Overview
$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
2014
Creole Studios is a top rated web, mobile and cloud app design and development studio with 35+ workforce serving clients in 20+ countries. Our team is expert in providing mobile apps, web apps and cloud apps in a different of modern technologies. We are bound to provide creative and innovative mobile business strategies. By leveraging our industry-wide experience and technology expertise, we assist our clients increase business profits. We identify new growth opportuniti

Creole Studios is a top rated web, mobile and cloud app design and development studio with 35+ workforce serving clients in 20+ countries. Our team is expert in providing mobile apps, web apps and cloud apps in a different of modern technologies. We are bound to provide creative and innovative mobile business strategies. By leveraging our industry-wide experience and technology expertise, we assist our clients increase business profits. We identify new growth opportunities into new business sectors and markets. Our goal is to provide the best app development services that give a lifetime success.

Key Clients

Trident FC, Unibuy, Khalsa Aid Org, Wahida Finlay Hypnotherapy, Binacor LLC, Varomatic, Aetrex, activeLife USA, meatballerz, swimscarf, foot.com, Warner music, Aetrextechnology, footprints.aetrex.com, Pret-a-dress, B1G1, CultureTruck, Shotz7, MarieDiamond, CheckMyTension, Go Yellow boots, Impact Now, Relaxis, Amibalanced, Fast Focus, Madison Partners, Qs Flies, Homex, Status maids, Asgtg, TDAP, NYonAir, indoor smokers, Panduit

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India
Creole Studios
A404 Ratnaakar Nine Square Opp Kehshavbaug party plot, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015
+91 79 40086120
Focus Area
Service Focus
  • Software Development
  • Web Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • App Designing (UI/UX)
  • Cloud Computing Services
  • DevOps
  • Digital Marketing
  • E-commerce Development
  • IT Services
  • Other
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Client Focus
  • Small Business(< $10M)
  • Large Business(> $1B)
  • Medium Business($10M - $1B)
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Industries Focus
  • Real Estate
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Information Technology
  • Art, Entertainment & Music
  • Designing
  • Education
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Customer Reviews
4.8 (30 Reviews)

Five Star Experience!

Bernard Ang
posted on 25/7/17
I have worked with Creole Studios on a 8 months project and would like to share what a delightful experience it has been. Not only did they deliver very creditable quality, they managed to keep the project to the timeline discussed. The follow up was prompt and project management was dedicated. It was a large team I worked with and every Creole Studios touch point was excellent and professional. Of course, the project is still on going, in terms of minor debugging and after production service but I have faith Creole will continue to be best in class and deliver. I would like to thank Dip, Anant who spearheaded the project, along with special thanks for Bhargav, Jignesh and Jasmin. It is a special team right here and they should accept this pat on the back for a great job done. I am looking forward to my continued partnership with Creole.
Project Details
Web Development
posted on 25/7/17
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A reliable outsourcing development support team

S
posted on 26/10/17
The team is very supportive and helpful in development advisory aspect. They will try to understand clients' needs and provide appropriate solutions for us. Also, they are very honest about what they are specialized. They will take tasks they can do. Don't like some of Indian outsourcing companies that cheat to obtain the project opportunities. For those companies, they will always mess you up in the end. Their teammates are also helpful and most of time will put extra effort into tasks too. This is what I really appreciated and they're also highly recommended to someone looking for their profession.

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

Corporate culture, keep their promises of what to do, good on advisory aspect too

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

More resources could be put on testing aspects.

Project Details
Mobile App Development
$0 to $10000
posted on 26/10/17
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Re-building work on a poorly constructed MVP was excellent

Richard A. Hall
posted on 25/11/19
This team did a remarkable job on re-building a website for us that was built by another firm with far too complex plugins and workflows that ground us to a halt. Our Wordpress Team Lead, was nothing but credible, reliable, responded immediately to urgent concerns, and valued every dollar we spent.
We ended up with a product that was beautifully rendered across many devices and could scale with our imminent rapid growth. as we were getting ready for a national launch. I HIGHLY recommend this company for your Wordpress site needs and would gladly use them again at any time, Thanks to all of you who worked on our project.
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Web Designing (UI/UX)
$0 to $10000
posted on 25/11/19
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Do NOT use this company!

L
posted on 30/10/20
Do NOT use this company!! They take your money then do NOT finish the job they verbally contracted for. Because they're in India, you have NO recourse if you're U.S. based. I understand this is not unusual with India based I.T. companies. I was told, "Oh, the person I had working on your job quit and I have no one else who can do it". The good reviews on here are probably from their employees!
Project Details
App Designing (UI/UX)
posted on 30/10/20
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Amazing Php Pros

shalin jirawla
posted on 5/4/18
Got the chance to collaborate with Anant and team for a full stack Php project. And believe me, they have amazing LAMP developers who interpret my requirement well. I liked the way they contribute to each of my Sprints and deliver tasks in the estimate timeline. I would like to work with creole again.

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

No nonsense and to the point approach.

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

Nothing. They are balanced.

Project Details
Web Development
$10001 to $50000
posted on 5/4/18
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Wordpress Website Theme Update and Order Automation Flows

M
posted on 26/3/21
Creole Studios is a great agency run by great people. I needed to update my Wordpress site’s theme, and automate the order processing, and they were able to get it done for me quickly and efficiently. I would recommend them to anyone out there.

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

They are professional, and know what they are doing with the website.

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

Trying to improve their availability to improve timelines, and handle other tasks.

Project Details
Web Designing (UI/UX)
$0 to $10000
posted on 26/3/21
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A Good Team-friendly Mobile Developer

M
posted on 16/9/21
Nirmal is friendly, hardworking and a good team player. Nice to have a colleague like him.. working on the same project and in the same team. As a Mobile Developer & Lead, he always ready to assist the team in any possible way. And deliver the items assigned to him on time. Looking forward to continue working with him and sharing the responsibilities together as team members
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Mobile App Development
posted on 16/9/21
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Just what I was looking for

Joanne Blake
posted on 5/7/17
After being messed around by two other website companies I almost gave up on my plans for business I then came across Creole Studios and they were great and did the job to a high standard, the communitcation and did what I ask for and more very impressed with the finished job. www.swimscarf.co.uk
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Web Development
posted on 5/7/17
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Serious company - always there for customer!

Philipp Nemann
posted on 5/4/18
Dip is a very good architect and creole studios has very good developers.
They also work a bit more without charging extra.

So far the best company i ever worked with.

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

The architekt DIP and the developers

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

So far nothing.

Project Details
Mobile App Development
$0 to $10000
posted on 5/4/18
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Executive Interview
Dip Dhingani
Dip Dhingani
Co-Founder & CEO, Creole Studios
Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the company?
Creole Studios is a software design & development studio that focuses on building bespoke software systems on mobile, web, and cloud platforms. We work with clients across the globe, be it start-ups, SMEs, or large corporations. We built apps and systems based on what they need and how their business functions.
My role at the company includes overseeing the high-ticket, top priority projects, and coordinating with those clients. Along with that, I lead the business analysis and design teams to set a precedence on our creative and engineering levels. Lastly, I implement the company’s growth strategy and annual plan by working with the department heads of technical departments, talent acquisition team & accounting department.
What was the idea behind starting this organization?
The idea behind the company was simple: Build software that makes a difference. However small or big the difference might be, it needs to make an impact. There are several software services companies out there today doing the same type of work that we do. But most of them would do any project that is offered to them. They want to ship the product and not care much about its end value for the customer that’s paying money for it. We set up our studio to build products that ensure that the customer gets the worth of the money that he spent on our services.
What are your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
We’re an in house design & development team. All our processes from conceptualization, design, development, testing, & deployment are done within our studio by our team members. We do collaborate with third-party vendors as and when a project requires us to do so. But mostly the production is carried out within our offices.
How is your business model beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other companies' models?
Most companies in our domain follow either a fixed cost model and an hourly billed model. In a fixed cost model, companies quote a lump sum price for the entire project, and when the project is stretched, they are in a loss, and hence, they lose interest in the project, which deteriorates the quality of work. In hourly billed projects, teams get extra comfortable and take the client for granted. They even bill the client for the time they take for resolving the bugs, which isn’t appropriate. Why should the client pay for the mistakes that you made?
Our business model ensures that neither of these scenarios occurs on our end. If we take a fixed cost project, we work out a payment installment structure based on deliverables. Thus, the client releases the payment only when they get some deliverable from our end. This way we ensure that they don’t end up paying more, and it also keeps us motivated to deliver on time to ensure that our cash flow doesn’t get choked up due to our internal delays. For hourly projects, we never bill the clients for our bugs. Our timesheets mention the billable and non-billable hours separately, so all our clients are well aware of the time we spent building their system and the time it took us to resolve all the bugs. All those hours that we on rectifying issues is our internal burn. That’d motivate us to keep our processes efficient so that the burn rate as low as possible.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?
We’ve worked with businesses from several different industries. Some of our premium clients belong to Real Estate, E-Commerce, FMCG, Personal Coaching, Food & Beverages, Healthcare, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Humanitarian Organizations, etc. Several of our clients from these domains continue to work with us after their first project. Our client repeat rate ranges from 60% - 70%.
Mention the objectives or the parameters critical in determining the time frame of developing a mobile app.
The most critical parameters in determining the time frame of developing a mobile app include a thorough understanding of requirements of stakeholders, bulletproof wireframing, efficient & programmer-friendly UI designs, and finally well-experienced programming teams with excellent logical understanding skills. If all these parameters are checked off, then determining the timeline of developing a mobile app can be done accurately.
How much effort in terms of time goes into developing the front end and back end of a mobile app?
Developing the front-end of the app is as effort intensive as developing the logic of the app. When we talk about front-end, there’s design. There’s prototyping the UX; data is caching locally in the app’s sandbox. Most companies don’t spend so much effort on building the front-end of the app. They integrate the designs given to them by the designers and then straightaway jump into back-end coding. That’s not the right way to deal with the development of the mobile app. If the front-end of the app is developed with proper attention, then it goes miles in offering a remarkable user experience.

Building the back-end of the app is comparatively easy. Yes, it certainly gets complicated, as one has to deal with code and scripts. But it's binary, either you have abn outcome or you don’t. There are no grey areas in that. Hence there are higher chances for more efforts being spent on the front-end side of the app than to the back-end development. As for the exact time needed in both areas, it usually depends on the type of app one develops. If the features are many and complicated, then it takes months; otherwise, if the app is simple and small then it can also be done within weeks.
What are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a mobile application?
Following are the key parameters to be considered before selecting the right platform for a mobile application:
• Target audience and its demographics.
• Which platform of the smartphone are they using? Is there one platform being used significantly more than the other?
• Technical feasibility of features. Some features cannot be implemented on the iOS platform considering its closed development environment, while in Android, that’s not the case.
• The budget of the project. Initially, if the budget is less, only one platform can be focused, and later on, the app can be launched on other platforms after gaining some initial traction.
• Competitive analysis. If there’s a direct competitor, then their strategy should be studied before deciding on which mobile platform would be right for the project.
Which platform do you suggest your clients, to begin with when they approach you with an idea (Android or iOS) and why?
As mentioned in the last answer, multiple factors are responsible for determining which platform would be best for the client’s project. This cannot be a personal suggestion based on our preferences. It has to be an objective decision after studying the factors in front of us. But in most cases, it’s better to cover both platforms so that the app gets a maximum outreach from the day it is launched.
Android or iOS, Native or Hybrid — which platform is best to use to build your app? What are your recommendations?
We were hard-core fans of Native SDKs so far. But lately, for the past two years, we’ve been smitten with the new kid on the block – React Native. This Hybrid framework has shown us the promise that we had been looking for in all the previous hybrid and cross-platform mobile app development technologies, but we couldn’t find it anywhere, until now. React Native, in our opinion, is the best option right now because it’s based on JavaScript, and it works beautifully with the Native code, too, if needed. Their developer community is growing and the library is also maturing well with time. This allows us to build apps for both platforms which helps in reducing the client’s production costs significantly.
What are the key factors that you consider before deciding the cost of a mobile application?
Following are the factors that significantly impact the cost of building a mobile app:
• List of features
• UI & UX requirements
• Future scalability plans
• Types of functionalities (proven/feasible/research-based)
• Fresh development, or Re-developing from existing code-base
• Single team production, or multi-team with remote/onsite requirements
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 follow two types of payment structures: a Fixed cost model in which we give a lumpsum quote for the entire project’s production, but the payment is distributed across multiple milestones, each associated with some specific deliverables. But if the project is big and involves complicated features, then we also offer an hourly-billed model to our clients, where we maintain detailed timesheets for all the work that we do every day, on each task, and we send these timesheets to our clients at the end of the week. Later on, the billing is done at the end of the month based on the total number of hours that we billed in our weekly timesheets.
Do you take in projects which meet your essential budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
We have a minimum threshold of $5000. We don’t participate in any assignments below that amount. But having said that, we don’t take in all the projects that have a ticket-size bigger than that. We evaluate each project individually, and then based on various factors, we decide on whether should we take the project or give it a pass.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2018?
Oh, that range is quite significant. We’ve taken projects ranging from $7,000 to $50,000. In 2019 these numbers got even further away from each other. The size of the project isn’t the factor that we’re aiming for. The project has to have some substance, some value, and we should be able to contribute our skills to it. Otherwise, there’s no point in pursuing projects that don’t match our skills and talents.
Which business model do you suggest to your clients, enabling them to generate revenue from mobile applications? Why?
A subscriptions based model, or an intelligently thought-through Freemium model. These are the two most impactful revenue-generating business models in today’s times. Apps like Netflix, Spotify, New York Times, etc have shown the real power of the subscription model. If you’ve got a good source of content that you can distribute, then regardless of the size of your audience, an ongoing subscription would bring in a large chunk of revenue compared to a one-time fee. If you don’t have a constant content, but you do have some irresistibly good features, then it’s best to wrap them up in a good Freemium model where the users can try the primary product for free, then once they get hooked onto it, they wouldn’t think for a second before buying your premium offerings. Candy Crush, Fortnite, Snapchat, Youtube, etc. have mastered this strategy.