December 10, 2021 Read 10 Min

Snappymob: Malaysia’s Best Web and Mobile App Developer

This is the story of how Snappymob began with a spark and rose to become one of the best web and mobile app developers in Malaysia.

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It all began in 2012 when the dynamic duo, Allen Ding and Alvin Ting, found their passion together and set off on a voyage in tech. After a decade of building great products and helping businesses find their footing in the digital sphere, Snappymob now hovers close to 80 team members with over 50 successfully delivered projects. Here’s the story of how hard work and perseverance earned Snappymob a spot among the best web and app developers in Malaysia.

Who We Are — Our History & Milestones

Actively expanding in both Malaysia and India, Snappymob has been growing significantly over the past couple years. To date, we’ve delivered over 50 projects for businesses worldwide, and we’re proud of how far we’ve come as a team. 

Over the years, we’ve helped brands advance in their digital transformation journey by designing, developing, and launching highly performant digital products for their users. Providing our clients with the guidance they need to move forward and compete in the market is part of our expertise, and we rely on our valued resources in making that possible. By priming our team to be vigilant to emerging technologies, as well as ever-ready to learn new skills and take on new challenges, we’ve fostered a culture that uplifts quality, innovation, and creative problem-solving. 

As one of Malaysia’s top app developers, it’s no surprise that we hold user experience in high regard. We know that, apart from having an immense impact on the overall performance and market positioning of a digital product, user experience is what ultimately drives users to become lifelong advocates. Our care for this, we believe, is what differentiates our products from others that may tick the same checkboxes.

Where we began

Image: Allen Ding, CEO and co-founder of Snappymob

Snappymob was founded in 2012, and has since then been providing software solutions for companies in a variety of industries. The co-founders, Allen Ding and Alvin Ting, both saw a gap in the market and leaped into the breach. And after years of strategizing and persevering, what was once a little spark of an idea had turned into the Snappymob that it is today. 

Back in 2005, Snappymob’s CEO and co-founder Allen Ding had completed his degree in computer science at the University of California, San Diego. Jumping straight into the works, Allen spent years honing his craft as a software engineer and consultant in the US, Malaysia, and Korea. It wasn’t until 2012 when Allen finally paired up with business and banking professional Alvin in starting an agency that offers software services under the name of Snappymob.

Despite being branded as a technology partner that helps brands digitalize their business, Allen and the team were interested in creating their own products as well. That was when Saved was born in 2014 — the financial app that made it onto Apple App Store’s Best of 2015, earned media coverage on multiple local news outlets, and was featured on the app store as Editor’s Choice in a number of countries including France, Netherlands, Brazil and Korea. And this success was only the beginning of our journey. Today, Snappymob has seen growth that would’ve been unimaginable five years ago.

Milestones we’ve hit

Over the years in this fruitful journey, we’ve produced a myriad of awesome works that we’re proud of. Among the 50+ successful projects we’ve delivered for companies across Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, South Korea, Switzerland, Netherlands and the United States, we’re extremely honored to have partnered with many well-received brands across verticals including The Star, Astro, BFM, Amazin’ Graze, CIMB Foundation, and CoinGecko. 

Some of our proudest achievements include seeing our own financial app, Saved, receive regular editorial features and make it onto Apple App Store’s Best of 2015. We’ve also developed apps that have been crowned the #1 paid and grossing app in multiple regions, helped our client win the Huawei Challenge Award by integrating Huawei product capabilities into their product, as well as brought to life the first app to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in Malaysia.

Beyond the awards, we’re incredibly honored to have been highly-rated by our clients and recognized as one of the top Malaysian app developers on Clutch, a B2B research, ratings and reviews site that identifies leading IT and software providers. Attaining this positive rating has been heartening as we’ve always valued playing the role of a trusted partner to our clients. Nothing matters more to us than to see our clients happy, and we’re glad to be watching our hard work come to fruition.

Over the past year, we’ve also taken big leaps in our cloud transformation journey with AWS. Not only did we officially become an AWS Select Partner in Malaysia, we also won the “Rockstar League” category for having generated the highest number of business leads at the AWS Prospecting League held by the AWS Partner Network (APN) across Australia, New Zealand, and countries in the APEC. Thus far, we have 5+ AWS certifications and a number of AWS customer launches under our belt, and we’re beyond excited to witness the rest of our cloud journey unfold. 

What We Value — Our Mission & Values

We’re not here to revolutionize the industry or change the landscape. We are here simply because we care about what we do, deeply. Our team is made up of passionate, empathetic people who love creating powerful products that help users solve problems and achieve their goals. 

Our mission

In 2012, Snappymob came to life with one simple mission — to build best-of-breed apps for our users. Our goal is not to be the biggest, but to be a partner that cares and acts upon that care.

Our values

We are a team that believes in creating meaningful relationships not just with our clients but also with one another. Over the years, a few key tenets have come to shape our work and life here at Snappymob:

  • Craftsmanship — Achieving the best possible result is something we take to heart. It requires strong skills, but also an obsession with the details of what and how we create. It means embracing a non-stop journey of improving at our craft.
  • Empathy — Understanding and putting ourselves in the place of others is essential. It permeates everything we do — how we design, look for answers, collaborate with clients, and cooperate with one another.
  • Independence — Our people are opinionated, proactive, and self-driven. We value people who think, make considered decisions of their own, and know what good means without being told — all while working in the interest of the whole.
  • Responsibility — It is our duty to earn and keep the trust and confidence of our coworkers and clients. Whether it is to each other or our patrons, we do what it takes to deliver on our commitments and keep our promises.
  • Collaboration — Working together helps us take on challenges that would otherwise overwhelm us. It allows us to punch above our weight. It advances consideration of diverse viewpoints and solutions. It makes us learn and grow.
  • Honesty — We strive to be known for our honesty and integrity. We are direct, open, and transparent when communicating with each other and with our clients — even when it isn’t what is best for us.

What We Do — Our Services

Snappymob is known for its deep knowledge and solid expertise in a wide range of disciplines, from design and development to strategy and support. Our team is trained and committed to delivering high-performing apps that solve real challenges and are responsive to our clients’ business needs.

Design

  • Design Research — To fully define our business offerings, we dive deep into the discovery phase. Our UX experts apply industry best practices by interviewing users from within and out, and conducting research on both users and competitors to develop a solid strategy that leads to our clients’ business goals.
  • Design Concepts — With design concepts, our maps of ideas are visualized and captured into one cohesive design that tackles our clients’ business goals. We prepare design systems that help products get designed quickly and efficiently, and help our clients avoid inconsistencies at any stage of their business.
  • Prototypes — Prototypes are created to demonstrate the behavior of our applications and how they would function in reality. Our fully-interactive prototypes give our clients a tangible and immersive idea of what to anticipate in the final product.
  • Branding — From typography and colors to visual identity and communications, we offer all-round style guides and cohesive branding solutions and systems that span all mediums and touchpoints on our projects, and help our clients’ customers get to know them.
  • UI/UX Design — We don’t stop at mobile apps, web applications, and multi‑platform digital experiences — we aim for increased conversion and customer engagement. As a UI/UX design agency, we create products and services with outstanding usability while fully embracing and enhancing brand personalities.
  • Web Design — From one-pagers to complete platforms, we design custom websites that help our clients attract their target audience and convert them into customers. Our web design practices are geared towards crafting intuitive experiences as well as perfect and responsive displays on every device. 
  • Software Redesign — We understand that revamps aren’t just a change in appearance — it’s better engagement, retention, and revenue. We help existing apps and websites perform and compete better with strategy, design thinking, and user research.

Mobile App Development

  • iOS App development — Our iOS development services include development across platforms including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Apple CarPlay. We cover the entire product lifecycle — from ideation, business strategy, design, to submission to the App Store — to help future-proof the end product and ensure top-tier performance.
  • Android App Development — Our specialized Android development teams deliver custom Android applications that run seamlessly on the full range of Android devices including Android mobile, Android TV, Android tablet, and Android Auto. We pride ourselves on creating Android apps that are practical, reliable, and sophisticated.
  • Hybrid App Development — We build cross-platform apps that run on both iOS and Android from a single code base. We specialize in hybrid app development and using React Native and Flutter to create mobile apps that employ native capabilities and work seamlessly on a variety of platforms and systems.
  • Custom Content Management System (CMS) Development — We offer cutting-edge custom CMS solutions that are SEO-friendly and success-driven. From platform selection, implementation, and integration, to migration and maintenance, our CMS developers are highly proficient in building CMS solutions for businesses in any industry.

Web Development

  • Website Development — Our web developers are deeply experienced in building the full range of web applications including custom websites, corporate websites, landing pages, and single-page applications that are high-performing, feature-packed, and user-friendly.
  • E-commerce Website Development — We deliver e-commerce solutions that use Shopify, Magento, WordPress, and WooCommerce to maximize our clients’ digital strategies. As a leading e-commerce consulting and development agency, our expertise covers e-commerce strategy, integrations, migrations, and support.
  • API, Integration and Backend Web Development — Our backend development services include storage and transfer solutions, payment gateways, authentication APIs, custom CMS, third party integration, ERP, and CRM. We understand the importance of building a product that works seamlessly, has a dynamic data flow, and meets market requirements.
  • Cloud Managed Services — As a managed cloud service provider, we offer cloud solutions that are scalable and deploy seamlessly. No matter where our clients are in their cloud journey, we find the best solutions that match their needs. So far, we’ve had vast experience working with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platforms. 

Strategy

As a leading software solutions provider, we have a solid grasp on what makes or breaks a healthy product life cycle. With a solid team of specialists with deep experience and knowledge, we place significant emphasis on the planning stage of our projects to get our clients’ products to market quickly and efficiently. 

To help our clients reach their goals, we act as a stand-in CTO by offering strategy consulting and services that cover market research, proposals, product development, product marketing, growth hacking, and project management.

Team Support

Our responsibilities extend beyond development and launch. We provide our clients with team support through training, mentorship, and code auditing to ensure a smooth transition and handover of applications to their internal teams.

Who We Serve — Our Clients

We’re a diverse team of craftsmen, and so we deliver for a diverse clientele. Over the years, we’ve worked with companies of all sizes and verticals across the globe on products that make an impact in the market. As we bend and adapt to the different needs of each client, we’ve learned to create products that deliver universally and internationalize well.

Client Sizes

  • Start Ups — We’ve helped startups kickstart their digital journey with innovative products that make lasting impacts, and go-to-market strategies that help them fill critical gaps in competitive markets.
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) — We help SMEs scale up with web and app solutions that help them boost sales and visibility, strengthen their online presence, attract new customers, and sustain existing relationships.
  • Multinationals — With deep expertise in building reliable business ecosystems, we’ve worked with MNCs on business process enhancements and automation that simplify complex processes and smoothen out multi-level workflows.

Client Verticals

  • Media — We’ve helped the best-known media brands within and beyond Malaysia step into the spotlight with the most current and innovative features tailored for engaging and immersive user experiences.
  • Finance — With fortified and complex AI systems that protect user data, we help our clients develop long-lasting strategies and products that are designed for trust, safety, and security.
  • Telecommunications — We’ve developed functional, personalized, and user-oriented applications that facilitate complex business processes and help clients in the telecommunication sector offer their users more value. 
  • Healthcare — We’ve helped healthcare organizations design and develop intuitive, accessible, and user-friendly software solutions that aid research, iron out complex processes, and ease collaboration.
  • eCommerce — We help our partners in e-commerce attain better discoverability, visibility, and conversion rates with websites that are optimized for search engines and designed to engage.
  • Construction — We’ve worked with multinational and local construction companies on building advanced and functional digital solutions that help our clients speed up and improve critical business operations.
  • Tech — We’ve formed meaningful partnerships with startups that needed a boost in jumpstarting their digital journey with future-proof solutions that help them make a lasting impact on the industry.

Be Part of Our Journey

We are a diverse team of individuals with varied interests, skills, and expertise. But at the core, Snappymob is a place for people who are obsessive about what they do.

At Snappymob, we create an inclusive environment where anyone can make an impact regardless of their role, level of experience, or background. We uphold a culture that celebrates creative freedom, mutual respect, and transparency. And that is what helps us excel.

Join Us

We give our people the opportunity and platform to work on high-impact projects, serve high-level clients around the world, and make a difference in the industry.

Our doors are always open to talented, driven individuals who share our values and passion for great products. If this sounds like you — get in touch with us! We welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and levels of expertise into our community. 

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Let Us Help You

If you’re looking to start leveraging software applications for your business, you’ve come to the right place.

As one of Malaysia’s best mobile app and web development agencies, Snappymob helps businesses around the globe build digital solutions that make an impact and stand the test of time. We provide end-to-end product development services including website design, website development, website hosting, support, maintenance, and more.

Check out our work, learn about what it’s like to work with us, or drop us a message to schedule a meeting with us — Consultations are free!

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