Developing delightful apps

Hi, we’re Lickability: a software studio in NYC that builds apps for clients like Jet, The Atlantic, Meetup, and more.

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Where quality meets delight

We combine expert engineering with a touch of magic. The result? Beautiful, high-quality apps our clients (and their customers) love.

A better way to get the news

At 160 years old, the Atlantic looks better than ever. Learn how we helped them freshen up their design, improve the reading experience, and earn 5 stars in the App Store.

“They’re engaged, timely, and the best vendor we've worked with.”
– Betsy Cole, Executive Director, The Atlantic

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Where people protect each other

Citizen is a personal safety network that empowers you to protect yourself and the people you care about. We helped them improve their engineering processes to deliver features faster.

“We’re super pumped about Lickability’s work and our success.”
– Wiktor Macura, Head of Engineering, Citizen

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Self care, simplified

Aloe Bud is a pocket companion that reminds you to take care of yourself. From fundraising to design to engineering, we helped an independent entrepreneur ship an award-winning app.

“I highly recommend Lickability for all iOS projects.”
– Amber Discko, Founder, Aloe Bud

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Why companies like The New Yorker hire us

We’re the real deal 🙌

Among our 10-person team, we have 35+ years of combined experience building and launching apps used by millions of people.

Apple-quality experience 🍎

There’s a reason our name was inspired by Apple. From the product we deliver to the way we treat our clients, we always go above and beyond to make you happy.

Peace of mind ✌️

No more wondering what we’re doing or when your app will be done. With us, you can expect frequent check-ins, progress updates, and plenty of hand-holding.

Services that fit your goals

Whether you need to build an app from scratch, improve what you have, or do something else entirely, we’ve got you covered.

Build something new 🍾

Map out your idea, figure out what to build, collaborate with a designer, and bring your app to life as an MVP or a solid 1.0.

Improve what you have 🛠

Build a new version of your existing app or add new features. Already have a team? We can join as temporary teammates to help you get the job done.

Discover what you need 🔍

Not sure where to start? We also offer code and architecture reviews, strategic planning, team training, and more.

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“We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them.”
– Apple

Let’s work together 👋

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