Your Journey With InspiringApps

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Let’s talk about the mobile or web app you want to create. We’ll start with an initial meeting that helps us get to know your team and the problem you want to solve. You’ll connect with experts on the InspiringApps team who will openly provide straightforward and honest answers to your questions. 

We’ll discuss your objectives, timeline, and budget, as well as things like your communication preferences.

Our digital solutions are built upon our proven process. We outline below what you’ll experience as you kick off your project with InspiringApps. Can’t wait? Let’s get started!

 

The InspiringApps Process

Ideation

We’ll work together to generate ideas and brainstorm solutions, as we formulate a high-level concept and strategy for your application. We’ll consider your overall goals, timeline, and budget to help us define your product’s technical requirements and if we’re the right fit to build it. A statement of work will outline everything you’ll need to know to move forward.

  • Statement of Work
  • Discovery
  • Timeline/Budget

 

Scoping

We assess the design and development needs of your product and define the scope, refining the timeline and budget as needed.

  • Product Backlog
  • Timeline/Budget Revision
  • Product Strategy

 

Design

Our designers work to create both a well-designed user experience and a beautiful interface. Details start to come to life—first as low-fidelity wireframes, then as conceptual and branded designs.

  • Conceptual Designs
  • Timeline/Budget Revision
  • Lo-fi UI/UX Designs

 

Project Planning

As we prepare for development, we’ll create a more detailed plan between all members of our team and define the sprints.

  • Roadmap Definition
  • Functional Designs
  • Sprint Backlog

 

Build & Deploy

Our developers will work in 2-week sprints to create our custom web and mobile apps before they are tested and deployed.

  • Quality Assurance Testing
  • Product Releases
  • Product Delivery

 

Frequently Answered Questions

Who will be my main point of contact once the project kicks off?

While multiple people will be involved in building your app, you will have clear communication from InspiringApps, primarily from your designated project manager. They will be your first point of contact for any needs. When you need to talk about technical or design challenges, they’ll get you connected to the right people.

 

How will I communicate with you during the app development process?

There are major benefits of live conversation and collaboration—whether that’s digital or in-person. There are numerous ways our teams can interact, from phone calls to video chat to screen-sharing to the still relevant face-to-face meeting. We are willing to take advantage of all these options as we work through complex issues or questions.

Our clients say we aren't like "vendors"; we feel like part of their internal team.  InspiringApps' operating model incorporates clients into our weekly check-in meetings. As a result, our interaction is seamless.

 

What collaboration tools do you use?

We use project management tools such as GitHub, ZenHub, Asana, Basecamp, and others to track project progress. We are also happy to use a tool that our client uses internally—we have a lot of clients that use Azure and Jira. All are great tools, and they’re extremely valuable in ensuring the project is on the right track.

 

How will I receive status updates and how often?

We’ll discuss the frequency of status updates, so it is compatible with your desire to receive them. As noted above, there are numerous ways for us to stay connected. We’ll discuss the rhythm of communication and meetings needed and what you can expect at different phases of the project.

 

How involved will I be in the project? When do I get to provide input?

Big reveals make for good television on home renovation shows, but it’s not the way you want to receive your product. It’s best to keep an eye on your software throughout the life of the project so that you can make iterations as needed.

Our team builds and tests small sections of code at a time. As a result, you should expect the ability to interact with the app early in the process and as each piece of functionality is added.

You are the subject matter expert for your product, and we rely on you for knowledge of your industry and customer. Your feedback, including help with testing the app during development, ensures that the best product is delivered.

 

How do development sprints work?

Our developers work in 2-week sprints to create our custom web and mobile apps before they are tested and deployed. Within each sprint, our team builds and tests small sections of code at a time. As a result, you should expect the ability to interact with the app early in the process, and as each piece of functionality is added.

 

What if my priorities or scope changes during the project?

We called it a journey, right? We expect things to shift, and we’re extremely flexible in changing priorities and timelines as needed. Simply contact your project manager to chat through anything that comes up.

 

Who will own the app?

You will own the finished product.

 

Ready to get started?

It’s critical for the success of your project that you take the time to find the right developer—one that has the experience and capabilities for the app you want to build, who communicates well, and has the right cost structure for you. 

We hope that this information gave you insight into working with InspiringApps. If you’re ready to see for yourself, you can contact us here. We can’t wait to work with you.

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