Top-Rated American Software and UX Design

Waker is a top-rated user-experience and software development company based in the United States. We have invested years into empowering growing startups, global Fortune 500 companies, and local businesses to deliver innovative solutions. Our clients consistently trust us to focus and strategize digital products that their users will love.

 
$10,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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Columbus, OH
headquarters
  • 243 N. 5th Street
    Columbus, OH 43215
    United States
other locations
  • 198 Airport Road
    New Castle, DE 19720
    United States
  • 75 5th St NW
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    United States

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MVP for Academic Social Network App

“I don't think anybody can surpass their quality, dedication, and efficiency.”

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

Waker (formerly Appify) expedited the development of an MVP for an app that allows students to collaborate for learning.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Columbus, Ohio
CEO, Social Education App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Waker (formerly Appify) exceeded expectations, delivering a top-notch app within the deadline and at a reasonable price. Their availability, communication, and speed were outstanding.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO of a mobile app helping college students build a valuable network for all of their academic needs.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to quickly create a seamless and deployable minimum viable product (MVP).

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They've got a great reputation in the industry, not only for outstanding development, but also for communication and efficiency.

Can you go into detail about the services they provided and the scope of the project?

Appify developed our entire application. They took our concept and turned it into a legitimate product within a very short period of time.

What was the team composition?

Appify provided us with a project manager and two full-time developers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Our app was delivered ahead of time and surpassed our expectations for an initial MVP. It has allowed us to gain traction within universities.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We could contact our project manager at any time. He addressed our questions and concerns immediately.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We were impressed with the constant communication and rapid turnaround for any iterations we requested.

Are there any areas where they can improve?

We didn’t see any areas for improvement.

5.0
Overall Score I don't think anybody can surpass their quality, dedication, and efficiency.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were very responsive.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The pricing was fair, considering the quality and short development cycles.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were dedicated to making our experience as smooth as possible.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It was a great experience, so we will be bringing all future development back to Appify.

Mobile Dev for Social Education App

“Ghost Lab delivered an incredible product ahead of schedule—it was everything we dreamed it would be.”

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

Waker (formerly Ghost Lab) built the MVP of a mobile app that allows students to connect with classmates and learn collaboratively. The team also helped with branding, testing, and submission to the app stores.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Columbus, Ohio
Co-Founder, Social Education App
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

They kept their promise, completing a deployable app within a limited timeframe. Waker's (formerly Ghost Lab) constant communication and advice inspired confidence and helped expedite the project.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the co-founder of a mobile application that facilitates student interaction outside of the college classroom. This is done through course-relevant study sessions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Ghost Lab?

We needed help with branding as well as end-to-end design and development.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to create a seamless, deployable minimum viable product quickly.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

They had a reputation for delivering quality development with some of the best interface design I've seen in the industry.

Describe the project in detail.

Ghost Lab worked with us from the conceptualization of the product to our upcoming launch. They made sure we understood every step of the way. Following completion, testing was rapid, allowing us to quickly submit our product to both Android and iOS stores. Ghost Lab also handled this for us.

What was the team composition?

A handful of developers were involved as well as a very talented user interface and user experience design specialist.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What outcomes or results can you share that demonstrate progress and/or success?

Ghost Lab delivered an incredible product ahead of schedule—it was everything we dreamed it would be. Thanks to them, we're gearing up to launch our pilot at a handful of major universities at the end of the month.

How effective was the project management?

It was seamless. Nafis [CEO, Ghost Lab] stayed in constant contact with me and my team. They always kept us updated about completed milestones and let us know of any delays. We also received valuable input for various decisions our team had to make throughout the process.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The best part had to be the constant communication. My team and I felt at ease throughout the entire process, thanks to their weekly updates. Any questions or issues we had were immediately answered and resolved.

Regardless of what stage you're at, Ghost Lab can provide critical value. They can manage multiple, fairly large products all at once while providing everybody with top-tier service.

5.0
Overall Score At the end of the day, they delivered on everything they promised and more. Today, that kind of service has a great impact.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were always in constant contact.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Given the scale of our product, it seemed fair.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Everything that we asked for and more was delivered ahead of schedule.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It was an incredible experience working with this talented team. We will be bringing all future work their way.