When looking for a digital product design and development agency for your startup, you want a design and technology partner that can guide your project to completion in a timely manner.
It might be tempting to think of the term “agile” as just another industry buzzword, however, if agile is considered an operating and cultural tenet, it opens up avenues for creativity and innovation. It’s an iterative and incremental approach designed to promote:
When providing digital product design for startups, the approach requires a lot of questions as team members focus on not just how to add functions and features to a product, but also why they’re needed in the first place.
Once the answers are discovered to the developer’s and client’s satisfaction, the project can be attacked in quick spurts of activity followed by pauses to reflect on what’s working and what isn’t.
Someone well-versed in all things digital might expect such an approach. A relative newcomer to the realm of digital product development might be confused by the appearance of chaos in a process that is, by nature, defined by a series of fits and starts.
An Already Full Plate
If you’re an entrepreneur working with a technology partner for the first time, you already have plenty of issues that need to be addressed:
- Visual and verbal branding
- Product development
- Go-to-market strategy
- Customer acquisition
Obviously, that’s a partial list. The entrepreneur’s to-do list is a seemingly never-ending document. In order to make progress on your priorities, you might apply your own ad-hoc agile approach as you deal with whatever challenges arise.
Very few problems in business can be solved by waving a magic wand. Instead, they require steady and consistent action over time.
You can reduce your worries over a portion of that to-do list by hiring a trusted technology partner that works to understand what you want and need, attacks the problem on your behalf, and provides periodic updates about how your web and/or mobile app is progressing.
The founders at Intuitio Labs have provided digital product design for startups for nearly 20 years. We’ve built a variety of digital solutions for different types of companies over that period, and one of the reasons we exist is to help startups have access to that experience and achieve similar success.
New Generation Roping takes a cowboy pastime into the digital world. Team roping is a rodeo event, and teams compete in events held nationwide. COVID-19 shut competitions down. New Generation Roping asked us for a scalable technology-driven platform that allowed virtual team roping. We created a solution from the ground up.
TmrO App connects creative freelancers with paying clients. It delivers instant booking, fast payments, and lower commission rates than its competitors. The leadership at TmrO needed a mobile app development agency to step in and take over from another technology company.
Hubbit is a B2B mobile app developed by Georgia Pacific to streamline the bidding and purchase process of materials between suppliers and buyers. They knew what they wanted and built it themselves. We were invited to develop ways to measure the customer’s experience while using the app. We added an easy-to-use dashboard and created product tours and FAQs to encourage more engagement.
At Intuitio Labs, we take an agile approach to giving our diverse clients what they need. We don’t add features just to add features. Creating solutions is about focusing on the right metrics, not throwing the digital equivalent of the kitchen sink at the problem.
We set ourselves apart by:
- Providing clear communication from start to finish
- Stepping in whenever you need us
- Offering local contacts
- Blending design and technology
When we were working with New Generation Roping, we already understood topics such as branding, product design, and app development.
We learned that there are more than 200,000 registered team ropers in the world, and some $70 million in prize money is awarded each year. Most of the events were shut down because of the pandemic.
We did what we do best at Intutio Labs and, after starting from scratch, successfully launched the beta event within ten weeks, so cowboys and cowgirls could rope and ride again.
Part of our expertise as a mobile app development agency is to understand the value of communication. We set goals and write them out in plain—not super-technical—English. We’ve found that fuzzy details run the risk of problems.
Entrepreneurs who work with us never have to dive headfirst into the digital weeds, but the best way we’ve found to get your project finished in six to 12 weeks is to keep our clients informed.
As we iterate and make incremental progress, we perform a lot of demos with our clients to ensure we are moving in the right direction.
As a way of building trust, we like to show our progress to clients every two weeks. It’s a chance for them to make sure we’re heading in a direction that works for them. It also provides them time to change direction if needed.
To ensure your project is delivered on time and on budget, Entrepreneur offers the following tips:
- Do your homework: Find a designer whose tastes reflect your own.
- Know the basics: You don’t have to know everything, but it helps to understand the fundamentals.
- Be prepared to collaborate: Point us in the right direction.
- Get comfortable: Personality matters, so make sure there’s a connection with your point of contact.
- Know what you’re paying for: Get things in writing, so there’s nothing fuzzy.
- Be honest, but don’t nitpick: If we’re way off the mark during the early phase, let us know. Otherwise, trust us to move in the approved direction.
- Hold up your end: You’re the expert. Make sure we have content that adequately reflects your business.
- Be decisive: Take advantage of the development process to limit the need for last-minute changes.
Whatever You Need
Before it had a specific definition for the business world, agile was only an adjective that described one’s ability to move quickly and easily.
That definition came into play when we were working with TmrO. The company had worked with another vendor to design an app that connected creative freelancers with people who had paid work to offer.
The leadership wasn’t pleased with the quality of support they were getting from the original digital product development company. The app wasn’t as responsive as it needed to be, and costs were not in line with what TmrO expected or needed.
“Having a dependable technology partner has been a lifesaver,” said Kayla Shelton, co-founder of TmrO. “After we got fed up with unanswered questions, unfixed bugs, and the over-complication of, well, everything, we switched from a former technology company to Intuitio Labs. What a difference it has made.”
TmrO invited us to take over product design, UI/UX product feature prioritization, architecture, development, and maintenance, and we helped them successfully launch their new app.
We adapted and showed Shelton and her team how digital product design for startups can and should be done.
“I always knew exactly what was going on with my project: deadlines, progress, etc. Everything was delivered on time and on budget,” Shelton said. “The Intuitio Labs team was endlessly pleasant to work with, which was a big bonus. I highly recommend Intuitio Labs for anyone developing or revamping an app.”
Our mobile app development agency is prepared to do whatever it takes to get your platform launched. We can build from the ground up, or we can dive into your existing technology and finds ways to optimize it for you and your customers.
Whatever your tech stack needs, we can deliver. We’re agile that way.
Local and Global Digital Product Design for Startups
If you search for “software development companies in Atlanta,” you’ll find Intuitio Labs. We also have talented team members in Dallas, San Francisco, Tampa, and Boston.
Even if we’re not working face-to-face, we’re up and running during your business day, which makes it convenient to connect with us and get the updates you need.
No matter how big or small the issue, we can be reached by:
While the core product development team is easy to reach, we also have talented team members working around the world.
We do it this way for two reasons:
A technical talent shortage exists in the United States. It’s driven by an insufficient number of U.S. citizens graduating from college with computer science degrees. This is happening at a time of increasing demand for app and software development skills.
A survey by TalentLMS and recruiting software company Workable suggests there’s more trouble ahead. When polling technology workers, researchers found that more than 70 percent are considering quitting their jobs within the next year.
Those are exactly the kinds of workers needed to provide digital product design for startups. To counteract those trends, Intuitio Labs has a domestic presence and a global development team to work on your website and/or mobile app.
Our customers are able to leverage the infrastructure, process, and experience Intuitio Labs has built to efficiently work with global teams. This business model makes a timezone problem a time-zone advantage. Pick any hour of the day and someone around the world will be working on one of our client’s projects.
Progress is made around the clock even when you’re sleeping, and our domestic team is ready to handle all of your questions during normal working hours.
Form and Function
Digital product design for startups is a collaborative approach. As with Newgenroping and TmrO App, our customers bring their knowledge and business goals while we at Intuitio Labs provide:
We keep usability and responsiveness at the front of our minds when we’re designing for your website and/or mobile app. We understand that we’re helping tell the story of your brand, and that’s an important responsibility that no one on our team will take for granted.
A flashy interface is nothing if it isn’t easy for your customers to use on the front end and simple for your team to manage on the back end.
As outsiders, we might see possibilities that you’ve missed. We certainly won’t hesitate to suggest ways to harmonize your needs with your audience’s expectations.
If we do our job right, the finished product allows you to connect with your customers on an emotional level. We look at the whole package, so we’re not just solving problems and adding features, we’re helping to weave the tapestry of your story.
We aim to provide the little extras that make your business brand stand out.
And when it comes to the nuts and bolts of your website and/or mobile app, our talented teams understand all the technology required to keep your engine running smoothly and effectively.
We work with:
- React and React Native
- iOS and Android
- Node.js and Python
Trust us. That’s a small sampling of our expansive toolkit.
Digital Product Design for Startups
If agile were only a buzzword, it’d be useless to us.
As an actual definition of being able to move quickly and easily, it’s a powerful trait worthy of aspiration.
As a project management philosophy of iteration and incremental improvement, it’s a ticket to the type of experimentation and teamwork that leads to novel solutions to your problems.
This philosophy is built into everything we do during digital product design for startups:
- Communication for innovation: We find out what you need, suggest ways to accomplish your goals, and give you regular progress updates.
- Whatever’s needed: We can build your platform from the ground up or fill in wherever you need us.
- Local and global: We’re easily accessible during regular business hours, and while you’re sleeping, our overseas team members are working away on your project. We truly bring global to local.
- User-friendly and effective: We design products with usability and responsiveness in mind, so your website helps tell your story while delivering the features you and your customers desire.
When starting a new business venture, you have all kinds of concerns. If you have the right technology partner, digital product development shouldn’t be one of them.
Our teams collectively have over 50 years of experience in helping a diverse range of companies expand their reach with technology that is right for them, and our talented and agile team is always up for another challenge.
To learn more about how Intuitio Labs can build the digital solution that’s right for you, visit www.intuitiolabs.com.