Quality-focused web & mobile apps on a budget.

Zero Negative is Boston's premier software development, online marketing, and web technology solutions provider for businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Founded by a native Bostonian, we offer a unique and bespoke approach to software development.

Our Core Points of Emphasis

  • High Quality Solutions. Quality is paramount. Every solution and service we deliver goes through a rigorous quality assurance process overseen by the owners themselves, and adheres to professional industry standards.
  • Top Reliability. For every service we provide, reliability is key. We only use the most reliable "tried and true" technologies and development methods that we know will provide the most solid product.
  • Skilled Team. All members of our team are experts in their craft. You can rest easy knowing that every aspect of our services is being carried out by industry leading professionals, hand-picked by us for their exceptional talents.
 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2014
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Boston, MA
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Portfolio

Key clients: 

Vodafone Foundation, United Nations Development Programme

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Travel: Tour Guide Booking App

For this client, we designed an app to bring together adventure lovers and tour providers. Users of the app can search for different types of travel experiences, like unique hikes or guided tours. Different guides and agencies can list their tours, along with user reviews, photos, and scheduling, all within the app.

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Car Wash: Rewards & Loyalty App

This app, which is customized to each car wash location, allows the user to purchase car washes both individually and by subscription. The user can collect points, earn rewards, and even gift car washes to friends and family.

Art Gallery: Virtual Guide & Art Marketplace Image

Art Gallery: Virtual Guide & Art Marketplace

For this project, the client commissioned us to design an app that could help guide guests through an art exhibit using a virtual tour feature, as well as allow users to purchase the displayed artworks through a silent auction style marketplace within the app.

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Mobile App Dev for Digital Tours Company

"We work quite intensively together."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
3.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Zero Negative Software developed an app for web and mobile devices that provides audio-guided tours on behalf of a consulting company’s client: a regional tour company.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Tübingen, Germany
Senior Consultant, Consulting Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The app is ready to deploy to the client and already being adapted to other regions. Zero Negative Software delivers high-quality mobile development work from scratch in a mostly timely and cost-effective manner. Close collaboration with third parties distinguishes the workflow. 

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 consulting company. I set up another company in Albania where I’ve employed four people. We’re working in tourism organizing digital tours. One part of our profile is providing digital tourism guides.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zero Negative Software?

We were looking for a programmer who could help us build an audio guide for tourists in German and English. We wanted to eventually apply the app to other places besides Albania as well.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Zero Negative Software developed our digital tourism guide. They took it from a very basic, offline version of an app to a very comprehensive, complex system including a web application, an iOS version, and an Android version. We started with a very simple development of an audio guide. Based on this, we developed other programs until we got to the final stage where the program actually covered all of Albania with a smartphone application for tourists. 

The apps provide audio-recorded readings and guidance for tourists who come to the city or any place in Albania. They all have access to an available database. Our client company developed the content while Zero Negative Software built the program itself. There was a lot of cooperation through the process.

What is the team composition?

I work with the CEO regularly.

How did you come to work with Zero Negative Software?

We’re in a small place. When we got around and talked to people, we found someone who had experience and references, and we went ahead with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in January 2016 and is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We now have an application that we’re applying to other places besides Albania—we’re working on Romania at the moment. The app that we finalized this year is our own app that we designed and added the content. We’re now about to use it for our own business.

How did Zero Negative Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We work quite intensively together. It’s difficult to set deadlines with the type of work we do. We try to be on time and stick to deadlines. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it didn’t.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We covered most of it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Work together in close cooperation. The developer world is different from the outside world, and you have to plan things together.

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

Mobile App Dev for Art Gallery

"The quality of their service was very impressive."

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

Zero Negative Software provided mobile app development for an art exhibit. Optimized for smartphones, the app had an audiovisual guide and allowed visitors to navigate the exhibit. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Creative Director, Art Gallery
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Zero Negative Software successfully functioned on the day of the art event. The app helped ease the purchasing process. The workflow was smooth and they were amenable to any requests. The customer service was excellent. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I coordinate events and special exhibits for museums and private galleries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Zero Negative Software?

We had a need for a mobile application for one of our events. Some of our professional competitors are starting to integrate mobile technology so we figured to do this too.

What were your goals for this project?

To make a mobile application that can assist patrons and gallery visitors navigate the exhibit.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Was recommended by a professional connection.

Describe the project in detail.

The idea was to have a mobile application for smartphones that event visitors would download either before or upon entry of the event. Once inside the venue, the app would have an audio-visual guide around the exhibit, with information about each particular piece, the artist, and how to purchase items available for sale.

What was the team composition?

Max was my main contact. He acted as the Account Manager and Project Manager. His business partner Erion oversees the Engineering side and the more technical stuff. There are other developers but Max kept it simple and I worked directly with him.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The app worked perfectly on the day of the event. The patrons that used it were pleased and impressed. Many people said it made the purchasing process much easier. We would like to commission another app like this in the future.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Smooth as butter. We started with our goals, they came back with the basic structure. After some back and forth with instructions for them, they fulfilled basically anything we asked.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Very good customer service, and personable people to work with. I was afraid tech guys might be tough to work with, but they were very kind and easy to work with. The quality of their service was very impressive. There were no bugs or errors reported by any patrons or staff.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I didn't experience any issues.

5.0
Overall Score Smooth experience, high quality work, great communication, and good pricing.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They started working on the project quickly, and was always easy to contact them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    For the high level of quality they offer, I think the price is appropriate.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The app worked perfectly. No performance issues. No bugs or errors.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Would happily refer them to other professional associates

Web Design & Dev for Special Events Design Company

"They produced a surprising number of deliverables for such a small company."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2012 - Aug. 2014
Project summary: 

Zero Negative Software designed and developed two websites for a special events design company. They created the layout and graphics, added interactive features, and highlighted photography.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Boston, Massachusetts
Arthur Targontsidis
Former Director, Style Studio
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The websites more than tripled the client’s brand presence and earned praise from users, potential customers, and competitors. Zero Negative Software delivered high-quality design work that elevated the client in their market. They were timely, responsive, and professional throughout the project.

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 former director of Style Studio. We provided special events design and implementation services. The business has since been sold and folded into a completely different company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Zero Negative Software?

Another company had created our website, but we weren’t happy with the results or the experience. I engaged Zero Negative Software to develop a clean, fresh-looking site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The project started with a two-hour meeting between me and Max (Principal, Zero Negative Software). He listened to my vision and design needs as I told him what I wanted my website to do and look like. Based on that scope, he came back with a site that reflected our minimalist aesthetic. He designed the layout and graphics. 

Over the next year and a half, we added features to make the site engaging, interactive, and seamless. For example, images can enlarge when users click on them. Users can navigate between layers seamless without arriving at a dead end. We ran into a lot of glitches, so we spent the remaining six months fixing those before we launched.

Zero Negative Software also helped us create another website for a different company for furniture staging. It had an aesthetic connection to the first website, so it felt like a seamless transition merged under one company. 

What is the team composition?

We worked primarily with Max. 

How did you come to work with Zero Negative Software?

A mutual friend introduced me to Max in a social setting. I ran my website idea by him, and he said that he’d be happy to talk to me about it. It was a really organic process, which I liked—that’s the way most good relationships start, both business and otherwise.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $5,000–$8,000 on the first website. 

What is the status of this engagement?

The collaboration ran from January 2012 until August 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The website made a huge splash in our industry. Our brand recognition increased anywhere from threefold to fivefold. People were so impressed with the presentation and strength in our photography—the site’s background made our images pop. Potential customers went with us over our competitors because of how professional and engaging our website was. One of my competitors even copied us.

How did Zero Negative Software perform from a project management standpoint?

We never had a lot of issues with deadlines—things happened instantaneously with Zero Negative Software. Maybe it was because we had a strong vision and Zero Negative Software capitalized on it. But their processes seemed efficient. Every time we had a meeting about changing something, they got it done within 24–48 hours. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Compared to my previous provider, Zero Negative Software was so quick to deliver. They produced a surprising number of deliverables for such a small company. Their capabilities were more extensive than they appeared, and Max demonstrated a lot of integrity. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything I would change about the experience.

Any advice for potential customers?

Before any professional project with an outside company, make sure to sit down and outline your expectations to the creative team. If you have a clear vision that you can fully articulate, Max can translate it into a deliverable.

5.0
Overall Score It was magical to have a symbiotic relationship like this with someone who understood our vision. It doesn’t happen often.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We never had to set deadlines—they were so efficient in how they delivered on my requests.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We received excellent value for what Zero Negative Software did for us.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    It’s difficult to find someone that can take your design aesthetic and turn it around into something so beautiful and functional.