Utility

5.00/5 (8 Reviews)

Crafting award-winning mobile and web apps

Utility specializes in crafting custom mobile applications and web software with innovative partners, from startup ventures to Fortune 500 brands. Founded by digital leaders from companies like Major League Baseball and McCann Erickson, Uti ... Read more
$150 - $199/hr
United States, United States
50 - 249
2013
Utility
5.00/5 (8 Reviews)
Crafting award-winning mobile and web apps
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Great mobile app developers making high quality products with clients
Reviewed 1 day, 7 hours ago by Katy Aucoin
Role: CEO & Founder at Dearduck
I am the CEO of Dearduck, an app that takes the guesswork out of gifting by working with consumer preferences. We had done a lot of testing and research in the market. It's a huge untapped market. We understood that lack of information was the root cause of the problem we were trying to solve, but we didn't know what we wanted to build exactly or how. We needed a partner that could help us build our product. Utility helped us take an MVP approach and figure out what we needed to know so that we could solve our problem without overbuilding. Utility took us from concept to wireframes and the development of our MVP. There are different complex backend layers to our app for gathering preferences and learning about a user's relationship with each of their connections, extending from friends and family to co-workers. We focus on hyper-personalization and integrate with different technologies for passing on repayments for retailers. We haven't gone over budget in any of our projects. If anything, we came under the projected amounts. My success with Utility has been measured by their ability to reach and fix any issues.
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Mobile App Development
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Utility always delivers, and they’re one step ahead so you don’t have to worry
Reviewed 2 days, 5 hours ago by Remy Sylvan
Role: Product Design Lead at FITCH
I was working at the time for an agency that was managing the music artist Usher. We had a couple of digital products that needed to be made, so we contacted Utility. Their main objective was to develop the core application for the upcoming music tour. We had a partnership with Target where we were hosting 4D content and experiences, and we also sold merchandise where users could get exclusive content while Usher was in town. There are special messages and notifications for fans, and he also sold certain exclusive and limited merchandise. At the time, he was releasing videos and music, so we could also host all of this content on the app as well. We needed mobile apps and a backend built, which is where Utility came in. The development cycle was pretty seamless. The app got about 3 million worldwide downloads over the course of the 8 months he was on tour. I’ve worked with a lot of dev shops, but Utility is my favorite because they’re able to dissect requirements and put them into actual tasks to make a great product in a timely manner. Their adaptability left a huge impression. It seemed like the entire team was behind me. I’ve worked with 10 different dev shops during my experience, and Utility remains on top.
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Platform buildout in record time, with high quality work!
Reviewed 5 days, 6 hours ago by Dan Rozgony
Role: Senior Account Director at Verizon (at Civic Entertainment Group)
We’re a big experiential marketing company based in NYC. We needed a digital provider for a large project we were working on for a global Telecom brand of ours, so Utility was selected to handle all things digital design and tech. There was a global event coming up, so we needed an entire online experience and platform (mobile and web) for the large-scale conference which brought users together in one place. Utility was instrumental in helping us work through all of the challenges. Utility built the online meeting schedule tool for our clients to use for meetings, cancellations, additions to the calendar, and other functionalities. They created a seamless on-site process. The robust registration portal they built also had a reporting site, so it was important for us to see who was registered for what. It was a robust product due to its flexibility and ability to allow us to make changes, launch communications, and have an easily-viewable and manipulatable check-in sheet for the on-site process. The portals were also optimized for mobile. The entire project was a collaborative effort, but Utility provided tons of insight and creative thinking. They balanced the project with a budget and what they thought was reasonable. It exceeded some of the work we’ve received in the past. They performed well and were always on top of things.

What do you like most about the company?

We’ve worked with some good companies in the past, but we like Utility because of their boutique size and intimate attention. They’re very hands-on, and make the client feel like they’re really invested in their business. We’re very happy with their work, and the feedback was very good.

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Utility is the best, I wouldn’t work with anyone else
Reviewed 1 week, 2 days ago by Michael Ricciardi
Role: CEO at Mercury Capital Advisors
We hired Utility to rebuild our digital products and create a digital platform where people could invest in securities. We were out of our element with the work, so we knew we had to partner with an external agency. We had our own view of what we wanted it all to look like, and we worked with Utility so that they could capture the appropriate vision for it. I would say that they nailed it. That project required a huge amount of time and attention because it involved lots of different legal jurisdictions, tax implications, and regulatory considerations, all of which had to be constructed, in my view, with the appropriate connectivity, aesthetics, functionality and so forth. Our digital platform has gotten kudos as one of the top two or three on Wall Street. Utility is the greatest.
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Top to bottom a very talented group of mobile specialists
Reviewed 1 week, 2 days ago by Ryan Hegenberger
Role: President & Co-Founder at UrLife
UrLife Media takes user-generated content, gives is a custom narrative, and packages it in the style of a movie trailer, with custom stories, professional voiceovers, graphics, and visual effects. We do this by using actual, human editors, and not an algorithm. We needed a mobile technology platform which could help facilitate growth in this segment. The product we needed to create was unique in that it would move large amounts of video data across the web. It needed to be as user-friendly, intuitive and efficient as possible. We talked to a few companies early on and found that we weren't getting what we needed. Utility came from a few good references. We're based in LA, while Utility is New-York-based. Utility wanted to understand what our end result needed to be, and they helped shape it along the way. Utility built everything on both our site and our apps. With the first two companies we talked to, we had no framework for our project. Utility imagined everything from scratch. They did a ton of heavy lifting in order to get us to where we are. Utility has been instrumental in translating what we were asking for into an actual product, but also providing some education to us as far as how things are built and what the timelines are. From a responsiveness point of view, Utility was always there for us.
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Services include: UX Strategy & Design, User Interface, Research & Discovery, Android & iOS Mobile Development, Web & App Development, QA & Deployment, AR, VR & AI. 

About Utility

Utility specializes in crafting custom mobile applications and web software with innovative partners, from startup ventures to Fortune 500 brands. Founded by digital leaders from companies like Major League Baseball and McCann Erickson, Utility is built by folks that have been on the other side of the table. We're made up of digital product strategists, user experience designers, and top-tier software engineers. 

Key Clients

Airbnb, NBA, Samsung partnering with Lil Wayne, Verizon, DirecTV, Target featuring Usher, Mount Sinai partnering with The Bezos Family Foundation, TOOR (Shark Tank), Stride Gum (Mondelez), AVP Pro Beach Volleyball, SirenMD (University of Miami), UrLife (Happy Madison Productions), Bleacher Report partnering with Jim Beam, Winq by Khloe Kardashian, Women Deliver, MLB and P&G.

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Healthcare & Medical
$500000+
52 Weeks
Gaming
$50001 to $100000
12 Weeks
Advertising & Marketing
$50001 to $100000
12 Weeks
Art, Entertainment & Music
$100001 to $500000
36 Weeks
Social
$100001 to $500000
52 Weeks
Telecommunication
$50001 to $100000
20 Weeks
Gaming
$100001 to $500000
26 Weeks
Healthcare & Medical
$100001 to $500000
52 Weeks
Social
$100001 to $500000
26 Weeks
Art, Entertainment & Music
NBA
$100001 to $500000
26 Weeks
Real Estate
$100001 to $500000
52 Weeks
Hospitality
$100001 to $500000
26 Weeks
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West 45th Street , NYC , New York 10036
United States
(212) 328-1167
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