Our Work


Our Story




End-to-End Creation of a Transformational Mobile Application
Development of a sophisticated contextual search platform with multiple complex integrations and a stunning user experience on low-resource systems.


The Challenge

The client successfully launched their first application on the iOS platform, growing signups and positive reviews. Although they successfully reached iOS users, they lacked internal experience designing or developing for the Android platform and users. With competitors on their heels and investor pressures for expedited growth, they needed a technical partner to help them expand to the majority of the addressable smartphone market.


The Solution

SVI collaborated with the client’s technical and design team to quickly design and build their Android platform. This included catching up to parity with their existing iOS platform, tailoring the application to the diverse Android ecosystem, and executing additional cross-platform features and capabilities.


Our Approach

We worked with our client on the following:

    Detailed feature specification to provide a clear roadmap

    Complex backend and third-party integration architecture for 20+ independent APIs

    Design of complex new features rolled out across both Android and iOS

    Performant engineering and consistent design across resource-constrained and hardware-diverse Android phones

    Sophisticated animations and transitions on low-resource systems


    The Results

    With our help, the client was able to do the following:

      ▪ Triple their total addressable market (TAM) and add tens of thousands of users by expanding their platform to Android

      ▪ Garner media attention as “The U.S. WeChat” in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and MIT Technology Review for the early chat feature developed by SVI

      ▪ Vet, interview, and onboard new internal engineers to the product to expand their in-house capacity

      ▪ Enable Vurb to be acquired by Snap Inc. for $114.5M and fulfill their desired exit strategy

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