Bring us your vision and watch it come to life.

For nearly 20 years our small team has been serving customers like Google, Virgin America, Live Nation, and the National Writing Project.

We designed and developed the original Catalog Choice web app, helping the non-profit sign up a million users in its first year and get featured on every major media outlet in the US.
We created an online game for Google & Virgin America that Ogilvy called, “The future of marketing.”
Over two million participants in nearly 120 countries have been timed using our race timing app and web service.
We were the design and tech team for Germany’s largest event promoter for nearly two decades, and continued as a key vendor to Live Nation after its 2016 acquisition of MLK.

"When we talk about Makalu here at Google, we always say that it’s more like working with other Googlers (an internal team) than an external vendor—you’re flexible, user-focused, creative, open/honest, motivated, together (not us vs. them)—all Googley qualities."

Andrew Chang, Google

Store and analyze your chess games

We created a service for recording, storing, and analyzing chess games, anytime, anywhere and on any device.

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Simple and cost-effective timing of sports events

We built an app and web service for timing participants without the need for complicated chip-timing setups.

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We focus on the stuff that really matters.

We’re not award-winning or industry-leading. We haven’t been listed in Forbes 100 under 30. We don’t call ourselves “rockstars”, “gurus”, or “ninjas” either. But when you want a reliable and well-designed product that wins over stakeholders and customers alike, look no further. From design to development, we help give your vision shape and bring it to life.

Our services
  • UX/UI design
  • Front-end development
  • Mobile and web development
  • Copywriting
Current interests
  • Challenging SaaS platforms
  • Crypto and blockchain apps
  • React Native mobile apps
  • Focused redesigns for conversion

We built and operated Letters 2 President 2.0, for the National Writing Project.

The platform—built with Phoenix and Elixir—allowed 12,000 American students from nearly 400 schools to publish letters to the candidates of the 2016 US presidential election.

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“Efficient, responsive, collaborative, and design-smart — Makalu is exactly what you want in a development partner.”

Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
National Writing Project

The tech team behind Germany's largest festival

For two decades, we’ve been the design and tech team for the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park music festivals — including design, development and operations of one of Europe's most visited live event web and mobile apps, as well as CMS systems used by Live Nation to manage schedules and content.

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The simplest way to monitor crypto prices

We built a free online service that alerts crypto enthusiasts about important price changes, allowing us to stop checking our phones. We built the service as a fun internal project, and are super-proud of the results.

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Veil X - Reimagining a crypto wallet

We designed and built a modern wallet for Veil, a privacy-focused cryptocurrency.

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"Many can ’write code,’ but few can design, build and operate applications that fulfill their purpose like Makalu. Tell them about your vision, and watch it come to life."

Chuck Teller, Catalog Choice

Shipment forwarding to underserved markets

We design, develop & operate the entire suite of MyMalls apps — from the customer interface, to the warehouse logistics and admin interface to manage the whole system and generate business related reports and analytics.

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Network design tool for ISPs

We provide visual design, interaction design and development services to the Mimosa team that delivers an interactive online tool that allows wireless ISPs to visually design complex networks in which to deploy Mimosa devices.

Need something done?

Whether you have just an idea, a fast-moving startup looking to build an MVP, or an established product in need of a refresh, we’re here to help. Tell us what you need, and let's make it a reality together.

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