Rocketmade works with startups to build meaningful web and mobile apps. As an agile software development shop, we provide strategic engineering power to get products to market.
We have an awesome process and a strong business sense, so you can be confident our goal is making sure you're product is profitable and positioned to be a market leader.
Yes, yes. Of course. In short, we solve business problems. Where applicable (and justified), we build apps to generate significant value and competitive advantage. We are agile, pragmatic, and approximately 46' tall.
That's mostly true, but we don't reveal them outright. You'll have to pony up and work with us on a project before you see what we can do that mere mortals simply can't. In the meantime, enjoy our lovely faces.
Perfect! Get in touch so we can find out just how amazing it is. But beware: we tend to be brutally honest with our feedback. Be prepared to defend your plan, your budget and your ability to pull it off.
Rocketmade is a product development company who works with startups and established businesses.
We happen to be exceptionally good at solving problems by employing technology, software and good old fashion intelligence.
We fancy Ruby and Rails. A lot. So what, you ask? Ruby on Rails was (and still is) pivotal in shaping the landscape for modern web apps. It allows us to do amazing things with minimal effort. You want that.
It is shocking how many businesses still don't use mobile apps within their business. We provide value-drive mobile engineering for businesses who need purpose-built apps to run flawlessly across a wide spectrum of devices.
We build beautifully by building minimally. At every step we explain the tradeoffs of various options. Our focus on the minimum viable product (MVP) doesn't throw sound engineering and stability out with the feature water.
Rocketmade is the best development company I have worked with. They are professional in every way, exceeded my expectations and delivered a quality product. — Mike Strong, Founder, Daily Bread & Pop Five
I can't say it more clearly: Rocketmade is the go-to company for building rock-solid apps. Their process, rigor and intelligence put them among the most advanced development group I have worked with. — Scott Paul, Founder of ArmorActive & Voto App
We're not pros as doing demos, but then again, we can't be awesome at everything. At least we used the blanket trick with moderate success to avoid the all-to-common (and annoying!) hollow office echo of doom.
We make up the fine folk of Rocketmade. But before you meet us, meet the values that help us weave our magic. Our biggest shame would be getting caught not living up to them. As such, you are hereby deputized to catch us in the act (er...not in the act?)
Usually we're writing software and advising startups, but in the off-chance we spent a few minutes blogging, here is what we had to say. You can read our entire blog here.
We recently read Paul Davis’s article on the Pivotal Labs blog regarding Pivotal Tracker’s ability to provide transparency, clarity and focus. It resonated close to home for us at Rocketmade, as we have tightly modeled our business using many of the agile practices that Pivotal Labs has made famous.
Says Davis of their view of Tracker,
Pivotal Tracker is more than a project management tool: it reflects the nimble approach to software development Pivotal Labs is known for. It’s not merely a way for teams to communicate about their progress, but instead a real-time monitor of the project’s health, at both a micro and macro scale.
With so many project management options on the market, it’s difficult to know which to use. We have cycled through a half-dozen options and keep coming back to Tracker. While there are definite gaps (ahem…designers tend to feel like second-class folk), feature such as the incredibly fine-tuned UI and drag-and-drop simplicity set a high bar for the competition.
So, until something more compelling comes around, we’re definitely staying put with our decision to embrace Pivotal Tracker.
Daniel Evans provides a great overview of the Pop Five app, which we built for iDitto, a Salt Lake City-based startup with an impressive array of founders. This Ruby on Rails application is a social networking app similar to Pintest and other interest-based social sites.
Technologies we used in building Pop Five include:
This is a quick demo of the popular Concepts: Precision Sketching iPad app that we built for our client, TopHatch. In this video, DJ Holt, one of two core engineers on the project, walks through some of the highlights of the first release of this application. If you have an iPad, but haven’t had a chance to play with Concepts, go download it and let us know what you think.
Technologies we used to build Concepts include:
We're located in the sunny, red rock landscape of Southwestern Utah, strategically located between Las Vegas and Salt Lake. Pretty smart, eh?
Let's start with a phone call. Next we'll do lunch. At that point, we may as well build you an amazing app. That's what friends do, right?