This Is What We Do.
What Clients Say
Ryan KaniaMagento Development
As part of a growing startup with some relatively complex development needs, it can be difficult to find the right partner at the right price for the right quality. Topflightdevs fit the bill for us quite well. Cheers to a long future together.
Darrin HommeiOS Development
Thank you very much for the work that you put in to help us launch our first app. The experience was outstanding top to bottom. I appreciate the flexibility, speed, and quality of the development and final product.
Paul GravesUI/UX Design, Rails and Angular Development
I had a tremendous vision but no sense of where to go next. Joe and the team at Topflight got my vision onto paper, and I couldn't be more pleased with how the project turned out. Joe is very detail-oriented, analytical and quick on the job. He's been both an excellent project manager AND sounding board for ideas. His feedback was critical in getting the job done right. It's important to me to have feedback from someone experienced, and that alone was worth the cost. We also nailed down great designs and my vision is much closer to fruition. Very talented and professional, I would recommend Topflight to my friends and family.
Christine CapraPython, Rails and Angular Development
We've been working with TopFlight for several months. I was very anxious at first because they were taking over a project from another developer, and I was concerned about how long it would take for them to get up to speed. But they've been nothing but a pleasure to work with. Great communicators, good at estimating, the work is done well & fast. If you're looking for a great agile development team, I'd recommend TopFlight!
Dmitri SkjorshammerRails and Angular Development
It was great working with Joe and his team. Joe is great at sourcing and vetting qualified developers.
Sarah MuenchWordpress and Python scraper development
Always ready for anything, TopFlight brought a breath of fresh air to my site, Clipped In, helping to elevate it as the largest cycling event website in the nation. Joe and the gang are ready to meet every challenge in an organized and productive way, which not only makes me as an entrepreneur feel good, but also assures me that TopFlight cares about each individual site. This company is diligent, creative and ingenious. If they raced bikes, I'd recruit them to my team.
Hakan TelsizPython Django and Angular Development
Working with Joe and his team was honestly an excellent experience. Naturally, outsourcing development is sensitive, but I was truly impressed with the way that his team managed the project (which lasted several months) and the way they executed so effectively. Lots of best practices were implemented, which is a huge plus. I'd definitely recommend Topflight to anybody looking to have development work done.
TopFlight is fast and responsive, while delivering a high quality product. The team knows how to create an engaging customer experience. I would have no hesitation in working with them again.
Evan BlackmanUI/UX Design
My experience with TopFlight was everything I had hoped for. They worked through different issues and addressed all concerns to create a great product. The prototype and all assets were delivered as expected, even through issues on Invisions end. All in all, it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend their services!
Taylor BarnettUI/UX Design
Joe and his team at TopFlight are the best of the best! I connected with Joe on a project I had been envisioning for awhile. He helped me come up with an execution plan to design and build exactly what I wanted. Topflight was very flexible and accommodating to my needs and ideas throughout the process. They did such a great job I know I will be continuing to work with them long into the future!
Our Design and Development Process
Before we develop any app, we want to understand your mission and business model. This includes anything from enterprise applications to non-profit services through our 501(c)(3) branch. We research your customers, what’s working in your particular niche, and ways to differentiate from the crowd. Then we write a story together about your value from the perspective of your ideal customer, to make sure your app delivers clear value to your audience and surpasses business goals.
Product Design Sprint
A well-written movie script is only great if someone watches the whole thing. We use rapid prototyping to build an optimal user experience. The prototype is a rough draft with just foundation and carpentry. But, it lets us iterate quickly and figure out what features will and won’t make it into the app based on the concept of a Minimal Viable Product that brings genuine value to your customer. During this time, we test our interactive Invision prototypes with prospective customers.
Now that we have our user experience locked down, we turn the project to our user interface designers who add the polish that makes it visually appealing. Now we get to bring to life how your app will look and feel. Iconography, branding, animation, and other visual “magic” have long been documented to increase conversions. This is about making the story look and feel incredible so customers engage with your app.
As product designers, we balance creative ambition with pragmatism. We go through the designs to try to find possible roadblocks and suggest alternative implementations. We investigate APIs and code libraries to analyze the feasibility of development. We explore off-the-shelf solutions that could accelerate development. At the end of discovery, we have a backlog of engineering tickets, along with high and low estimates for development.
Coding and Programming
This is the point at which all the previous work comes together. Led by your product manager, our developers code the app according to Agile Development. We break up the backlog of tickets into 2-week sprints. We discuss tasks and write code with total transparency so you’re never left to wonder. At the end of the sprint, the product manager holds a check-in with you to update you on progress, demo the sprint, and report how we’re doing relative to estimates and timelines.
Quality Control and Testing
At this point, we conduct quality control testing internally and externally. We write unit tests, which are tests that automatically test new code as it’s written to make sure it passes. Next we perform beta testing along with our clients, to ensure that the site is working the way it was intended and according to the original story. We check for typos, broken links, security, forms, design compliance, mobile responsiveness, page loading speed, and anything else that a customer might experience. By the end of this phase, everything is ready for real customers.
Launch and Beyond
Now that we have crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s, we launch your beautiful new app onto the Internet and app stores. We give you everything you need to run your app and continue to fulfill your mission. At this point, most of our clients choose to retain us as a long-term development partner to support the app and make improvements over time. We can address any bugs that arise, add enhanced microinteractions for user engagement, build new features from the roadmap, and maintain the servers to handle growing user traffic.
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