- Market analysis
- Requirements gathering
- Problem definitions
- Business objectives
- Goal setting and alignment
- Customer development
- Customer profiles
- Project scoping and planning
Before we write a line of code or sketch out a single design, we work with you to understand what you want to build and who it is you’re building for. Coming from building our own startups, we know that it’s not just about coding something up, but it’s about deeply understanding the business and customer needs. We convert your ideas into clearly defined goals and requirements that are required for your product’s success. From there we fill in the details and make your vision a reality.
- User scenarios
- Feature definition
- Framing the structure
- Interaction design
- HTML mockups
Once we’ve got a good grasp of what you want to achieve, we put this information to work by creating core user scenarios. At every stage in our process, we use these scenarios to keep the customer in mind when designing and building your product or website. We believe that a successful website, product, or online service is designed and built with a people and customer-centric approach.
Throughout the duration of your project we use multiple different methods to help arrive at your desired outcome. Some of our methods include sketching, HTML mockups, and rapid prototyping. By using these methods together, we make sure that all ideas are brought to the table and the best ones are incorporated into your product.
We don’t stop until you and your customer are satisfied with the end result. That’s why iteration is core to the way we work. Through multiple iterations, we can incorporate your feedback and adapt to your changing business needs.
- Web applications
- Frontend development
- Backend development
- API integration
- Responsive design
- Interactive design
- User testing
There is nothing without execution and results. We have experience creating products from scratch, revamping existing sites, and working within existing applications. This allows us to cater to your specific development needs. We also pride ourselves on making our client’s applications interactive, user friendly, and usable on any device.
In developing a web application, we understand that requirements can and will change. That’s why we believe in agile development which allows us to deliver working product code in days and weeks, not in months and years. Having scheduled releases early and often gives us the ability to constantly adapt to your feedback and needs.
Though we aren’t limited to these technologies, these are some of the core ones that we use for rapid development.
One Kings Lane
One Kings Lane came to us to develop their “About Us” section of their corporate website.
Rishi had the opportunity to DJ at a company’s holiday party in December 2011. He was receiving emails from the company asking if they can submit song requests and needed a better way to collect them. That’s when he developed the first prototype of QuickRake to help solve this problem. Haji and Rishi took this opportunity to productize the application to bring it to other DJs. Now, QuickRake helps DJs gather song requests and connect with their clients and guests for their events.
Design, Development, and Marketing
Ambika Makin came to us needing a customized blog to express her thoughts on all things fashion and lifestyle living. She wanted a blog that was an extension of her personality and taste. After listening and understanding what she wanted her blog to be like we went through many iterations of design and implemented the one she liked best. Now Ambika has an outlet to communicate her thoughts to the fashion world.
Design, Graphics, and Development
HTML, CSS, WordPress, responsive web design (site looks great on any device)
As new Seattle transplants we experienced what is known as the “Seattle Freeze” and felt the need for locals to serendipitously meet new like-minded people. From this pain, urbandipity was born. We surveyed the market, design and developed the product from end to end, and then launched it in 2011. Through this process, we talk to hundreds of potential users, iterated on our design after user testing and feedback, and did numerous marketing campaigns and events. Note: This was a previous, now defunct, startup that Haji was president of.
market analysis, goal setting and alignment, project management, design, development
For this company we provided frontend design and development.
front end development and design, team augmentation
In college, Rishi observed that task management and other house operations for his fraternity was becoming a hassle. So in June 2009 he started building FratApps to help his peers be more efficient. The experience led him to build friendships with many entrepreneurs in the Seattle tech scene. This project has since been defunct but is a testament to his nature of delivering a solution that impacts people’s lives in a beneficial way.
Design, Development, Marketing
HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails
Socedo recently graduated from the Microsoft Accelerator (powered by TechStars) program. Their product helps sales and business development professionals leverage social media to discover leads and build relationships more effectively.
We started working with Socedo when they were a couple weeks into their program. They needed to pivot and brought us on board to help with product design and development. Within 2 weeks we helped make their pivot into a reality. Over the next 2 months we helped them refine Socedo as they received customer feedback.
Product Design, Development
Developing and designing 5celsius’s construction management application.
Product Design, Development
Facebook Tab Development
Uptown Treehouse came to us to develop their client’s Facebook tabs.
Facebook Tab Development
Businesses face serious problems everyday. Whether its web design, application development, or data analysis, we are here to help.
Rishi graduated from University of Washington and majored in Informatics. He spends most of his time making products usable and delightful. He’s interned at T-Mobile and GoTime (a startup acquired by InfoGroup). In college he also built FratApps to help his fraternity brothers manage tasks. During the summer before college he was a High School Intern at Microsoft. He’s been building websites since he was 13 and has been motivated with how technology can make people’s lives better.
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Haji is the technical lead of the Bottega8 team and has been an engineer since he got his first lego set at 4. He was president of his previous 6-man startup Codeft, that built and launched Urbandipity and also built the first version of the Passport Unlimited Windows Phone 7 app. Before that he spent 2 years at Microsoft building automation for Windows Phone. He graduated from Cornell University in ’08 with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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