At Y Media Labs, our mission is simple: To help our clients see what they cannot see themselves. We work alongside elite brands to uncover what we believe to be simple truths: that all roads lead to mobile. That their limitations are nothing but an illusion. That they should dream bigger. And most importantly, that they’re underestimating how an amazing mobile experience can revolutionize the way they interact with their customers. 

We’ve been shaping the mobile roadmap since the beginning and we have no intention of slowing down. We’re dreamers. We’re builders. We’re artists, engineers and proud card carrying members of the human race. At Y Media Labs, we span the globe in pursuit of authentic, innovative ideas and yield to nothing to bring them to unbelievable new life. 

Our work has been featured by Apple, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Forbes and Mashable among others.

 Founded: 
2008
 Employees: 
50 - 249
 Ave. hrly rate: 
$100 - $149
Y Media Labs
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Redwood City, CA 94065
United States
415.839.8584
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Chicago, IL 606010
United States
312.546.6708
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New York, NY 10151
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626 N Illinois St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
United States
Key clients: 

Staples, PayPal, L'Oreal, North Face, Amex, EMC, Montessorium, Stanford University, Credit Karma, Nom Nom Paleo, Bank of America, Lonely Planet. 

Accolades: 
  • 2014 Webby Awards Winner for Best in Lifestyle Tablet Category 'Nom Nom Paleo iPad App'
  • Winner BestMobileAppAwards 2014 for Intro to Letters
  • Intro to Math App featured in Apple Home Page
  • Intro to Letters App featured in Apple TV Commercial

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App Development for Story-sharing Application

 
Mobile app development
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

The client is VigorWay, a story-sharing social network application. This client was in need of a development partner that could develop their iOS and Android applications, but also help to guide strategy through the process. This client interviewed multiple potential vendors and felt that Y Media Labs's development and design portfolio stood out among the rest.

Feedback summary: 

This client is extremely satisfied with their partnership with Y Media Labs. The client highly recommends Y Media Labs for their ability to deliver above client's expectations and focus on client needs. 

"Y Media Labs made the process easy and made sure that things were being handled properly. They don't stop until it's what you expected." — Co-founder, VigorWay (Story-sharing Application)

Co-founder, VigorWay
 
1-10 Employees
 
Greater Chicago Area
Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Overall rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Details: 

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I'm the co-founder of a story sharing utility mobile app. We allow users to narrate an experience a better than a single picture. Users can compile a bunch of pictures and videos into a single post. When someone clicks on the post it will auto play through the day. 

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was your goal for working with Y Media Labs?

I went to school as a business major. I had no technology background. I created the concept VigorWay. I put together the whole idea and knew if I wanted to deliver a product I needed the proper partner to develop it. 

SOLUTION

What was your process for selecting Y Media Labs?

I interviewed with a lot of companies and Y Media Labs stood out from everyone. They handle everything from organizing the app into design and actually implementing it into an iOS product. I looked at a handful of companies. You can get lost in this process. We wanted someone who was backed up with previous work so we could trust them. They stood out because of their previous design work. It really stands out to other products. After comparing Y Media Labs with other companies, it was a perfect fit.

Can you give a sense of the size of the initiative?

Our partnership falls in the bucket $100,000 to $200,000. Y Media Labs stayed on budget.

When was the work completed?

We've been working with Y Media Labs for two years. We began with an app with a few functionalities, and we released a couple rough products and got market feedback. We are working on polishing it up now. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Do you have any statistics or metrics on the project?

We have gotten some good feedback on the app so far.

What differentiates Y Media Labs from other partners?

I've only worked with Y Media Labs as a development partner but, at least every other week, I connect with the CEO [Ashish Toshniwal] and CTO [Sumit Mehra] of the company. They check to see how our progress is going and how working with their team is going. They make you feel like an important client of theirs.

Looking back on the work so far, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you might do differently?

There were little things on our end where we had some design changes. Y Media Labs made the process easy and made sure that things were being handled properly.

We ask you to rate Y Media Labs on a scale of one to five, with five being the top score. What would you give them out of five for the quality of their work?

Five. They don't stop until it's what you expected.

For schedule, as in being on time and meeting deadlines?

Five. If you stick with what you had planned for them functionality wise, they hit their deadlines. But, obviously, there's changes made here and there that you implement yourself, and it lengthens that timeline a little bit. 

For cost, as in value for your money and sticking with the original estimates?

Five. They stayed within budget. They worked with us in the sense that if there were minor changes or visual changes, they've always helped take care of it.

For the overall score?

Five.

How likely are you to recommend Y Media Labs to a colleague?

Five. I've had nothing but a great experience.

Justin Hruska
Overall rating: 
5

iOS development for Online Payment Provider

 
Mobile app development
 
Confidential
 
Apr 30, 2014
Project summary: 

The client is one of the largest online payment providers in the world. They hired Y Media Labs to develop a personal financial management application in iOS that is now being used internally by the company's employees. Y Media Labs was responsible for the development of the application using the designs provided by the client. The project took about eight weeks to complete.

Feedback summary: 

The client is very satisfied with the work delivered by Y Media Labs. The app has been received very well by the employees that use it and the company's executives. The client describes their performance as exceptional, with the ability to brainstorm innovative solutions within the constraints of a large company's needs. Y Media Labs is recommended to others.

"Y Media Labs has a reputation of having really skilled engineers to help build a great product in a short period of time. A lot of their engineers have very strong mobile skills."

Product Manager, Online Payment Provider
 
10,001+ employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Quality: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Overall rating: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Details: 

BACKGROUND

Could you provide a brief description of your company?

We’re one of the largest payment providers in the United States. We do online as well as offline payments. I work in product management. We test new ideas, especially in the field of mobile.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

Could you describe the business challenges you were trying to address when you approached Y Media Labs?

We were trying to build a personal financial management mobile app to test with our own employees. We wanted the app to not only have a very delightful front-end user experience, but also have a robust backend piped to the respective APIs [application programming interfaces].

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of their work?

They completed the entire development in iOS, but not the design. We had our own internal design resources.

How long did this project take?

The development of it took approximately eight weeks. That was Y Media Labs’ involvement primarily.

When did the project take place?

We did the beta toward the end of April [of 2014]. Fairly recent.

Why did you select them to work with?

They were close to the contractor that we had a relationship with. Y Media Labs has a reputation of having really skilled engineers to help build a great product in a short period of time. Lastly, a lot of their engineers have very strong mobile skills.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in monetary terms or a work-hour figure?

Less than five contractors from Y Media worked on the project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the effectiveness of the work they’ve delivered?

The app was very well-received internally, both by employees and the execs. It’s a very delightful app. It terms of actually tracking if the consumers are delighted by it, it’s too soon. We’re waiting and we’re tracking the results.

How would you describe their performance?

Exceptionally good.

When working with them, is there anything you’d consider unique or special about them that distinguishes them from other vendors you’ve used?

Very skilled talent, meaning they are very skilled in the iOS platform that I worked on. The second piece is very innovative, so when we had a constraint, which a lot of large corporations and initiatives do, the engineering talent from Y Media helps brainstorm along with you to come up with options or alternatives, instead of stopping work.

Is there any area that they could improve on or that you would do differently?

No, I don’t think so.

We have five additional questions. For each of these, we ask that you rate them on a scale of one to five, with five being the best score. How would you rate them for the quality of the work delivered?

Four.

How would you rate them for scheduling, as in meeting deadlines and compliance with the project timeline?

Four.

How would you rate them for cost, as in value for your money and conformance with the original estimates?

Five.

How would you rate your overall experience collaborating with them?

Four.

Given the right circumstances, how willing are you to refer them to a friend or colleague?

Four.

Overall rating: 
4

iOS development for Restaurant Software Company

 
Mobile app development
 
Confidential
 
Jun 30, 2013
Project summary: 

The client is a producer of software applications and services for the restaurant and hospitality industry. They hired Y Media Labs to implement the designs provided by the client for their iOS application. They completed all of the coding work for this application, as well as later updates to it, and are now working to build the same for Android.

Feedback summary: 

The client is very satisfied with Y Media Labs. He describes them as professional and on time. The product code works very well, and they continue to use them as their partner for mobile projects. Y Media Labs is recommended to others.

"Their specialty is they really understand how to convert complex graphing tools into something a lot more viable for mobile. That’s an extremely tricky thing to do."

Former UI/UX Lead and Project Manager, Avero
 
51-200 employees
 
New York, NY
Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Overall rating: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Details: 

BACKGROUND

Could you provide a brief description of your company?

I’m not working for them anymore, I’m just consulting for them, but the purpose of Avero is to create a piece of software that helps the restaurant industry to make intelligent decisions on their finances, service teams, and so on.

What was your former role at the company?

I was the UI/UX [user interface/user experience] lead and the project management for the product.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge you were trying to address when you approached Y Media Labs?

We’ve had browser-based tools since the early 2000s. We were trying get into the mobile industry and we needed to find the right partner to do it for us.

SOLUTION

Could you describe the scope of their work?

I was the one who leading the project. I’m the one who provided the entire spec for the UI/UX. Their job was to implement my designs and my product spec in doing that. They took care of creating the APIs [application programming interfaces], the backend and converting my UI/UX, all of that.

How long did the project take?

[The initial project] took us between six to eight months. This was between 2012 and 2013.

Y Media Labs is still their partner, and now, they’re doing the Android version of the app. They are the partner that’s been doing mobile for Avero and we’ve been working with them for about two years now.

The initial app was in iOS, then we did an update for iOS 7, and now, we’re doing Android. We keep adding new features.

How did you select Y Media Labs as your solution partner?

They had excellent references. They had a good portfolio. I actually like the CEO a lot, so this was also sort of a personal preference.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in monetary terms or a work-hour figure?

Personnel work hours would be about 3,000 to 4,000 hours.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or user feedback that would demonstrate the effectiveness of the work they’ve delivered?

They were great. They were always on time. The product code worked really well. Their iOS architect was very professional. It was a great experience.

When working with Y Media Labs, is there anything you’d consider unique or special about them that distinguishes them from other vendors you’ve used?

Their specialty is they really understand how to convert complex graphing tools into something a lot more viable for mobile. That’s an extremely tricky thing to do.

Is there any area that they could improve on or that you would do differently?

I think they could a better job at project management. They have to make sure that their developers are on task and they’re communicating well.

We have five additional questions. For each of these, we ask that you rate them on a scale of one to five, with five being the best score. How would you rate them for the quality of the work delivered?

Five.

How would you rate them for scheduling, as in meeting deadlines and compliance with the project timeline?

Four.

How would you rate them for cost, as in value for your money and conformance with the original estimates?

Four.

How would you rate your overall experience collaborating with Y Media Labs?

Four.

Given the right circumstances, how willing are you to refer them to a friend or colleague?

Four.

Zeeshan Khan
Overall rating: 
4

iPad Application for Cooking Blog

 
Mobile app development
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr 30, 2012
Project summary: 

The client is a food blogger and cookbook author in San Francisco. They approached Y Media Labs to develop their first mobile application for the iPad that would be a resource for their Paleo recipes. The first version took about six months to develop, and they are still working together on updates and refinements. Y Media Labs provided the coding and development skills, whereas the client provided all of the photography and many of the visual design elements. They worked closely together on the user interface/user experience design elements.

Feedback summary: 

The client is extremely satisfied with the work delivered by Y Media Labs. The application has won a Webby Award and has an average five-star rating in the app store with 1,000-plus reviews. They describe Y Media Labs as a great partner who was able to do a lot with some demanding project requirements. Y Media Labs is highly recommended to others.

"We went them because we could see the same drive in them that we have. We were really lucky. I think it was a really good partnership."

Co-founder, Nom Nom Paleo
 
Startup
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Overall rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Willing to refer: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Details: 

BACKGROUND

A good way to start is if you could give a little bit of background information on your company and your role there.

We run what started off as a food blog. It’s a website called Nom Nom Paleo. We’ve run it since 2010. It focuses on the Paleo lifestyle and recipes. Through the years, it’s branched out to include the cookbook and the iPad app that we hired Y Media Labs to help us create. We’ve been pretty fortunate to see a lot of success through the app, which recently won a Webby Award, and then the cookbook, which became a New York Times Bestseller.

OPPORTUNITY/CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge you were trying to address when you hired Y Media Labs?

We didn’t have the technical chops to put the app together. We did work very closely with the design team there to create the UI/UX [user interface/user experience]. Even though we didn’t have the coding chops, that’s really what we were looking for Y Media to provide, given our passion for and real interest in design and layout. That was our piece to it. Obviously, the app was a combination of their technical abilities, which we certainly could not have done ourselves, and our recipes, photographs, and design input.

As people who were not used to anything technical like coding, we told them the features we wanted, and they were able to give it to us, which I thought was pretty amazing. We didn’t know what the actual technical limitations would be. There were requirements we put in front of them that were actually more demanding than we thought they were, but they were able to hit the ball out of the park with all of them. 

SOLUTION

How long did the project take?

From start to finish, about six months for the first version. We spent some time after that refining it and putting out enhanced versions. The first version was launched in April of 2012.

Is this an ongoing relationship?

Yes, it is.

Can you give a sense of the size of the project in either a cost range or a personnel work-hour figure?

I know that the cost in terms of hours was much higher than we ultimately paid because Y Media Labs accepted the project at that time as sort of portfolio project. Given that we’re a mom and pop shop, they cut us a deal. It was in the $50,000 to $200,000 range. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

In terms of results, are there any other metrics or user feedback that you can share that indicates the effectiveness of their work?

We have an average five-star rating in the App Store. We have more than 1,000 reviews. We have great ratings and reviews, and it’s consistently in the top-three paid iPad food and drink apps. It’s remained there ever since we launched it, for about two years now.

How would you describe their performance?

It’s been good. We put a lot of requirements in front of them, not knowing that they were a little beyond what was typical or reasonable, and they were able to really do a ton with it and deliver a great product.

I think when they took us on as a client, they were still in the beginner stages [of building the company]. They had some really big projects, but they were still really lean when we hopped on. Since then, I know that they’ve grown and expanded.

When working with Y Media Labs, was there anything unique or special about them compared to other companies that you may have worked with in the past?

This is our first app. We didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into when we approached them. Unlike a bunch of other development companies, when we approached them with our idea, they didn’t blow us off or send us a standard form letter just giving the rate sheet and basically telling us that it would be out of price range. They were willing to negotiate with us. We went them because we could see the same drive in them that we have. We were really lucky. I think it was a really good partnership.

We haven’t had a major update in about a year in a half. We’re working on one now. I think that speaks to the quality of the app and the content and the technical expertise with which Y Media works. I think people really enjoy the user experience a lot.

Looking back, is there any area that you think they could improve upon or that you would do differently?

It was a great experience. We were willing to be open to whatever happened and just tried to put out the best product that we could.

Finally, for each of the following questions, we ask that you rate them on a scale of one to five, with five being the best score. What would you give them out of five for the quality of their work?

Five.

What about for schedule, as in being on time and meeting deadlines?

Four.

What about for cost, as in value for your money and sticking with the original estimates?

Five, although I think our case is unusual.

What about an overall score that describes your experience?

Five. We’re very happy with what we got for the money we paid.

How likely are you to recommend them to a colleague or a friend, given the circumstance?

Five.

Michelle Tam
Overall rating: 
5

Educational iPad Applications

 
Mobile app development
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr 1, 2012
Project summary: 

The client is based out of South Dakota and works to raise awareness about Montessori-style education in the state. Y Media Labs was employed to create two unique iPad projects, helping children to learn subjects like reading, writing, and geography.

Feedback summary: 

The client is happy with the work that Y Media Labs has supplied, saying tha Y Media Labs knows how to get things done. The client recommends Y Media Labs and continues to work with them on other development products.

“We are extremely satisfied with Y Media Labs and have returned to them for multiple development projects. Y Media produces great looking and functioning apps.”

Founder, Educational Mobile App Firm
 
2-10 employees
 
South Dakota
Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Professionalism: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Overall rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Details: 

Can you briefly describe your company?

We work to raise public awareness about the Montessori education style. We are based out of South Dakota.

What were your goals going into the project?

Our goal has always been to bring a new-found awareness to the Montessori approach to education. We needed to find a high-quality development partner who can help us achieve our mission.

What was the scope of the project?

The concept and design was conducted by Montessorium, and development was executed by the great team at Y Media Labs.

How did Y Media Labs become part of the project?

We’ve had the good fortune of working with Y Media :abs on two exciting iPad projects. The first is based on the famous Montessori Moveable Alphabet, and helps children practice their writing and reading skills, providing an opportunity for storytelling and self expression. The second helps children learn the shapes, names, flags, and geographical locations of the countries in North America through puzzles, challenges, and drawing exercise.

Was anything unique about working with Y Media Labs?

Y Media Labs has an incredible sense of intuition. They are a pleasure to work with. Y Media Labs knows how to get things done, effectively and intuitively, which is a powerful combination.

Are there any areas that Y Media Labs could improve?

We’ve had nothing but positive experiences with Y Media Labs. They’re top notch.

Would you recommend Y Media Labs?

Absolutely. We are extremely satisfied with Y Media Labs, and have returned to them for multiple development projects. Y Media produces great looking and functioning apps.

Overall rating: 
5

Attraction Guide Mobile Development

 
Mobile app development
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jun 1, 2012
Project summary: 

Y Media Labs is developing 56 mobile applications for the client’s startup. These applications act as a guide to restaurants, rides, and attractions within theme parks across the United States. Visitors can use the apps to view attractions around their current location, be informed of upcoming event times, and buy tickets for the events. The apps are being developed for iOS and Android for 28 different theme parks across the U.S.

Feedback summary: 

Y Media Labs has done a great job so far developing the client’s apps. So far, they have developed seven applications, and the client is pleased enough to continue working with them to develop all of the remaining applications.

"They actually call you back. They actually send you what they tell you they’re going to send you. Whether it’s the quote for the job, a change order, or something like that, they actually do it."

Owner, Mobile App Agency
 
1-10 employees
 
Orlando, Florida Area
Quality: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Schedule: 

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Cost: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Professionalism: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Overall rating: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Details: 

Was there any certain criteria when you were interviewing certain companies that made Y Media Lab stand out?

I didn’t know how to go about it initially. You're always kind of afraid that you have this great idea, and then somebody runs with it and tells you, "I'm sorry, we can't build that application." But, initially, it was just whether they'd be able to do it. I felt not knowing the business that well that the app would seem difficult to me because it's based on the wait time of every ride and every restaurant at the theme parks. So, you need a GPS point for every ride and every restaurant, then all the information that goes with every restaurant and every ride. So, I want to make sure I have somebody that had that kind of ability to do it with maps as you walk around, not just a cheap little Apple type of an app that a lot of the young guys seem to make. I want to make sure that the company will have the ability to do an app like that.

Just to be clear, the app allows patrons to be able to walk around the theme park, and then buy a ticket for certain attractions and shows.

We have an icon there if you need tickets. It brings you to the website, and you can buy the tickets cheaper than you buy them at any of the parks. Then, you'd also have a map on there. So, as you walk around, a little blue dot shows up, and you can see exactly where you are on the map. Then, every ride is also on the map, every restaurant is on the map, and then have that little circle that might say 20 being in 20 minutes. It shows you the wait time for every ride and every restaurant.

So, as you're walking around on the map, you go on a ride. This one says it's only a 20-minute wait. Oh, this restaurant here has only a 40-minute wait. If you'd find out that the wait time is slightly off, maybe it's a 30-minute wait, you switch the little wheel to 30 minutes and pushing that wait time and then you would, as the consumer, change it to the most accurate wait time. If you're not there, so you're sitting at your home and you're doing like some kid and go, "Hey, let's screw up this app today. Let's make them all say five minutes," it won't change unless you're by that ride, it can tell if you're by that ride with the GPS, find the ride or restaurant in GPS in your phone. Then, a pop-up would come up and say, "Sorry, you're not by this ride. You can't submit a wait time."

Is the app available for IOS and Android?

Just the IOS. We're working on the android now. We have seven apps. It would be a total of 28 IOS apps and 28 android apps. Eleven will be the California theme parks, 17 are the Orlando theme parks, and then you double that for Android. That's how you come up with 56.

And Y Media is developing all of these?

Yes.

What is a general cost range for this project?

Well, all 56 apps when complete will be less than $200,000.

Is there anything special or unique when working with Y Media Labs that stands out compared to other developers you might have worked with?

Well, initially, the reason why I chose them, is that they actually call you back. They actually send you what they tell you they're going to send you. Whether it's the quote for the job, a change order, or something like that. they actually do it on the same day. Probably three-fourths of other companies didn’t even get back with you for awhile. Right away to them was three or four weeks. Then, all of a sudden, they call, "Well, I tried calling you" or what have you. You know they didn’t. The biggest problem for many companies is just being professional. Starting off on the right foot with you right off the bat. That determines how well you're going to like them, and you got to figure you're going to have a lot of phone calls, and a lot of going back and forth with them, whether it's my app or anybody else. There really has to be people-people, and that's what I felt I had somebody that I could work with the first initial calls. I want to be able to say I want to change this to that, and not have an argument.

Do you think there's anything maybe they could improve slightly or do a bit better in?

It’s probably a problem for everybody because it's hard to judge whether you're a contractor or an app developer of when exactly the time project could be finished. I feel some jobs always seem to run over whether I had a pool built in my house or a remodeling job, they always seem to run over most of the time, so you just need to figure that in your head.

It's always a larger problem with software where you're dealing with something abstract, rather than physical. So, I don't really don't entirely blame them, and a lot of that was maybe because as you see the project getting built. I feel that's probably everybody that's contracted somebody else for an app. As you see it getting built, so then you go, “Oh, it won't work good this way. It should really be this way.” Whether that’s on paper or in your head, you don't see it until it's pretty much done. Then you go, “Well, the purple doesn’t look good as a background with white letters and you can't see the white letters.” So, you might have told them to make it purple and white. But once it's built, you'd realize you can't see the letters. So things like that have to be changed. They didn’t make one dime for these types of changes, either.

To sum up, here are five quick questions. For each question, rate them on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. For the first one, what would you give them out of five for the quality of their work?

Five.

How about for schedule?

Four on schedule. Five on cost. Oh, it's another factor. Their cost was cheaper than everybody else and did return the calls. Five on the professionalism and five overall. I just wrote four in there for the schedule.

Would you recommend them to other people?

Yes. I’ve had about three people call me to ask my opinion, and I’ve always recommended them.

Overall rating: 
5

Portfolio

Nom Nom Paleo

Working with the Nom Nom team, YML translated the rich content into an immersive experience that transforms each recipe into a retinal-optimized visual feast. The best selling app has been recognized by Saveur Magazine as the Best Special Diets Food Blog of 2012, top 3 finalist for Best Cooking App in the 5th Annual Best App Ever Awards, and winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Webby Award.

EMC - Syncplicity

To streamline the file browsing process, YML introduced a novel 'sheet stack' interface that allows users to quickly drill down to their files without losing the context of their path. Coined “beauty and brains,” Syncplicity has jumped to 4.5 stars on the App Store and has been featured on CNBC in addition to VentureBeat. Launched at EMC World to rave reviews, the release of the iOS app has set the stage for Syncplicty to take the lead in the next evolution of the cloud file sharing industry.

Paypal

YML and Paypal partnered to expand their online services to the physical world, resulting in a seamless payment experience for customers on the go. The #1 app in finance allows users instant access to their money, the ability to order ahead, pay restaurant bills, and take advantage of local offers. The app has been called the “most fully featured payment app to date” and has generated upwards of $20 billion dollars in transactions in 2013.

Scruzzle Word

ScruzzleWord comes with 50 professionally-created crossword puzzles in the American symmetrical style. Each new puzzle begins with all-but-four of its letters scrambled. The four correctly placed letters are highlighted in gold. You may tap on any golden square to see the across and down clue for that square. Your objective is to unscramble the remaining letters by moving them into the correct squares. Each correct square will turn gold and ring a bell. The puzzle is solved when all the squares turn golden.

Intro to Letter - iPhone App Featured in iOS Commercial

★ Intro to Letters featured in the Apple iPad commercial and Apple's Best Apps! ★ Learn to trace, read, write and record letter sounds, names, and phonograms, based on the proven methodology of Montessori. Supports English (US & UK), French, and German languages. ✔ LETTER SOUNDS (Lowercase Letters) Learn the sounds of the letters, in a series of guided, interactive exercises. With an emphasis on phonetics, instead of letter names, your child will trace and select the letters. ✔ PHONOGRAMS Through a number of engaging activities, your child will learn the sounds of the phonograms, and unite these with their symbols. ✔ FLASHCARDS Connect the sounds of the lowercase letters with their uppercase counterparts, in a series of dynamic presentations. ✔ LETTER NAMES (Capital Letters) The objective of this activity is to acquire a knowledge of the names and symbols of the capital letters. ✔ SOUNDCARDS A special recording section to help your child learn sounds, phonograms and...

eCorner - Stanford University (iPhone App)

Learn from founders, leaders and scholars from Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Twitter, Intel, IDEO, Amazon, Stanford University, and many other organizations. Get inspired, start-up something amazing and change the world. + Enjoy videos and podcasts from leaders including Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Steve Ballmer, Carly Fiorina, Marissa Mayer, Guy Kawasaki, Steve Case and hundreds more. + Search videos and podcasts by individual keywords, or by categories such as innovation, product development, marketing, finance, leadership and culture. + Create a favorites list to mark the best lessons and insights for future use. + Share any video or podcast with friends and colleagues through Facebook, Twitter and email. + Access the @ECorner Twitter feed for additional entrepreneurship links and information. eCorner is provided for free by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program in the School of Engineering at Stanford University.

LocateMyPhone - iPhone App

You can - A. Create geo-alert zones to have the phone automatically send emails to friends, family or reminders to yourself upon entering or leaving those locations. B. Share a link to your real-time location map on Twitter, Facebook or by email. C. Send push messages to your iPhone remotely from our website in the unlikely event that you lose it hoping that the person who finds it reads your message and returns it. Best of all it works even when your phone is password locked! If you just misplaced it or suspect that the thief that stole it is around, trigger a loud alarm to try and locate it. Turning down the volume or muting the phone has no effect on stopping the instant alarm. Here are some of the ways to use the app and the service. (1) As the name says, use it to locate and find your lost phone from LocateMyPhone.com. We’ve got a special mode built in just in case such an unfortunate situation arises. (2) If you’ve misplaced your phone around the house, you can activate...

Alpha Writer - iPhone App

YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN: ✔ Basic foundations of language ✔ To read, write and spell phonetically ✔ Identify consonants and vowels ✔ Phonograms - writing and pronunciation ✔ Letter sounds, pronunciation and composition ✔ How to compose, identify and spell phonetic words ✔ To write, create and read stories ✔ Fine motor skills This is a universal app designed for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. ✔ PRACTICE WRITING AND READING Utilizing fun and unique illustrations by Zeptonn, your child will practice writing and reading, in a series of self-directed and engaging activities. Simply choose an object to write, then select the letters that compose the word. ✔ CREATE YOUR OWN STORY Let loose in this creative writer's sandbox. Learning how to write, create and ultimately read, your child has the opportunity to construct stories, through illustrations, letters and sounds. THE TESTED AND PROVEN PHILOSOPHY BEHIND ALPHA WRITER In Montessori, writing comes before reading. This is because writing...

Intro To Geography - iPad App

YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN: ✔ To identify the countries of North America ✔ To discern the shapes of the countries ✔ To recognize the flags of North America ✔ The development of spatial relationships ✔ Individual position in relationship to the world ✔ Fine motor skills and vocabulary Intro to Geography includes the following activities in an app specially designed for the iPad: ✔ SHAPES OF THE COUNTRIES Through an engaging, interactive puzzle exercise, we focus on the shapes of the countries. ✔ NAMES OF THE COUNTRIES In a series of challenging activities, we learn the names of the countries, finding their location on the map. ✔ SHAPES, NAMES, AND PLACES Using the puzzle map, we work to develop name recognition, spatial relationship, and geographical location. ✔ FULL MAP CHALLENGE Put your knowledge to the test, with a full scale, interactive puzzle map of North America. ✔ MATCHING Match the name of the country, to its corresponding puzzle map shape, in this dynamic drawing exercise...

Wordstr - iPad App

Wordstr is a word search game, in which the hidden word can determined by the process of elimination, using logic and deduction. Sat down and play a round and soon it was 40 minutes later. Great game to pick up and play. Very challenging and made me think. Two modes are nice too. I love word games, but this one just drove me up the wall. It is a little like the game show "Lingo", except that this game will only tell you if you have the correct letters, not if they are in the right place.