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We help companies kick ass on the web by planning, designing and building apps that drive businesses.

What We Do

We partner with our clients to build web applications. Let's illustrate that with a few examples:

Avoid Excel-Hell

Your team is sending complex spreadsheets back-and-forth? We build apps that automate workflows so you can focus on growing your business instead of doing grunt work.

Launch a Startup

Hire us to kickstart your product from a back-of-the-napkin idea to launch with users & revenue.

Move Faster

We'll fill gaps in your team to tackle more of your problems.

Some Of Our Clients

  • LearnZillion
  • Mandiant
  • iStrategyLabs
  • Encore
  • TripTuner
  • David All Group
  • Radius Networks
  • First Round Capital
  • JumpStart
  • Winer Law LLC
  • Pelonkey
  • Interfolio

Discover

You tell us about your challenges. We doodle listen, ask questions, challenge your assumptions and let you know whether we're the best team to help your business.


Plan

In this phase, we get together in person to compile a comprehensive action plan for your project. We'll bring a senior developer, senior designer, and project facilitator. You'll provide a product owner and other key members.

  • Deliverables

  • Problem definition
  • Basic Wireframes
  • Prioritized Feature List as User Stories
  • Project Roadmap & Estimate

Build

When you're ready, we'll assign a dedicated team to your project. That means that throughout the entire engagement, engineers and designers are free of distractions from other project and can focus on you exclusively. These are a few of our practices:

Keep the Feedback Cycle Short

You'll find that most of our practices follow the same principle: short feedback cycles. Everything is optimized to go from doing something to getting the result as quickly as possible, and then building on top of that.

Revise Constantly

Once a week, we meet to tweak our plan for the upcoming iteration. Stories are added, removed, clarified, changed, and prioritized. Your roadmap evolves as we learn more about you, your business and your users.

Over-communicate

You'll hear from us every day. In fact, we start out each day with a 15 minute standup call, during which each engineer and designer takes turns to discuss what they worked on yesterday, what will be tackled next, and resolve any blockers.

Test-drive code

Most of the code we write is driven by automated tests. That ensures that we have a shared understanding of what your app does, that it is well factored, maintainable, and doesn't break in unexpected ways as time goes by.

Integrate Continuously

We integrate our changes and deploy them to production at least daily. You don't have to wonder where we're at — just open the app and see for yourself.

Pretend to be the User

In addition to automated testing, we have quality assurance engineers who play with your app on an ongoing basis as a user would and proactively look for issues that can be resolved before your customers find them in production.


Launch

When your project is ready to launch, we'll set up the production environment, configure analytics to track key performance indicators, and make sure everything is running smoothly.

  • Launch Components

  • KPI Tracking
  • Exception Notification
  • Log Aggregation
  • Uptime Monitoring

Iterate

You don't have to worry about maintaining the app yourself. We'll stick around for as long as you want to maximize your returns on investment.Should you want to handle maintenance in-house, your engineers are welcome to pair with ours for 2 weeks or more to ensure a smooth transition.


Would you like to work with us?

Hire GunpowderLabs