App Developers. The platform is reliable, and its functions are exactly what we were looking for. We’re satisfied with working with their team.

How did Vog App Developers perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re fantastic at project management. Brad is a fantastic process developer, and Vince and Andres are incredibly patient. During the heat of the project, I heard from them every day at the end of the day. They relayed what they did and where their pain points were. I knew what was happening every single day. Along with in-person meetings, we communicated with Vog App Developers through email and phone calls.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I was impressed with how knowledgeable their team was. They’re incredibly flexible, and always willing to take a call or meet. Their team even worked all Thanksgiving weekend to get work done. I appreciate Vog App Developers’ amazing work.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there are none that I can think.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I advise scheduling in-person meetings with their team. Those meetings help the progress as opposed to only phone calls.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Vog App Developers is never behind.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    This is no fault of their team, but as the project was placed on hold, we weren’t able to use it.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Design for Health & Safety Firm

“We’ve increased our ability to market to larger companies. The website allows better exposure and credibility.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Vog App Developers designed and built a WordPress website. They added a blog to improve SEO, and a button to track inbound leads. They now support updates to the site.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Calgary, Canada
Operations Manager, Kasa Consulting
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Search rankings have improved dramatically since the engagement began. Vog App Developers' expert team inspires confidence throughout the project by communicating clearly. They also offered useful tactical advice that was implemented subsequently.

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 director of business development for Kasa Consulting, which is a health and safety consulting firm.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Vog App Developers?

We’d just sold our company and were looking to get back into the market. We previously relied on word of mouth, so we needed a website to help us get exposure.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Vog App Developers led the design of the site. The only thing we provided was our logo. They built a WordPress site, and continue to make tweaks adjustments. They add and remove people from our staff list. We asked them to create a community highlights section of the site to show who we sponsor (sporting events, teams, and charities).

We had no idea about SEO so they’ve taken the lead on that as well. Since we write a lot of papers about safety, they suggested adding a blog to our site. They advised us that the blog would help us get attention for our ideas. They’ve done different things to improve our search rankings, including keyword research.

What is the team composition?

I mainly work with Vince (CEO, Vog App Developers).

How did you come to work with Vog App Developers?

We worked with a branding company about five years ago. However, they were out of our price range when it came to building our website. We started looking around and I asked friends on Facebook. Somebody suggested Vog App Developers to us.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $20,000 CAD (approximately $15,200 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around November 2016. We have a small ongoing engagement for website updates.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were down on page seven on search results when the site first launched. Thanks to their efforts, we’ve jumped to the first page of results on Google. They put an info button on the website that allows us to track where sales originate. We’ve increased our ability to market to larger companies. The website makes us seem more credible.

How did Vog App Developers perform from a project management standpoint?

Their team provides good communication and overall responsiveness. I have direct contact with Vince through phone calls and email. We had one in-person for the initial consult, which was really nice. They got the site done on a very short timeline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They make communication easy.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I can think of. We’ve had no issues with our project.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I went in with a “this is all I want” mindset. I didn't allow them to upsell me on anything. Maybe those features could have made our site better, but we had a budget and we stuck to it.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They completed the site in a timely fashion.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We’ve seen tangible value in the website.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The website looks professional.
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'm always hesitant to give referrals, but the quality of work was good.
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
Vog Calgary App Developer Inc
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Alberta
ID
2018335071
Date of Formation
Jul 7, 2014
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Last Updated
Oct 15, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
26
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.7
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
April 20, 2020