StartupCraft is based in Miami, Florida. While our project management, sales, marketing and executive management teams are placed in Miami - we use engineers from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Eastern Europe. This allows us to offer much lower prices than in US or Western Europe, while maintaining the highest quality grade and technological processes. The end result is that your company will be able to communicate your specifications accurately so that the features that you require in your application will be EXACTLY manifested as defined in the scope of work.
After completing a request form on our website or responding to a Google or Facebook ad, StartupCraft will assign a business analyst to your account to assess your request and consult with the various departments within our company to generate a free professional quote.
Native speaking project managers in your timezone with convenient offices in midtown Miami to better understand your product development requirements. Most companies are located overseas, rarely meet face-to-face, and therefore forfeit the opportunity to dig deeper into the details integral to the development of the applications and subsequent features desired. In fact, we have several clients that have outsourced to India and Latin America that ended with horrific results, and their mobile and websites had to be fully reengineered.
We offer full-stack services: design, UI/UX, development, administration (DevOps), analysis and quality assurance. Platforms such as Wordpress are used by designers, and doesn't approach the complexity required by today's websites that contain far more features, content, and require fast load times, great navigation, payment platforms, and many more recent technological innovations.
We provide priority support and maintenance for our clients in a future.
You sign a contract with United States Corporation which is regulated by law - no surprises you've heard when dealing with fancy overseas agencies.
We use top notch technologies such as server-side rendering and GraphQL available to only the strongest software companies in the market (example: Airbnb, Facebook, Twitter).
— What if my executive team doesn't want me to outsource my company's software development?
In case you are a startup, there is a great number of reasons why you should outsource software development:
Developing software is not your key competency.
You are planning to have in-house developers team in your company and it's reasonable to pass MVP and validate your idea before making a large investment.
Outsourcing development is a much more cost efficient strategy. This allows you to spend more money on marketing and the customer acquisition process.
Today's technological advances have replaced antiquated development processes. It reflects poorly on your company if these old technologies are being used. Our engineering team are continuously being trained on the latest technological advances in software.
— What should I do if I have only idea and do not have specifications yet?
We can help perform market research and business analysis so you can end up with a right business strategy. After you have basic information, you can either create a detailed breakdown of your vision of the product. You can also work with our StartupCraft team to create professional technical specification for every product feature. The next stage is to create prototype and design. Contact us to receive more details: https://startupcraft.io/quote.
— I already have a design, can you start right from app development?
Good news! A few clients come with a ready-to-go design and specs. We will review your design and define specifications needed to begin the development. More often than not, clients come to us with products or apps that are what they expected. In those cases, our experienced team of business analysts and software developers can audit and improve your design as an option. Contact us to receive more details: https://startupcraft.io/quote
Yes. One of the important reasons of success is setting up a right team, processes and technology from.
— Can StartupCraft improve my existing app or migrate to another technology?
Yes. Technology is moving at rapid pace and many apps are outdated or require a technological refresh. StartupCraft have on numerous occasions developed projects from existing codebase as well as migrated production products to a different platform. Services related to this includes:
Implement a new set of features;
develop a new version of your app for another platform;
redesign of your product;
Project help, we can help recover your project from a dead state;
Technology migration. We can help move between different technologies;
Technical audit to better understand what's wrong and what can be fixed or improved;
Throughout the process, you will interact directly with our CTO and his top of the line technical team in addition to the business analyst and product manager that will be assigned to oversee your product's development. Contact us to receive more details: https://startupcraft.io/quote
Yes. We are recognized as one of the top mobile app development compnies worldwide. We provide mobile app development services using React Native technology which allows us deliver app both to iOS and Android markets. Contact us to receive more details: https://startupcraft.io/quote
Yes. We use Ember and React, the best technologies considered today. Usually, companies that started off using an entry level web design tool like Wordpress, want to graduate to a more professional quality that guarantees friendlier and smoother user experience as well as features not obtainable through novice website design platforms. Contact us to receive more details: https://startupcraft.io/quote
— How much will my project cost? How much does it cost to develop an app?
StartupCraft realizes that our clients want a quality product, but also require speedy implementation so that they can further their business endeavors. We use engineers from countries such as Ukraine and Russia which allows us to offer a highly competitive price without sacrificing quality; unlike software development services offered in countries like India and Latin America where the technology deployed is second rate. The final price depends on deadlines and project complexity. Here are approximate estimates for different types of projects:
Small projects (web or mobile app with 4-6 key features): $15k-$25k
Middle-sized projects (an app with up to 10 unique key features, not counting static content or sign in): $25k- 40k
Enterprise grade or blockchain projects: $75k and more
You can find more details here: https://startupcraft.io/#pricing. We work in fixed price and material mode with guaranteed delivery time so the client knows meets their time/budget requisites; that is, of course, if the scope of work is fixed. If change is inevitable - we have to redefine the scope of work and recalculate the cost impact of those changes.
We're happy to provide our engineerss remotely or onsite to work on a per hour basis. Contact us here: email@example.com
— The cost is outside of my budget. Is it really worth the cost?
It depends on how much you value the investment. You can find a cheap development group that outsources their work to India or Latin America with a limited track record, fake testimonials or false promises or you can work one of the top software development companies in the world who have invested in the best-of-the-best engineers and have built a brilliant portfolio of clients that leverage our technology to garner new business and reach out to a larger audience. We are proud of the testimonials given by the top executives in their respective industries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxVNlpqD3ic
Furthermore, we've been evaluated by recognized appraisal firms (such as Clutch) and have consistently been rated in the top 3 vis-a-vis our competitors. https://clutch.co/profile/startupcraft
— If I don't have enough budget, can we work for equity?
Sorry, but no. Even though our clients have greatly benefited from our software development and have gained financial success, we've remained true to our core focusing on software engineering. In those cases where budget is an issue, we urge these clients to take advantage of our scalable platforms where features can be added in ensuing iterations.
— Why can't I receive an estimate for the entire project instantly?
Before signing under a contract, we like being diligent to ascertain that every detail is considered to provide an accurate quote. Our team which consists of a business analysts, sales, engineering, and product management are all involved in reviewing the scope of the project and precisely quoting the deliverable, timing for milestone, and associated costs. Thus, quotes generally take 1-2 business days for completion.
— How can we work under a fixed-price contract?
Many software development companies offer an initial price then try to increase it once they find that the features desired by the client are not achievable at the initial price point. In contrast, we deliver what is promised at the agreed upon price. We break down deliverables and associated pricing using milestones. Upon completion of each milestone, we review our progress with the client to ascertain that the work meets their expectations.
— How can we work under a time & material contract?
In cases where the client is unsure of the features that they may want during the development phase, we do offer a time and material contract to accommodate their changing business model. The process is similar to that of fixed price where we agree on specifications, development milestones and a fixed price. However, in this case we don't guarantee a final price given that we are anticipating potential changes in the specs required. Instead, we'll quote you a range say $5K-$7K for a particular milestone, and then at its completion charge you exactly what it cost. Charges won't contain any hidden fees - you pay only for what you get and the time actually spent. We use time trackers with transparent reporting for every worker to account for accurate reporting.
— Do you provide maintenance and ongoing support after initial development? What are the costs?
Yes, we do. We offer priority support to the clients who finished initial development. This could be in form of a dedicated engineer (remote or onsite) or on-demand.
StartupCraft developers are considered among the best software engineers and coders in the world, bar none. Every engineer must pass an intense test consisting of multiple stages including video interview, solving theoretical algorithmic tasks, and live/teather coding. If they pass, they are given thorough training on our proprietary development tools (2 patents pending), as well as the latest processes, platforms and tools that will make them the most technologically advanced developers in their field. Most of our engineers participate in open source development (example: https://www.npmjs.com/package/react-lazy-load , 10000 weekly loads), contributing to creating internal StartupCraft knowledge base, attending technical meetups, colloquiums and inventing new solutions you can read about in our blog: https://startupcraft.io/blog
— Who are the development managers?
StartupCraft team is aware that working in the software development area requires every team member to be proficient in technology. Instead of using classic project managers to oversee development, we assign both a development software engineer and a project manager to make certain that all deliverables are met per your specifications and are on schedule. This approach was first conceived by Google, and proved to be very successful providing for increase precision. We too find it to be an efficient tandem where the Project Manager supports with scheduling and controlling the work flow while working together with operating software engineers who help with time estimations, proper planning, time and tasks allocation.
— Do you offer dedicated team that works exclusively on my project?
We use multitasking to make efficient use of our engineering resources which ultimately results in affordable pricing to meet customer budget constraints. There are cases where our customers demand dedicated resources which we provide charging them the going hourly rate for engineers.
Yes, a QA engineer is a part of full-stack team we offer as a service. Our QA engineers perform manual testing for each task and at each milestone. More importantly, we include (i.e., design-in) automated testing programs on the back-end of all of our applications, as well as optional automated tests on front-end. 100% automated tests coverage by default is extremely expensive and often doesn't make sense due to constantly changing requirements or simply just being less cost-efficient
— Can you work with my design?
Yes. We work with PSD and Sketch (preferrable) and we don't charge for preparing it for development.
— Do you offer design services?
Yes. StartupCraft'sdesign team helps you envision your application. We want to make sure that your design as EXACTLY as you want so we implemented the proper process which helps you communicate with the design team so that your application is manifested in its final form and is consistent with your vision. We design mobile and web applications alike as well as landing pages for your brand.
The process starts from receipt of an initial call or your completing the online form. Once we get our basic understanding of what you're planning to build, we will provide you with a quote. You can contact us here at https://startupcraft.io/quote or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Our form also offers a budget field which might help us understand.
— Will I have to manage the engineers?
No. We provide a technical management on our side. It includes code and architecture review, time and tasks allocation, estimation and planning.
— What happens when my project ends?
It depends on the course of your business. Our participation may end upon project completion supported with API documentation or it can continued if you need on-going development. Maintenance contracts are available upon request.
— How my project can be featured on your portfolio?
We are happy to feature your project in our portfolio after its completion. Our website generates at least 10000 unique monthly visitors so your company and the services it offers will be viewed.
— What payment options do you accept?
We accept: ACH, Wire transfers and Paypal.
— How support looks like once we left initial development stage?
We provide you with priority access to the engineers who have worked on the project. We make sure you receive on-demand support while you are validating your business or need to make a pause. We reserve at least 10 hrs a week for the next 3 months from engineers who worked on your project. if you plan to continue development, we would allocate those engineers to your new project ASAP.
— How do you treat bugs and issues after the initial development is done? Can you fix them forever for free?
Yes, we always provide high quality software and make sure the result is bug-free. However, we don't guarantee to cover all edge cases that exist in the world, Apple still has issues - it's a continuous process to reach a perfect state. To be clear, we define exact expected functionality in the form of specifications and describe edge cases where possible. If something is missed and has to be fixed - we will fix it free of charge
— What is a change request?
Anytime you want to change something from original requirements, it is considered a change request. If we're working in time & material mode - we simply add this task and its associated costs. If we're working on a fixed price project - it goes against the rules since we seal the requirements and scope. In cases where absolutely needed however, we re-evaluate the additional feature/s requested and its/their impact on price.
— Do I own the legal rights to technology built by StartupCraft?
Yes. With the following caveat: if your project uses a proprietary StartupCraft work product, you don't have rights to reuse it for your commercial benefit. We are different from our competitors because we invested more than 10000 hours of engineering power developing an outstanding internal framework. Having already developed proprietary software, platforms and tools allow us to cut corners and offer you a better-quality product using the latest technology within a shorter timeframe than what you would normally receive from open source development. This is our secret sauce. This is what keeps us miles ahead of any and all software development competitors. Read more about pricing policy here: https://startupcraft.io/#pricing
— How can I be sure my project is kept confidential?
Only the team who is assigned to your project is aware of it. Every employee, contractor and team member in StartupCraft signed an NDA which protects our client's intellectual property.