Chop Dawg

Think Partner, Not Agency | Let's Make It App'n!®

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Since 2009, we've partnered with startups and enterprises around the world to launch 400+ next-generation apps.

Our mission is to guide each company and entrepreneur that approaches us towards the right game plan for their venture's long-term success. Experts in digital product design, development and strategy, we offer set-rate pricing with dedicated project management to form a partnership businesses can rely on.

Over the last decade, Chop Dawg's passionate, remote-first US team has partnered with major brands like Siemens, Mister Softee, Wawa, LA Gear, Six Flags Great Adventure, Choice Home Warranty and countless startups to craft immersive digital experiences that put the end user first, and transform their business. Let's Make It App’n!®

Why Partner With Us? We operate in full transparency. Detailed project roadmaps and deliverable schedules, with quick response times. Regularly scheduled meetings to help keep you in the loop on your app's progress. All US-based project managers, developers, designers, and QA-testers — unless you decide to take advantage of cost savings with Chop Dawg's Alternate Development Model, and work with our offshore development team. Assistance on server infrastructure, product testing — even post-app launch support with our 30-Day Bug Warranty and 30-Day Maintenance Period. Need ongoing, reliable app maintenance post-launch? We have you covered — with our set-rate hourly service! We'll connect you with a dedicated developer or UI/UX designer as needed for $120 per hour. You set the cap on hours each month, and we'll be available to you for bug fixes, and standard maintenance.

Our Focus Includes:

  • Cross-Platform Apps for iOS, Android and Web
  • Emergent Technology (Mixed Reality, IoT, Voice, Wearables, Artificial Intelligence)
  • Product Strategy & Prototyping
  • User Experience (UI/ UX)
  • App Branding
  • WordPress Sites
  • Mobile Backend Engineering
  • App Analytics Integration
  • Quality Assurance (QA)
$150 - $199/hr
10 - 49
2009
Locations
United States
1703 N Howard St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
(800) 490-1476

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Chop Dawg Executive Interview

Joshua Davidson
Joshua Davidson
Founder & CEO
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Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
Here at Chop Dawg, we’ve built 300+ next-generation apps — from mobile and web apps to blockchain and A.I. technologies for startups, Fortune 500s, growing businesses, and non-profits around the globe. We work alongside each of our clients to “Make It App’n”, guiding them through the process of bringing their idea from conception to a launch-ready app. As CEO, it’s my job to ensure our team has the resources needed to help our clients thrive, and that we are always improving our services by identifying long-term opportunities to grow Chop Dawg, inside and out.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
When I founded Chop Dawg back in 2009 at the height of the last recession, I had the burning notion that small, local businesses needed a website to compete. So, I started designing websites. It was an idea that came to me suddenly in the basement of my childhood friend’s home (I was sixteen). But at the time, it was a novel idea and quite newsworthy, so I got some media attention and in just a few short years, Chop Dawg grew to a full-scale web design agency. But it was right around 2012, as the app store grew exponentially in popularity, that we decided to pivot from building just websites to building apps.

The idea for Chop Dawg has always been to meet the current technical needs of non-technical businesses. Non-technical businesses struggle to find, hire, train, and maintain designers and developers and so we want to be the partner that can provide everything at a fraction of the cost of hiring technical talent in-house.

Over the years, we’ve needed to adapt our business to meet those needs. The current demand is mobile apps, but that won’t be the demand tomorrow. Our mission is to address the technical needs of businesses that need our expertise the most. So I’m already studying how we can adapt our business as we head into the next decade to meet the emerging needs of the businesses and entrepreneurs we serve.
What are your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
Our app development model has always been 100% in-house. While I’m not against outsourcing (and we may even partner up with companies in the future) this needs to be done with care.

Whenever you bring a partner on board to handle an aspect of your services, you need to make sure that they are operating at your standard of quality. Having an in-house team has made quality control effortless for us,  and allowed our mutual desire for building the best quality apps to be our growing mission. Having an in-house design and development team here at Chop Dawg has also enabled our team to evolve and grow together over time, as many team members stick around for the long-term.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
Our unofficial motto is to “think partner, not agency”. We don’t want our clients to feel like they are working with an outside agency, but are truly working with a technical partner that has their backs.

Communication is the single most important factor here. If we were to outsource different operations, it would start to break down that feeling of 1:1 communication that our clients have with us now.

Compared to other agencies, our clients have told us that when working with us, they feel like they are the number one focus. And while we are working with a lot of clients at once, the key is to make sure that clients always feel like they are your #1 and (even more importantly) for the results to consistently show that, too.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?
Our core company mission is enabling those with a vision to take it from an idea, to a functional product of the highest quality; changing the way we interact with the world. We’ve never pigeonholed ourselves to any one industry, so we’ve been able to learn about and have our own unique technological impact across many different ones. Our process is extremely collaborative, as we rely on our client’s feedback and unique expertise, combined with our technical savvy to “Make It App’n!” So over the last ten years, working with companies across many industries creating apps, we’ve picked up a thing or two and have been able to pass on this knowledge and know-how to our clients as we go along! About half of our clients continue working with us even long after their app is launched.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a mobile app.
We carefully scope clients’ projects from start-to-finish by defining all of the design and development requirements before any contract is signed. Every single deliverable is discussed between our Director of Account Relationships, a hand-picked Project Manager, our designers, and our developers. We ask our prospective clients to provide the most amount of detail that they With that, our team uses our extensive experience building apps, which shapes their estimates on how much time each deliverable will take to complete.

We will determine that amount of extra time that might be needed just in case we run into issues like bugs. That is incorporated into the timeframe. A lot of applications have elements that are transferable to other applications. So the key is to have a repository of all the key functions our programmers have ever built so that we can understand how long it takes to build out specific functions, and how long it’ll take to implement any given project we are taking on.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a mobile app?
This largely depends on the size and scope of the app in question. While every app is different and comes with its own unique set of needs and features, we can estimate based on our experience the average app will take 2-3 months to design and 4-5 months to program. But so many factors can have an impact on project timeline, so we always try to prepare our clients and team to expect the unexpected.

As a team, we are always working to get things done faster without sacrificing quality. One of the keys to maintaining quality is having the frontend and backend team on the same page. There needs to be a great amount of thought, effort, and collaboration put into both sides of your app to ensure a cohesive product.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a mobile application?
How scalable does the app need to be and can the platform accomodate all of the functions that the client wants? I’m going to go into this in greater detail during our interview, but I believe that scalability is the single most important factor in determining what platform to go with. Think about where you want your application to be tomorrow, not just today.
Which platform do you suggest your clients to begin with when they approach you with an idea (Android or iOS) and why?
We always suggest React Native over separate builds for iOS or Android. Why not both, right? The conventional wisdom for building apps used to be that you need a different codebase for each platform. Javascript for Android apps. Swift for iOS apps. Ruby for web apps. This conventional wisdom made it so that, if you wanted to extend the reach of your app, you'd have to pay three times the cost.

Now, we can come up with beautiful, scale-able apps for clients that can do so much more for so much less money, which really brings down the cost of entry for businesses and non-technical entrepreneurs with a great app idea. The best part? Some of the most popular apps in the world today are built using React Native. So rest assured, your app is in good company.
Android or iOS, Native or Hybrid — which platform is best to use to build your app? What are your recommendations?
It’s most important to build an app that is scalable for what you’re trying to accomplish a year from now, and ten years from now.  That said, we recommend hybrid apps built using React Native for this exact reason in terms of cost, but it’s up to each client to research what’s the best platform for their app. While currently the most popular delivery method for apps is via smartphones, with 5G on the way, this will not be the case in just a few short years. Think about this: we can build an app that can be designed for VR (React 360), web, mobile, cars, and TV all using one codebase. That is why we are so bullish about building React Native apps for many of our clients today.

We are always researching what the next solution is going to be, too. It may not be that React Native is the most scalable solution even a year from now. But for now, it’s the most scalable.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a mobile application?
Everyone needs to be on the same page when it comes to the project scope, down to every single granular detail and function that will need to be on the application. There is a reason why our clients have pointed out that we provide some of the most in-depth proposals in our industry.

When prospective clients come to us, they mostly know what they want. But they don’t necessarily know what needs to go into making certain things happen and the technical specifics. So we first have them write out what we call a Book Of Genesis. Think of this as writing your app in plain-English rather than in code. We want our prospective clients to really think about every single granular detail that they want.

Our Director of Account Relationships then reviews this Book Of Genesis, and brings it over to our designers, developers, and project managers. That way they can all communicate with each other and determine the hours required, and therefore the cost for each individual project that comes our way.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone (could be in phases, months, versions etc.)
We are fixed cost and we split payments by the month, which corresponds with various milestones. If there are any delays on our side, we will not charge clients for that. We don’t want to be hourly because we don’t want clients to pay for our time, but for our results. That being said, when we think of our fixed cost, we are thinking about the features in the scope. So what we will tell prospective clients is the potential cost if they were to add or eliminate features.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
The average cost of an app ranges between $50k-$75K, with an MVP starting at $25K. For potential clients that don’t have that kind of money to spend up-front, we always recommend going for a non-functional prototype (NFP). NFPs are more of an entry-level service, where we stop at the product flows but also make them interactive. Think of this like an app without a brain. This way, clients can demonstrate their apps if they need to raise money or get proof of concept. These NFPs typically cost $10K-$20K to create and once clients are ready to move forward with programming, the design is already done. This saves on future programming costs because the design has been built with programming in mind already!
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2018?
In 2018, we built apps that were between $25K and $250K. In 2019, we built apps that were between $35K and $300K.
Which business model do you suggest to your clients enabling them to generate revenue from mobile applications? Why?
Think about how your business would generate revenue if you DIDN’T have a mobile application. Besides for all of the traditional ways of monetizing your app, from subscriptions to microtransactions, the healthiest businesses that I see making apps are those that use them to augment their business.

The business can exist without an app, but an app helps them scale their operations, delight their customers, and bring in new ones. For businesses that rely on their apps as their sole source of income, though, I would say that the most promising models are subscriptions and B2B sales. What I mean by B2B is that you create an app that is a software as a service (SaaS) for other businesses.
Kindly share your feedback on how GoodFirms has been doing so far in increasing your visibility among potential clients.
So far GoodFirms has given us good exposure and traffic to our site.

Chop Dawg Clients & Portfolios

Slay by Mari Fitness
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Slay by Mari Fitness
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$50001 to $100000
27 weeks
Travel & Lifestyle

Mari Fitness wanted to engage their million strong social media fanbase via their own unique mobile platform.

The team at Mari Fitness, led by fitness entrepreneur and well-known healthy lifestyle influencer Mari Llewellyn, approached us with an entirely new vision of how they wanted to engage with their community. Over the years, Mari and her team have put countless hours into building a brand that millions of people meaningfully engage with every year — but they had never ventured into the mobile app space. Enter the all-new Slay app to usher in the next generation of the Mari Fitness guides. Slay not only provides a “handy” version of their current site's features, it also gives users a new, more convenient way to map out and enjoy their fitness journey. Users have quick access and it's easier than ever to keep track of their gym guides and watch exercise videos while they workout. The Slay App made its debut to the App Store Top Ten within twenty-four hours of its initial launch, and hit #3 at its peak on Google Play under health and fitness.

Messaging plays a crucial role in keeping users accountable throughout the fitness journey.

Notifications and in-app messaging needed to be uplifting, fun and embody the Mari Fitness brand voice. Throughout the mobile app, there are all sorts of engaging ways for users to track ongoing progress, goals, and personal stats. Crafting an uplifting message overall, because it helps keep users motivated and active on the app. From a usability standpoint, the Slay app has a lot of elements encouraging daily use. Besides the robust exercise and daily nutrition knowledge base, users can also browse and purchase available supplements and other workout gear courtesy of Mari Fitness. Slay app users can proactively complete their workout routines, launching it daily for Mari's trusted workout guidance, while tracking their progress, and sharing photos to social media — all in one place.

Steps Insitu
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$50001 to $100000
52 weeks
Healthcare & Medical

Steps Insitu is a training application built for nurses in the NICU to teach them how to handle high-pressure situations while making the right decisions to save lives.

Steps Insitu serves as a dashboard for trainers to use to monitor learners’ actions and display outcomes while recording these actions for the team to debrief at the completion of the scenario. The platform won best overall and most innovative at the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s 2021 IMSH Delivers conference.

Mister Softee
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40 weeks
Food & Beverages

Take a few moments, close your eyes, and visualize the most perfect hot summer day. Odds are, you start to hear a jingle in your head. You know the one.

The one that plays on the neighborhood ice cream truck. That vision you’re having is pretty common for people in the United States. And it is all thanks to one brand that has been around since the 1950s, Mister Softee. Mister Softee is the largest franchiser of soft ice cream trucks in the United States. With over 600 trucks and over 350 franchises operating in fifteen different states (plus internationally), Mister Softee is more than just a brand. They're a staple in modern day culture and a classic fixture to any child's, family's, or adult’s summer.

Mister Softee wants to reach their next generation of customers through mobile.

Understanding that almost every child, teenager, and adult has a smartphone at their disposal, Mister Softee wanted to leverage this opportunity. Mister Softee wanted to create a mobile application that will allow anyone to see, in real-time, where a truck is, where it is going, and how close it is to them. Customers will potentially never miss their favorite ice cream truck again. They can track where a truck is and receive notifications when one is nearby. Trucks will be using geolocation devices and connect to customers’ geolocations at home or on the go.

The mobile application also provides a localized menu for each region that Mister Softee serves. Customers have the chance to pick out which menu items they want in advance. The mix of these two incredible functionalities means that Mister Softee franchises can see an increase in revenue from more informed customers. Furthermore, franchises will enjoy a quicker turnaround at each location since customers will be better prepared to order. This will lead to quicker lines, more returning customers over the course of a season, and better experiences. This equals more revenue and happier customers!

Cuzzo Trivia
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$100001 to $500000
32 weeks
Art, Entertainment & Music

One of the leading media personalities in Philadelphia sports, Anthony Gargano came to Chop Dawg to launch a trivia app centered around sports fandom.

Anthony has an insiders view of what fans, teams, and sponsors want. On-air midday host at 97.5 The Fanatic, Anthony Gargano (or Cuz for short) came to Chop Dawg with an idea for an app called Cuzzo Trivia. Launching first in the Philadelphia sports market, Cuzzo is a sports trivia app looking to draft hardcore fans to prove their team fandom and compete in a Winner-Take-All prize system. Cuzzo's established network of local advertisers and sponsors offer up real prizes to winning fans, keeping ongoing user engagement high to power in-app ad monetization.

In-app sponsorship and advertising opportunities are key to powering Cuzzo’s monetization and gameplay strategy.

The Cuzzo app can host sponsored contests and show advertisements throughout the app and during game play. Everything that happens on this application is tracked for sponsors and advertisers. Who interacts with their ads? How often are they seen? What is their demographic? What prizes did users select that they want if they win? Sponsors can also take advantage of Cuzzo’s geolocation features for local-only events to encourage competitors to compete right from their own venue (post-Covid19, of course). Cuzzo Trivia can also tie in real-time trivia games with on-air radio, thanks to Anthony's engaged show fanbase.

From day one release, Chop Dawg built the Cuzzo sports trivia app to be scalable.

While the application is taking a local-approach first in the Philadelphia sports market, Cuzzo will be able to introduce more daily free-style trivia contests to other sports-crazed cities across the United States, and the globe. We built the platform's ecosystem to cater to future partnerships with live television, the leagues themselves, and other incredible vendors.

Innovative Vending Solutions
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$50001 to $100000
20 weeks
Consumer Products

Innovative Vending Solutions is the premier vendor of massage chairs, with a portfolio of more than 5,500+ chairs in over 500 mall properties, 29 airport locations, and 100+ travel plazas throughout North America.

Innovative is the nationally exclusive tenant with almost all the major property management groups, distinguishing themselves as the operator of choice for the massage chair concept. Innovative Vending Solutions also offers Zoomaroo; the most state-of-the-art stroller rides in the marketplace. Zoomaroo is a colorful, contemporary ride that children of all ages cannot resist. They provide practical features the consumer has come to expect in the modern marketplace; cup-holders, handles, trays, all elements that parents love. Innovative is looking to bring a modern-day consumer experience in the palm of their customers’ hands.

Innovative is building an application for their loyal customers to get the best experience possible from their product offerings.

Fans of their massage vending chairs can not only complete a transaction all through the phone they will have the ability to control their experience on the chairs, too. With full customization, customers of Innovative can manage where they are receiving a massage on the chair, the pressure of the chair, and even the duration of the massage. Innovative is building an application for the customer to get the best experience possible from their product offerings. On the stroller side of things, parents and guardians of young children will have more accessibility and ease than ever before. With the ability to view in real-time what inventory is available and, through an easy-to-use QR code, parents will be able to activate a stroller to begin using right from the app. 

The app introduces a new loyalty reward program, where customers of Innovative products can earn discounts, promotion codes, free massages and rides.

LA Gear
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$10001 to $50000
15 weeks
Retail

A beloved American lifestyle brand, LA Gear wanted a dance-workout app to bring their retro-inspired shoes and apparel to a new generation.

The Greater Than Dance app brings fun, competitive workouts to users, with professional dancers featured amid in-app browsing of LA Gear’s merchandise.

Users can track their workout progress from a dedicated user profile, and compete with other dancers in weekly and monthly sponsored challenges. The app also includes a community component, with message boards dedicated to users sharing their workout progress and connecting with other LA Gear fans. In between dances, users can browse LA Gear’s available merchandise, and place orders directly from the app. A prototype today — coming one day very soon the App Store and Google Play.

Village Pledge
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$50001 to $100000
40 weeks
Financial & Payments

Village Pledge is a gateway for everyday individuals to kick in pledges for HBCU graduates.

In the Spring of 2019, multi-billionaire Robert Smith made an incredible promise during his commencement speech at Morehouse College. He would donate approximately $40 million to pay off the entire student loan debt of the graduating class. This announcement immediately went viral, sending shockwaves throughout the media. The announcement did more than just elicit cheers and media inquiries however, it also inspired entrepreneurs Jeffrey Reeves and Claude Dixon. They began conceptualizing an easy-to-use model for the everyday individual to have a hand in empowering the next generation of HBCU graduates. 

The key when building Village Pledge was to offer users a variety of accessible donation options.

With a few taps, a user can select an HBCU (or more than one) of their choice, connect a payment source, and contribute via a simple “round-up” feature. Users can also set up a recurring dollar amount at the interval of their choice, or even make one-time donations. Then, at the end of a year (or as needed) they can review a summary of how much help they were able to provide.

While browsing Village Pledge, users can learn more about the HBCU of their choice.

The app also serves as a gateway for users to learn more about the HBCUs and its graduates to which they are contributing. Background on academics programs, extracurricular activities and campus life, any social media presence and contact information. Chop Dawg designed the app so users can easily see how much they have contributed. The color system shows users whether or not their donations are still active, and they have the option to make changes at any point and set the donation increment as low as they want.

Barkly Pets
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$50001 to $100000
34 weeks
Hospitality

Offering services in New York City, Washington DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, Barkly Pets has become one of the largest dog walking services in the US.

Since 2015, Barkly Pets has been on a mission to help our four-legged best friends. They came to Chop Dawg looking to build a web app companion to their existing mobile app, alongside an app-redesign.

By providing background checks and professional, highly-trained dog walkers, dog owners can be assured that their four-legged companions will get the exercise, socialization, and attention needed for a long, happy life. Part of the scalability plan behind Barkly is to bring their mobile app experience to the desktop, through a beautiful yet easy-to-use responsive website application.

We built the entire frontend through the ReactJS framework for the Barkly team to then take over.

Chop Dawg assisted the Barkly Pets team with bringing their mobile application experience to desktop. The entire frontend web application was fully designed and programmed, ready for the Barkly Pets team to take-over and begin implementing their backend logic and APIs.

As Barkly Pets continues to aggressively grow, they've begun investing in new ways to capture more potential customers.

Chop Dawg worked with Barkly Pets to make sure that their website application was beautiful, easy-to-use, and scalable. We also painstakingly re-designed their existing mobile app to match their new web app. Scalability was always important to keep in mind throughout this process, as they were expanding their dog walking capabilities in their existing cities and future growth cities. To keep things scalable without being dependent on Chop Dawg, Barkly Pets was provided with a design library, the completed programming in ReactJS, and a detailed JSDoc containing relevant programming documentation.

Overcoming MS
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$50001 to $100000
45 weeks
Healthcare & Medical

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS) is a global charity with a growing community of people from around the world who are making lifestyle changes to help manage their symptoms and live well with multiple sclerosis (MS).

They’ve developed invaluable free resources and guides over the years for those living with MS, all built around the OMS 7-Step Recovery Program developed by Professor George Jelinek. Their mission-driven work teaches that with commitment to the right lifestyle changes, there is the real probability that many people with MS can live long, healthy lives, relatively free of the usual problems associated with the illness. The promise of the Overcoming MS app means a more interactive, easier way for their global community to access these proven methods for living a healthy lifestyle with MS — from managing diet and exercise, to supplements, medicines, even meditation.

Overcoming MS has a rich background of supporting individuals with MS and their loved ones as a charitable organization.

With our teams working together, we can now provide a powerful app that puts these resources (and more) directly into a user’s hands. With the Overcoming MS app, users can quickly and easily build (then keep track of) a routine for care, eventually becoming confident enough to graduate from the app and apply their knowledge to their daily life. We also built a state-of-the-art admin backend to easily track metrics and organize existing and new content to help users live well and feel better.

The app provides in-depth guides to nutrition, medicine, and wellness measures designed to help those living with MS feel their best.

The app is free and set to expand upon an already thriving network of resources and community support built for those living with MS, and their loved ones. Users can get specific, easy-to-follow directions on their care and maintaining their wellness. They can also reach out to the OMS community for support. 

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Siler Chapman

Responsive Services and Highly recommendable

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$10001 to $50000

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The team is responsive and makes changes until we are happy. The team’s responsive service, accommodating approach, and timely deliveries make them a strong long-term partner. ChopDawg.com adheres to the budget and vision for the solution. Their ability to grasp niche business needs distinguishes them from other vendors.

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Mobile App Development

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

I haven't found anything yet on this!

Brian Marchese

Outstanding work done by them!

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In Progress

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The team at Chop Dawg excels and providing excellent service and guidance. It has been a pleasuer working with them

What was the project name that you have worked with Chop Dawg?

Outstanding.

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Mobile App Development, Bot Development

Haigaz Kazazian

Premio

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$0 to $10000

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Came to Chop Dawg to help our startup Premio, develop the prototype of the gamin app we are creating. The process was simple and easy because the group at Chop Dawg made it. Simply put, you work with people who know what they are doing and are an absolute joy to work with.

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Mobile App Development

Dominic Davidson

Cofounder and CTO of GyftMasters

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ChopDawg under the leadership of Joshua Davidson(CEO of ChopDawg) is great. A great company to partner with for startup companys looking to have an integrated app and web presence in the marketplace. They not only develop your app and website, but also provide you guidelines on how to structure it properly for optimum impact. I would highly recommend ChopDawg for all your app and website needs.

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E-commerce Development

Paul Richard Zawierka

Over and above my expectations

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$50001 to $200000

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After interviewing various app agencies I only had 1 left on my list of firms I wanted to entrust to redesign and build out my vision. ChopDawg's tagline is "Think of us not as your agency, but as your technical partner + team" and I think that pretty much sums up how I feel about my business relationship with them. We are always on the same page and communications between my team and theirs is flawless. With all that being said, we are pre-launch, and I will update this review after the app has been out in the real world for a while.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, E-commerce Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Communication and attention to detail.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Just keep doing what you're doing.

Jim Camut

Quick, Thorough and Diligent

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Our experience with Chop Dawg was very professional. We worked with them on two web projects: one was a set of landing page templates and the other was a robust web app. Throughout the entire process the communication was on-point and they were very thorough in the planning and execution of each phase. On the web app project we needed it to move extremely fast and they delivered on that promise, which impressed our team. What's great about Chop Dawg is that there are no surprises. You get exactly what you plan for. We're looking forward to engaging Chop Dawg in more projects, and it's great to know we have a trustworthy and dependable firm to count on.

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Web Development

Jeff Goodwin

MyCocun online counseling platform

Rating Breakdown

  • Quality
  • Schedule & Timing
  • Communication
  • Overall Rating

Project Detail

$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

ChopDawg is designing and developing a two-sided platform app for our digital therapy startup. They have been a tremendous help in developing and fleshing out the product. I needed a partner that would push back on bad ideas or potential time wastes. A team that believed in our mission and was just as driven to solve a problem as we were. It's easy to find an agency to heads down code your vision with no input. They are a dime a dozen. If you are looking for a true development partner that offers critical thinking, inovative ideas and is cimitted to your vision, you could not pick a better agency.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Software Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

I’m very pleased with ChopDawg's project management and structured approach. They've led us through this project consistently matching, if not exceeding our effort and commitment.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

I have no complaints at all. ChopDawg.com has done a great job. Josh promised that his team would keep up with my level of enthusiasm, and they have every step of the way.

Wayne Wilson

5 star service!

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  • Quality
  • Schedule & Timing
  • Communication
  • Overall Rating

Project Detail

$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

I worked with Chop Dawg back in 2015 and was extremely pleased with the quality of the product they produced and the level of service my team and I received. It's one thing to have a firm build out an app for you, but Chop Dawg was great about providing us with feedback and insights to ensure that our company was successful. They really operate as though they are a part of your team and I appreciated that. They hop in the trenches with you!

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Friendly yet always professional. Also they always have a really fast response time!

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

NA

Michael Shepherd

Solid Experience

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  • Schedule & Timing
  • Communication
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Review Summary

Our company has chosen Chopdawg to design and develop an app for us that will make the lives of restaurant owners much easier. We are actually wrapping up the end of our second non-functioning prototype right now and getting ready to move into development. Everything has been great. Solid design work, responsive to our feedback, communicative, and on schedule. Looking forward to the same expereince through development.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

Brooks Carmean

Top Notch Service

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  • Schedule & Timing
  • Communication
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Review Summary

ChopDawg helped bring an app idea to life (and much more). They took my simple idea and mapped out every single screen, working hard to make sure I was 100% satisfied every step of the way. The end result was a Non-Functional Prototype, and I couldn’t be happier.

Anyone that I had communication with at ChopDawg made themselves very accessible to answer any questions. They were a perfect fit for me.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

Emilio La Fontaine

Great firm to work with highly recommend

Rating Breakdown

  • Quality
  • Schedule & Timing
  • Communication
  • Overall Rating

Project Detail

$50001 to $200000

Review Summary

ChopDawg.com produced a set of deliverables that exceeded the client's high expectations and fulfilled precise requirements. They allocated a full-fledged group of resources with comprehensive design and development capabilities. The team was remarkably accommodating and supportive. The work ChopDawg.com has done for us is tremendous. I don't have any complaints at all, which is especially impressive because as a designer, I'm a highly detailed-oriented person with highly specific expectations.

What service was provided as part of the project?

E-commerce Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Great communication, young and highly available to provide answers to questions that may arise.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

The overall experience is great, I would keep striving for even greater details on development timeless, but once we asked for it it was provided. We highly highly recommend the Chopdawg team.

Mark Pirichian

Ultimately a truly great and fun experience working with ChopDawg

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  • Schedule & Timing
  • Communication
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Review Summary

ChopDawg made the whole experience so easy and fun. I learned a lot about myself and the whole process while working with them. They are very quick, met every deadline asked for and make you very comfortable throughout the whole experience. Could not have asked for a better company to work with and I'd recommend them to anyone starting out on building an application. The whole team is very kind, helpful, and always responsive. Beyond grateful to have worked with them.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

Rett Alcott

Clear Communication, Upfront Pricing, and Expert Techincal Knowledge

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  • Quality
  • Schedule & Timing
  • Communication
  • Overall Rating

Project Detail

$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

After talking to several shops it quickly became apparent that Chop Dawg was the right choice. We had gotten burned by a previous shop based on a recommendation and wanted to avoid the same mistakes. Chop Dawg did a great job of taking the time to lear about our product and what we wanted it to enable our users to do. They provided detailed information on how they planned to go about solving those problems, how much it would cost and an estimated timeline. We met twice a week via video conference in addition to more frequent emails. We have had a great experience working with them to build our product and we look forward to working with them again and we would highly recommend them.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Web Development

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

Upfront pricing, clear communication, expertise and understanding of product goals and advising on best ways to achieve those.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

More dedicated QA person for a more thorough testing

Pearce Vazquez

SpotScore's Experience

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  • Quality
  • Schedule & Timing
  • Communication
  • Overall Rating

Project Detail

$200000+

Review Summary

Chop Dawg has been amazing to work with! They're team has been incredibly easy to work with and gone above and beyond at every step of the way. The model that they have for working with startup companies should be adopted by more companies looking to do business with entrepreneurs and small businesses. Delivery and execution has been flawless. I recommend that anyone who is looking to turn an idea or dream into a solution to engage Chop Dawg immediately.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, App Designing (UI/UX), Big Data & BI

What is it about the company that you appreciate the most?

What I like most about Chop Dawg is their dedication to continuous improvement and knowledge/expertise within their field.

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

Flow charts and detailing every potential screen one may need to consider is an opportunity for improvement.

William Fraser II MBA

ChopDawg is the Lead Dawg

Rating Breakdown

  • Quality
  • Schedule & Timing
  • Communication
  • Overall Rating

Project Detail

$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

From the initial meeting, to the proposal and ultimately through the entire working relationship, they delivered. Josh and his team were excellent and an incredible pleasure to work with. The collaboration around the design and functionality of what my team was looking for was met every step of the way. We had considered a number of firms going in but ended up working with ChopDawg and we couldn't have made a better decision. The quality and value they delivered was unmatched.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development