Whether your spreadsheets just aren’t cutting it anymore. You're hitting the limit
with off-the-shelf solutions and need specific functionality for your business.
Or you want to bring a brand new product or business to life.
Denver Business Journal's Best Web Development Company 11 years straight
We'll build your application using the right systems and frameworks.
(Developed by companies like Facebook and Google.) So it's ready to grow when you are.
During development, we can connect your application to all your existing systems. So you can cut many steps down to just one.
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Why build reports or input data by hand when software could do it for you? We help you ditch your spreadsheets and binders full of business processes. So you can grow beyond the time-consuming systems that are holding you back.
Your processes work great... as long as no one misses a step. We build systems that help you eliminate human error from your workflows. So you can stop relying on your memory to get the job done.
Your data is our top priority. That's why we follow OWASP's best practice security standards on every project. So that you can mitigate vulnerabilities and stay protected from common security threats.
Did you know that most cyber insurance policies require you to make a commercially reasonable effort to stay compliant?
We had a very high-profile investor who wanted to do their due diligence on the codebase and code structure before committing. They didn't want to invest in a company and then have to throw away the code and start over. Neon Rain gave them access to the code (with our permission), and within a few weeks, the results came back with flying colors!
"For us, not only were they creative but their flexibility allowed us to have software that was one of a kind. It really makes a difference when you team up with the right people. And that's the recipe for success!"
"I am not a high-tech person, yet they were able to explain the process in a fashion I could understand. During the development process, I requested some changes, and they were always willing to adapt to my needs. They came in on budget and met (and exceeded) all the terms agreed upon. Without reservation, I highly recommend Neon Rain."
"The system is incredibly user-friendly, which makes customer signup easy, enhances franchisee communications, and enables us to track both marketing and operations data quickly and accurately. We launched the site with one store; now we have 23. It has grown right along with our needs—without the usual growing pains."
“Neon Rain offered a lot of personal attention and were incredibly responsive. Their careful listening and thoughtful questions really put our minds at ease. I've talked to a lot of developers, but Neon Rain is one of the best I've ever dealt with. “
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Your project is an investment. Our job is to help you weigh your options and make your best choice. Not pitch you “the thing we do.”
Integrations and 301 redirects? We translate the jargon (unless you speak the language). So you always know exactly what we’re working on. And why.
You get a dedicated project manager for the entirety of your build. And you can expect to hear back from us within hours (but often more like minutes).
We start with a unique discovery process to help establish a clear picture of what success looks like. This process allows us to explore your ideas, brainstorm new ideas, and map the requirements and functionality needed for success.
We'll help identify the risks, recommend a tech stack, and then come up with the scope of your minimum viable product together.
With a strategic architecture plan in place, we'll usually create UX/UI wireframes and mockups of key areas so you can visualize the main components and ensure we're on the right track.
We develop each app feature using agile scrum methodologies. That means code review, quality assurance, internal acceptance, and a feedback loop every step of the way. So you can provide input throughout the entire process.
Your web application goes live! We'll be right there to *cheers* and support you through the launch. We can even host it.
And then it's on to maintenance mode. Where we continue to add and enhance features and make adjustments that create more value for your company.
Since every project is truly unique, the range varies based on the complexity of the project. We can tell you that we've developed custom web applications ranging from $10K to $500K.
With such a large range, we understand this may not be helpful. That's why we've come up with a process where we briefly discuss your project at a high level and then come up with a recommended budget.
Don't fret - this describes almost everyone. Even if they know what they want, it usually changes as they get user feedback.
We have processes in place to help you figure out what you need, and we provide advice, options, and best practices.
This is precisely why we like to use Agile methodologies. It provides a framework to keep the roadmap flexible.
Don't worry; we speak "tech" and "human." And we are pretty good translators too!
We pride ourselves on making things easy to understand without making people feel belittled. But we can also hold our own when speaking with technical people.
Once we better understand the requirements and the features, we will recommend technologies that best fit your needs.
Yes, we've built very simple to massively complex platforms. Give us a ring and we will tell you more.
Similar to a general contractor (GC) you may hire to build a house, the experience and expertise of that GC will be evident in the final build for decades.
They will know the best plumbers and electricians; they'll be able to manage who is doing what, and overcome dependencies like making sure the drywall is up before the painter shows up. Plus, they'll ensure everything was done to code so that you feel good about your investment.
Building a web app is akin to building a house, but the floor plan is continually changing.
For example, suppose the database isn't architected well. In that case, your app may feel slow or sluggish because the software has to go to multiple places and connect too many dots to get the information it's looking for, like a delivery person that didn't plan their route ahead of time.
Or if your web app requires a dropdown list of US States, and instead of creating it in one place as a function and referencing that block of code each time you need it, they copied and pasted their code in each file when they needed it. It may seem inconsequential until you realize they forgot Hawaii in the list, and instead of editing one file to fix it, they have to go through the code and change it in 29 places.
This is actually something we dealt with after taking over a project. A 5-minute fix turned into a few hours because we had to redo some of the code to ensure it followed best practices.
Almost anyone can sling code, but not all dev teams are created equal.
Yes, we can and often provide ongoing hosting for applications we build.
Hosting fees vary based on what you need. Some projects can run on a virtual server, whereas others may require load balancing, database replication, etc.
Yes, you'll have a Project Manager and will speak with them often.
They may bring in designers and developers on calls with you to clarify functionality but in general they will work with you to turn your requirements into actionable tasks and then work with the team to make sure the output matches what you are expecting.
It varies based on the project's size, scope, and complexity. It can take weeks to months.
For most projects, the Project Manager will schedule a weekly call to update you on what we've accomplished, what's next, and get clarification if needed.
We also use an online communication tool we use daily that shows you what we are working on, have discussions, share assets, and allows us to assign tasks to you if we need something.
We have multiple ways of keeping the lines of communication open.
We either split the payments into milestones or we work from a deposit model where we will ask for a certain amount, work through it, and have the deposit replenished as needed.
The method is usually dependent on the size and complexity of the project.
Regardless, the payments are spread out.
Yes, but some projects require a mobile layout for the front end and some don't.
There are many cases where the web app would never be used on a mobile device and other cases where mobile is the primary method of access.
Technically, a web app is also a website.
"Websites" usually refer to marketing-type websites with reasonably static content to provide information. They are pretty simple in comparison to web apps.
"Web apps" usually refer to more complex interactive systems that accomplish a purpose. For example, think about Facebook, Airbnb, Redfin, Gmail, or Travelocity - they are all accessed through a web browser. Yet, they are more like tools or platforms that allow you to perform a function than just providing information.
Yes, we can and often do. Given our experience with APIs, we have integrated with platforms like Quickbooks, Oracle, SendGrid, Twilio, etc.
Yes, we often provide ongoing services for web application projects where we work with you monthly to determine updates to existing functionality or add new features.
The first step is to schedule a no-obligation call with us to determine if your project fits within our wheelhouse. If we aren't a good fit, we will tell you.
After we've discussed your project and asked a bunch of questions, we would go back and come up with an overall recommended budget and an initial budget we feel would be enough to create version 1 (MVP - minimum viable product).
Have a hunch that we might be your type? Tell us a little about your project. You'll hear back from us within one business day (but probably sooner).