Mitx 2x


The Massachusetts Institute of Technology hired us for the responsive design and front-end development of their pilot “Circuits and Electronics” massive open online course, which launched in December 2011. MITx evolved into edX, a non-profit collaboration with Harvard University and other institutions that brings higher education to more than 1 million students of all ages around the world via the internet.

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Levelup 2x


LevelUp is the largest mobile payment network in the US. They make it easy for merchants to process payments and reward their best customers through a built-in customer loyalty system.

We worked closely with their design and engineering team on many web and mobile projects. On the web, we helped develop campaign infrastructure and analytics dashboards for their 5,000 merchants. The campaigns reach LevelUp's more than 1 million users. The dashboards track when the targeted users purchase at the merchants' locations, who their customers are, how often they return, and how much they spend.

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InTheKnow lets users get location-based recommendations from your friends in genres from dive bars to nail salons.

This project was taken from mockup to the App Store by a small team from thoughtbot. Our iOS developer built the native app including Facebook login, text message delivery, crash reporting, and analytics tools. Our Rails developer wrote the backend API to handle geolocation, app-wide push notifications, and the mobile web interface for non-users to recommend places to users.

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CareZone helps users safely store and share private information about a child or other loved one with family and caregivers.

CareZone hired us to tranform their web application to mobile and tablet applications. Our developer also implemented the iPad Calendar module. We did everything from evaluating open-source projects and suggesting UX interactions, to writing the code and automated tests.

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AllTrails is a leading digital network focused on outdoor enthusiasts, providing millions of people with the information and tools to discover top destinations near them. They have data for over 50,000 trails for people to hike, bike, ski, snowboard, and many more outdoor activities.

The AllTrails team hired us to help build their next generation platform. We worked closely with them to rebuild the app from the ground up, making it faster, smoother, and more accurate than ever before.

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Our Services


Designers at thoughtbot lead the front-end development and the product, visual, interaction, and user experience design on our projects. We practice validation-driven design, focus on best practices, contribute to open source, adhere to Agile and Lean philosophies, and constantly improve our process.


Web developers at thoughtbot build products that give users memorable experiences. We use the latest tools and techniques. We keep products durable and maintainable using test-driven development. We are passionate about good code. We contribute to open source. We constantly improve our knowledge.


iOS developers at thoughtbot build native iPhone and iPad apps that give users memorable mobile experiences. We use the latest tools and techniques. We keep apps durable and maintainable using test-driven development. We are passionate about good code. We constantly improve our knowledge.

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