Raftlabs

Building lovable software products

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🚀 StartUps - We've helped build and launch 8 venture-backed web/apps in the last 14 months. 75% are revenue-generating.

🎯 GrownUps - We've helped big brands like Aldi, Energia, and others launch highly scalable marketing web/mobile apps in weeks.

✌️ - We win if you win. Our promise.

Flexi Payment: Pay as you go. No upfront commitments.

Product Team: You control the team's tasks and priorities.

100% code ownership: No copy/paste code.

Speed: Weekly sprints with 14 weeks v1 goals.
Who we are :

We build delightful web and mobile apps for startup founders, agencies, and enterprise customers.

We love to solve problems in the marketing tech and streaming media space. Be it building a live audio/video app for the workplace or consumer space or creating a lead generation platform or loyalty and engagement platform, we get this done in weeks and not months.

We've helped our clients develop profitable SaaS web apps from zero to launch in less than 16 weeks. For our agency partners, through our white-labeled development services, we've helped them roll out software solutions faster and cheaper.

How are we different :

Domain understanding - We focus on what we know, better. We have built multiple SaaS and custom software products in e-commerce, marketing tech, and video verticals. We can work as your tech partner.

Product mindset - We’ve built several products ourselves. We understand what it takes to make lovable products that are the right blend of design, usability, and engineering. We own it till it goes live.

Engineering simplicity - We like to keep things simple so that products can be extended and can be owned by anyone beyond our team.

$25 - $49/hr
10 - 49
2017
Locations
Ireland
Whitefriars St., Dublin, Leinster D08
+353 899 645 711
India
Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009
1 91066 92435

Focus Areas

Service Focus

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  • Mobile App Development
  • Software Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Web Development

Client Focus

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  • Small Business
  • Medium Business

Industry Focus

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  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Media
  • Advertising & Marketing

Raftlabs Executive Interview

Nirav Vasa
Nirav Vasa
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Kindly share your feedback on how GoodFirms has been doing so far in increasing your visibility among potential clients.
GoodFirms has helped us gain visibility with its ability to be an independent business review platform. The founders, agencies, and businesses that we get connected to via the GoodFirms have been great and helped us grow our business.
Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the organization.
RaftLabs is a SaaS applications and custom software development company. We focus on building lovable web and mobile apps in the marketing tech and media streaming space. My role in the organization is to build business relationships with our customers, partners, and vendors.
What is the story behind starting this company?
We are a startup turned software development agency. As founders, we have always been inclined toward building scalable SaaS products and solutions. Having built software products for Fortune 500 in our previous roles as product heads, under RaftLabs we came together to make a SaaS web and mobile app solution for events and communities. In 2020, the pandemic changed the dynamics, and we formally opened ourselves as an agency. Since then, we are on a mission to leverage our knowledge to help build lovable SaaS and custom software solutions for our customers.
What are your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
We have our own in-house team.
How does your company differentiate itself from the competition?
As product builders ourselves, we're intensely focused on building things that we understand. Instead of working as a vendor, we work with our clients as partners. We own a lot of technical decision-making on their behalf, helping them focus on their business. We’re an outcome-driven agency as opposed to the output.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?
We cater to the marketing, commerce, and media tech industries. We build live or on-demand video communications solutions for workplaces, healthcare, or education. In the marketing and commerce space, we create loyalty and rewards platforms, commerce workflow solutions, etc.
Please share some of the services that you offer for which clients approach you the most for?
Most of our clients approach us for end-to-end product discovery, UX/UI design services, and building web and mobile apps.
What is your customer satisfaction rate according to you? What steps do you take to cater to your customer’s needs and requirements?
We're not perfect. While we strive for a 100% satisfaction rate, we would be about 90% on customer satisfaction. We've built technical and managerial processes and systems that adapt to customers' requirements and resource availability. It makes it personalized and delivers output.
What kind of support system do you offer to your clients for catering to their queries and issues?
We're a customer-centric company. We generally ensure our customers get value from us in everything they engage us on. We've tools and processes in place by which our team promptly responds back to our customers for any queries or challenges.
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 generally work on a milestone deliverables basis with startups and growth-stage companies. With established businesses, we augment their teams with our dedicated resources, for which we charge in the T&M model.
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?
Yes. We generally engage with projects which have minimum budget north of USD 25,000. However, we take a final decision based on the interactions with customers. There have been instances where we have done projects less than our minimum budget.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2021?
In 2021, the range varied from as low as USD 12,000 to as high as USD 1,00,000+.
Where do you see your company in the next 10 years?
In 10 years, we as RaftLabs would want to be a technology platform and accelerator company that allows us to innovate deeply, enabling us to become long-term stakeholders in the solutions that we build for our customers.

Raftlabs Clients & Portfolios

Key Clients

  • Aldi
  • Instantor
  • Energia
  • Vodafone

EMS Connect
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$10001 to $50000
12 weeks
Business Services

A curated learning and engagement iPad based mobile app with robust, secure and flexible admin portal for company’s distributed field workforce. App enables field-based sales staff and employees to stay connected with ongoing company updates, HR activities, connect with fellow team members and have a continuous learning environment. Goal was to build simple yet engaging app for non-tech users. Enable a compelling learning experience with power of analytics. 

Who is this for:  

  1. Field based sales teams 

  1. Office based operational staff 

  1. HR Teams 

  1. Individual designers and video creators  

What problems does it solve? 

  1. Super simple design for non-tech users of all different demographics 

  1. Gamified reminders and nudges to the users to stay engaged with their learning tracks 

  1. Interactive notifications so that they are updated with company’s latest activities  

  1. Secure and enterprise managed  

  1. A private social network with complete control by headquarters admins 

  1. Team connection  

What does it do:  

  1. A secure and robust private app based social network for more than 3000 field workforce. 

  1. Allows HQ based administrators to push out content updates, company related activities, collect data through various forms, assign learning materials and get feedback on multiple things.  

  1. Allows field workforce to learn various topics in bite sized content format. Content types included images, videos, text, quizzes and 3rd party content.  

  1. Allowed field workforce to get certified for their completed courses and get on leaderboards. 

  1. Allows field workforce to engage in a community-based setup with content shared by head office.  

  1. Allows field workforce to connect and view team members and build 1:1 connection.  

  1. Allowed users to generate help tickets and get updates on their ongoing issues without leaving their iPads.  

  1. Allowed admin to get detailed analytics on learning topics, sessions, time spent, attempts,  

VApp
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$10001 to $50000
12 weeks
Advertising & Marketing

Vapp is a powerful web-based video editor platform. It allows individual digital marketers, social media influencers and agencies to create and edit video on the go. It converts regular videos into engaging videos in seconds. No app installs, no complex workflows, no waiting times. Upload, edit and video is ready to be shared on multiple channels. 

Who is this for: 

  1. Social media influencers 

  1. Digital Marketers 

  1. Digital marketing agencies  

  1. Individual designers and video creators  

What problems does it solve? 

  1. No need to install any desktop-based apps 

  1. No need to understand complex video workflows  

  1. Doesn’t require any video format / layout knowledge 

  1. No need to spend hours to create interactive and engaging videos  

  1. Redundant steps with limited intelligence 

What does it do:  

  1. Upload your own audio / video  

  1. Convert audio into video with choice of overlay graphics 

  1. Add header or footer texts over video on the go  

  1. Custom styling options like brand icons, images, banner, font styles, emojis 

  1. Design the placement of the content per your brand 

  1. WYSIWG output  

  1. Change the video dimensions to match multiple social media platforms 

  1. Instant outputs 

  1. Collaborate as team or as an individual 

Grubly
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12 weeks
Food & Beverages

Grubly is a simple and affordable system for local and online food ordering service for small and medium food businesses.

With Grubly, food businesses get following.

– Their own branded online ordering mobile site.

– They can add & manage your contact details, product categories, products, photos through a simple web portal.

– Grubly will provide businesses a QR Code which they can share with your customers. End users can scan it using their mobile phone camera and get your product list right on their phone.

– Businesses & their customers will immediately receive an order confirmation notification via SMS and email.

– Businesses can accept payments online via Credit Card, Debit Card, Internet Banking.

eventRAFT
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12 weeks
Business Services

eventRAFT allows event organisers to do more per event with its flexible, easy and simple to use apps at an affordable pricing.

With it's branding capabilities, it empowers event agencies, corporates, NGOs and tech organizers to build their community through branded mobile app.

It allows them to engage directly with ongoing communication and updates. 

Features included.

  • Members profile 
  • Peer to peer networking
  • Real time 1:1 and group chats
  • Mobile notifications
  • Automated reminders for upcoming sessions / events
  • Ability to add custom web pages 
  • Ability to build a private social network with spotlight on engagement. 
  • Complete control via a dynamic backend system. 

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Not just a service provider, Raftlabs is key support for our startup

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$10001 to $50000
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Startups

Review Summary

Partnered with Raftlabs during the early stage of ideation and everything has been smooth sailing. The team is professional in every aspect and making sure the timeline as well as the requirements are clearly sorted out. Execution is crystal clear with each of the team members show high ownership. Despite the slight different in time zone, communication has never been a problem for us. Overall, highly recommended for the service of Raftlabs.

What was the project name that you have worked with Raftlabs?

SaaS Platform for Both Mobile and Web

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Web Development, Software Development

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

The high sense of ownership from the team members as well as the dedication and willingness from the team to go the extra mile in making sure the project is shipped in a timely manner.

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

None

Kalpesh Mehta

Reliable services with highly skilled professionals that understand your need

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Raftlabs were outstanding from project discovery to implementation of services. Our requirements were scoped meticulously and correct expectations were set right from the start. There were no surprises throughout the project work, and the team was quite communicative overall. Highly recommended.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Web Development

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

Communication is key to us, they were always on top of all the updates we were looking for.

Quality of work was great, we could see no compromise on best practices were made.

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

Availability / Bandwidth, probably hire more professionals to satisfy the demand.

Vijaykumar Jagadeesan CSM, SA-SAFe 5

We are extremely happy with the team at RaftLabs. We certainly recommend them for any UX/UI design or web app development related projects.

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Their understanding of building web apps, especially in engagement, community, and real-time audio-video communication is fantastic. Their communication and approach are very pleasant. The use of project management tools like Asana even simplified the whole engagement. Their team was generally available on slack and easy to work with. Highly recommend the team at RaftLabs.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Web Development, Software Development

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

Their understanding of building web apps especially in engagement, community and real time audio video communication is fantastic.

Their communication and approach is very pleasant. Use of project management tools like Asana even simplified the whole engagement.

Their team was generally available on slack and easy to work with. Highly recommend the team at RaftLabs.

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

Nothing major but their documentation could have been better. Since I come from a technical space, my expectation is higher.

Tedo Salim

Raftlabs is not only our partner, but an integral part of our team and startup!

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We partnered with Raftlabs at the very early stages of the development of our product. We were assigned three engineering talents at a very reasonable price.

Our startup is working on an unproven business model, and have not yet found product market fit. There were plenty of changes and product iterations throughout the development, but the Raftlabs team showed ownership and initiative in helping us guide the product from the technical standpoint.

The Raftlabs team and us work on a different timezone, and there were issues with communication. However we worked to improve on implementing asynchronous communication from both sides.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Software Development

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

The Raftlabs team displayed a sense of ownership to the project

The Raftlabs team showed dedication and willingness to go the extra mile

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

The Raftlabs team could be better in their written communication

Chintan Thakkar

We are extremely satisfied with RaftLabs. We certainly recommend them for any web/mobile development related projects.

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$10001 to $50000
In Progress

Review Summary

We have built a relationship with RaftLabs that will last forever. The project manager and developers were highly adaptive and worked in sync with our team. Their processes were working effectively and the outcome was very pleasant.

What was the project name that you have worked with Raftlabs?

Live Interactive Streaming with Web 3.0

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, Software Development, Web Development

Describe your project in brief

I’m the co-founder at a leading software consulting and services company. We’re working with our partners building a live interactive social commerce platform with integration to NFTs. We were looking for a vendor who had expertise in live video streaming combined with web 3.0 standards. Someone who can help us a build decentralized social commerce marketplace with real time communication inbuilt.

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

We appreciate the dedication and hard work which the team is always willing to put in their work and go the extra mile.

Their agile processes were working effectively and communication was absolutely smooth.

Their knowledge of audio and video communication stack is excellent.

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

Their QA processes could have been improved but can’t blame them as we had constantly changing requirements from our end.

Eric Morris

Back end solution for sales agency to stramline client operaitons

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$10001 to $50000
Completed

Review Summary

We had a great experience working with RaftLabs where their team took their time to understand our project goals. Furthermore the team was very helpful with the strategy giving some great ideas on how the solution should work. Communication was good as we had access to the team on Slack and Zoom at all times. Overall I would highly suggest working with RaftLabs they have a great team and work very well.

What was the project name that you have worked with Raftlabs?

Backend Solution for Sales Agency

What service was provided as part of the project?

Software Development

Describe your project in brief

Backend solution to help us effectively manage and launch campaigns for clients in a more automated manner. The tool has allowed us to launch entire campaigns in just 30 mins instead of 2.5 hours since using the solution.

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

The quality of work that the team delivered was great

They were able to deliver the project under budget and within the project time frame

The team were very knowledgeable and able to offer great insights during the strategy phase

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

I think overall there wasn't anything I could point out to change if I was to do the project again

Shivang Bhatt

We are extremely satisfied with RaftLabs. We certainly recommend them for any web/mobile development related projects.

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We have built a relationship with RaftLabs that will last forever. The project manager and developers were highly adaptive and worked in sync with our team. Their processes were working effectively and the outcome was very pleasant.

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?

We appreciate the dedication and hard work which the team is always willing to put in their work and go the extra mile.

Their agile processes were working effectively and communication was absolutely smooth.

Their knowledge of audio and video communication stack is excellent.

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

Their QA processes could have been improved but can’t blame them as we had constantly changing requirements from our end.

Nuala Canning

We found working with Raftlabs Professional, Flexible and stress free

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As a marketing agency, it is critical to our business that we partner with the best web design and development. It is fundamental to the success of our business.

From start to finish our interaction with the team at Raftlabs was professional, stress-free and I had complete trust in their ability to deliver.

We required a web and mobile solution. They took the time to listen to what we wanted but also brought their own ideas, experience and creativity so that the end design was more rounded.
They understood that I needed to see things in a visual context and have some flexibility to 'play' around with a few ideas.

They are quick to respond, informative and deliver what is asked for.

And more importantly our client love our/their work!

Would highly recommend.


What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

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

The communication was excellent - we used a combination of meetings and ASANA

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

We went over budget a bit but that was mainly that due to us requesting other add on functionality

Venkat

It was a fabulous experience with excellent output in a timely and cost effective manner

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$10001 to $50000
Completed

Review Summary

We reached out with a problem statement. They helped us come to a scope of the solution with every single item required to arrive at the goal and objectives we had. They helped us in building app scraper utilities and tools that pull in data of the shortlisted products from various ecommerce marketplaces. The data would be then dumped in the central data store and reports being generated in real time. The analytics dashboard was super intuitive. The technologies used were a combination of cloud and web based frameworks.
Their ability to understand the problem statement and come up with effective solutions was commendable. They were highly efficient. As a lay man to the technology side, I found it very easy to communicate with them which is seldom the case when you work with experts in the field.
Project was rolled out on time and the quality of the build exceeded our expectations. Team was able to make quick changes to the system and iterate effectively. The project helped us to keep t

What was the project name that you have worked with Raftlabs?

Building Enterprise E- Com Dashboard

What service was provided as part of the project?

Software Development

Describe your project in brief

We wanted to build an ecommerce analytics web application that allows us to monitor the pricing and other related information of our products and compete on various 3rd party commerce marketplaces in real time. The goal was to identify a team who understands this space, has knowledge on building enterprise systems with security, integrations and support required in place. Also we had certain needs of processing a lot of data at scale so having everything on cloud was a must.

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

Ability to understand the problem statement and come up with effective solutions

Project Management with use of good tools like Asana with weekly sprint reviews

Their responsiveness and clarity of communication was commendable with entire team being available when in need

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

Their QA processes could have been a little more good.

Georgina Denis

Phenomenal support for our new startup

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I highly recommend working with Nirav and team at Raftlabs. We are a new startup creating a tech product based on our research knowledge and Raftlabs were the perfect dev partner. They helped us build our MVP as part of an accelerator programme. They delivered a quality MVP to a super ambitious timeline. The whole process was professional and well managed, it was a pleasure to join the weekly calls and see our product come to life. Working with Raftlabs has been the most exciting part of our start up journey so far.

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development

Charles Edgerton

Outstanding Service provided by them!

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$10001 to $50000
In Progress

Review Summary

From the start the folks at Raftlabs gave us confidence that we made the right decision choosing them as a partner.

By starting our project with a full discovery process that providing us with a complete breakdown of the project deliverables gave us insight we didn't have coming in to the project. We literally could have taken that breakdown and use it to hire another development team. That is how thorough it was. We were able see exactly how everything would play out and where we may run into problems.

All of the sprints were completed on schedule and on budget. Though we had to pause the project due to Covid they were willing to work with us
We highly recommend Raftlab!
Charles Edge

What was the project name that you have worked with Raftlabs?

Outstanding Service

What service was provided as part of the project?

Mobile App Development, App Designing (UI/UX), Web Designing (UI/UX)

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

Knowledge of UX/UI and data integration.

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

None that I can think of at the moment.

Neil Shah

Provided Exceptional Services

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$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

After working with freelancers and development agencies, we reached out to RaftLabs for our product GrowViral.

They took care of everything
- helping us clarify our thoughts on the product idea
- plan different phases of the development cycle
- developing & designing the product
- and last but not least, helping us through the launch to make sure there are no hiccups when we get bombarded with a lot of traffic.

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?

Their ability to communicate well and come up with a better solution rather than just implementing what is being asked to do.

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

It would be nice if they could also include UX service as a part of their offering (which they were already planning to) since we had to approach another agency in Eastern Europe for that.

Hely D

Great team. Solution oriented approach.

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$10001 to $50000

Review Summary

Team's knowledge and understanding is amazing. We reached out with a problem statement that was little bit complex and time sensitive. We wanted to build an enterprise communication app for our upcoming internal event. The app though was limited for the users, developing features like support for audio/video content, two-way video calling and chat amongst users was crucial to it's success. Since we had a fixed timeline to follow, we wanted to work with a partner who understands our challenges and builds a solution that works. We were more than pleased with outcome. Everyone on the team was excited with the outcome. Team went above and beyond to ensure the experience is top class.

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?

- Communication and time responsiveness - Product ownership approach - Solution oriented about everything

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

Nothing as such. We were more than pleased with outcome.