Y Media Labs

Y Media Labs is an award winning mobile app strategy, design and development agency. They specialize in mobile app design and development for all major platforms, including the Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android. A San Francisco Bay Area-based agency, Y Media Labs has worked with small-to-medium businesses, disruptive startups, and Fortune 500 companies since its inception. Their work has been featured by Apple, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Forbes and Mashable among others.

Founded: 2008
Employees: 50 - 249
Ave. hrly rate: $100 - $149
Y Media Labs
100 Marine Parkway, Suite 300
Redwood City, CA 94065
United States
Phone: 415.839.8584
Key clients: 

PayPal, Amex, EMC, Montessorium, Stanford University, Credit Karma, Nom Nom Paleo, Bank of America, Lonely Planet. 

Accolades: 
  • 2014 Webby Awards Winner for Best in Lifestyle Tablet Category 'Nom Nom Paleo iPad App'
  • Winner BestMobileAppAwards 2014 for Intro to Letters
  • Intro to Math App featured in Apple Home Page
  • Intro to Letters App featured in Apple TV Commercial
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Industry focus
Client focus

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Mobile focus
Mobile platforms

Reviews

Mobile app development
Confidential
Apr 30, 2014
Project summary:
The client is one of the largest online payment providers in the world. They hired Y Media Labs to develop a personal financial management application in iOS that is now being used internally by the...
Feedback summary:

The client is very satisfied with the work delivered by Y Media Labs. The app has been received very well by the employees that use it and the company's executives. The client describes their...

"Y Media Labs has a reputation of having really skilled engineers to help build a great product in a short period of time. A lot of their engineers have very strong mobile skills."

Details:
BACKGROUND Could you provide a brief description of your company? We’re one of the largest payment providers in the United States. We do online as well as offline payments. I work in product...
Verified Client Interview
Product Manager, Online Payment Provider
Quality:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Cost:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Schedule:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Willing to refer:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Overall rating:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Mobile app development
Confidential
Jun 30, 2013
Project summary:
The client is a producer of software applications and services for the restaurant and hospitality industry. They hired Y Media Labs to implement the designs provided by the client for their iOS...
Feedback summary:

The client is very satisfied with Y Media Labs. He describes them as professional and on time. The product code works very well, and they continue to use them as their partner for mobile projects...

"Their specialty is they really understand how to convert complex graphing tools into something a lot more viable for mobile. That’s an extremely tricky thing to do."

Details:
BACKGROUND Could you provide a brief description of your company? I’m not working for them anymore, I’m just consulting for them, but the purpose of Avero is to create a piece of software that...
Verified Client Interview
Former UI/UX Lead and Project Manager, Avero
Quality:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Cost:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Schedule:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Willing to refer:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Overall rating:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Mobile app development
$50,000 to $199,999
Apr 30, 2012
Project summary:
The client is a food blogger and cookbook author in San Francisco. They approached Y Media Labs to develop their first mobile application for the iPad that would be a resource for their Paleo recipes...
Feedback summary:

The client is extremely satisfied with the work delivered by Y Media Labs. The application has won a Webby Award and has an average five-star rating in the app store with 1,000-plus reviews. They...

"We went them because we could see the same drive in them that we have. We were really lucky. I think it was a really good partnership."

Details:
BACKGROUND A good way to start is if you could give a little bit of background information on your company and your role there. We run what started off as a food blog. It’s a website...
Verified Client Interview
Co-founder, Nom Nom Paleo
Quality:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Cost:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Schedule:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Willing to refer:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Overall rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Mobile app development
$10,000 to $49,999
Apr 1, 2012
Project summary:
The client is based out of South Dakota and works to raise awareness about Montessori-style education in the state. Y Media Labs was employed to create two unique iPad projects, helping children to...
Feedback summary:

The client is happy with the work that Y Media Labs has supplied, saying tha Y Media Labs knows how to get things done. The client recommends Y Media Labs and continues to work with them on other...

“We are extremely satisfied with Y Media Labs and have returned to them for multiple development projects. Y Media produces great looking and functioning apps.”

Details:
Can you briefly describe your company? We work to raise public awareness about the Montessori education style. We are based out of South Dakota. What were your goals going into the project...
Verified Client Interview
Founder, Educational Mobile App Firm
Quality:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Cost:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Schedule:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Professionalism:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Overall rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Mobile app development
$50,000 to $199,999
Jun 1, 2012
Project summary:
Y Media Labs is developing 56 mobile applications for the client’s startup. These applications act as a guide to restaurants, rides, and attractions within theme parks across the United States....
Feedback summary:

Y Media Labs has done a great job so far developing the client’s apps. So far, they have developed seven applications, and the client is pleased enough to continue working with them to develop all...

"They actually call you back. They actually send you what they tell you they’re going to send you. Whether it’s the quote for the job, a change order, or something like that, they actually do it."

Details:
Was there any certain criteria when you were interviewing certain companies that made Y Media Lab stand out? I didn’t know how to go about it initially. You're always kind of afraid that you have...
Verified Client Interview
Owner, Mobile App Agency
Quality:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Cost:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Schedule:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Professionalism:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Overall rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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