We Build Digital

HacknCraft is an elite digital innovation studio based in NYC. We’ve built 40+ digital products spanning mobile apps, webs apps, chatbots, and AR. We leverage proprietary technology and deep technical expertise to push the boundaries of digital technology for ourselves and for our clients.


Our team built the 2011-2012 version of the Official NHL Gamecenter App. The app featured in app purchases, live streaming, and a 3D virtual arena that allowed fans to view the positions of each player each moment of the game.

Madison Square Garden Networks

Our team is designing and building a new suite of user engagement functions for Madison Square Garden Networks' digital products. Starting with live sports stats and "Pick'em" games, we are upgrading MSGN's user experience across their portfolio of digital products - mobile, desktop, and connected TV: hear it in their words.


AppFriends.me is a turnkey social and messaging layer for apps and websites. The AppFriends SDK allows apps and websites to build social messaging functionality into their product, with public chat channels, private messages, and a plug-and-play social graph database. To learn more about AppFriends, visit http://appfriends.me.


Chartbeat is a leader in real time analytics for publishers, allowing front line teams to measure the second-by-second attention of their visitors and drive the right readers to the right content. We helped improve their iOS and Android SDK to be more robust and developer friendly.


Actus is an iOS app for training elite athletes, interfacing with wearables and utilizing data on heart rate, sleep, diet, urine, and psychological measures to ensure optimized training outcomes and maximum performance. We designed and built this app from the ground up, front end and back end.

Dick's Sporting Goods/GameChanger Media

HacknCraft was instrumental in Android development at top sports startup GameChanger Media (acquired by Fortune 500 company Dick's Sporting Goods). Our AppFriends chat product is also being used to power GameChanger's youth sports community in both their iOS and Android Baseball and Softball apps. Learn More


Fancred is a new way of experiencing your sports life by capturing everything you see and do as a sports fan. You can stream live video from anywhere, to anyone, at any time. With one tap you can broadcast live to the world, or just your small group of friends. Get real-time scores for your favorite teams. Tap on any score to get in-depth stats and game details. Connect with other fans from around the world. Some like the same teams as you, and some folks won’t. If you like someone, add them to your Crew. Learn More


Gwick is a digital giftcard app utilizing the power of social networks to personalize the gift giving experience. Securely purchase and store giftcards digitally and send them to friends and family with an encouraging word or funny video. Gwick modernizes gift cards and gift giving for a social and digital generation. Available on iOS and Android. Learn More


SafeMessenger is a HIPAA compliant secure texting app built using a combination of the Virgil encryption platform and the AppFriends chat platform. SafeMessenger achieves HIPAA compliance by utilizing end-to-end encryption, public/private key cryptography, and secure communications to protect electronic Protected Health Information ("ePHI"). Install

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What People Are Saying.

  • From ideation to design to development to support, these guys can really do it all. Our users and investors love our app..

    Kristen Holmes-Winn, National Championship Winning Field Hockey Coach, Princeton University
  • These guys are stellar. We've been working with them since 2014, and every release of our app has been 5 stars. That's what I've come to expect with these guys.

    Jake Sutker, Co-founder of DailyBracket
  • HacknCraft was absolutely instrumental in improving both our iOS and Android SDKs. Their technical expertise is impressive, but more impressive is their willingness to collaborate and problem solve. They’re reliable and a pleasure to work with.

    Kyle Schad, Head of Project Planning at Chartbeat
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