Retronyms Labs combines design, engineering, and strategy to bring integrated-technology experiences to life.

Your business is more than an app. It connects people to real experiences, enables meaningful communication, and engagement with the real world. We work across the stack of hardware, software, and cloud.

We’ve worked with great partners since 2007


User Research. Observational studies, qualitative interviews, mental models, persona development. Research lets us make informed decisions in the design process.

UX. We create high fidelity wireframes and early interactive prototypes in close collaboration with stakeholders.

Visual Design. User interface, branding, look and feel. Make that all important first impression and continually delight users with polished interface.


Software Engineering. Years of experience with C++, Objective C, Python, Django, Java, you name it. Our team includes experts in iOS, Android, Desktop and full web stack. We don’t build vanity apps — instead we focus on hard core utility, and connectivity.

Hardware Engineering. We’re experts in integrated, software-enhanced electronics. Our experienced team is ready to build your next Bluetooth Smart project.


Usability Lab. Test script development, on-site facilitated testing. Stakeholders are welcome to join us in the observer room.

Beta Management. When it’s important to nail it before release, we’ll help you design and run your beta program and iterate on what we learn.

QA Testing. Dedicated testing staff armed with a full spectrum of mobile devices. They're hunters — and bugs are in season.

Some Recent Work is the first exchange for podcasters and sponsors. We’re bringing no hassle payment and CPM bidding to the podcasting world. Currently up and running with no-fee pricing for your campaign! Check it out.

Wej. Wireless music interface combines a lightshow and Bluetooth Smart (BTLE) integrated iPad and iPhone app. Shipping to pre-order backers next month! Learn More.

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