Problem:

Clutch is a new vehicle subscription service that allows you to drive the vehicle you want and "flip" cars based on need.  They have several different tiers and a large selection of vehicles to choose from.  Coming out of beta they were launching a fully functional mobile application to complement their web presence.  Having a seamless mobile solution was critical to the success of the promise of on demand customer support. The iOS version was being built in house and Clutch needed to have a companion Android app for simultaneous launch within a tight window.

 

Solution:

Working directly with their CTO and product stakeholders we took an initial set of design specs and initiated an aggressive development schedule to meet their deadline.  The product went through a number of feature enhancements and changes to functionality up until the day of release.  A major challenge to overcome was building an Android app that looked and behaved exactly like its iOS counterpart, which could be run on any of the thousands of different Android supported devices in the market.  This called for custom development which replaced many of the native Android components in look and feel as well as default behavior.  

 

Results:

Starting from designs, M&B was able to produce a fully functional Android app released in the Google Play store in less than a month.  The functionality and design mirrored that of their companion iOS app and complimented the web experience.  Clutch was able to launch from their beta on time and simultaneously in all ecospheres. Using collaboration tools and working closely with the Clutch team we were able to build in new functionality and features up until the day of release without delaying the product launch.


“Working with Make & Build was the right decision for Clutch. As a technology company in its early stages, we are continually looking for ways to expedite our time to market with new product and accessibility for our customers. Make & Build was able to develop our Android app quickly and within budget. Their team of experts was easy to work with and provided us with a superb final deliverable. I would recommend M&B to others and look forward to working with them again in the future. ”

Michelle Russell CTO, Clutch Technologies