Have an idea for a mobile application? Have an idea for a web application? Do you have the next big social network in your head and need a company to develop it? Do you have the next great SaaS (Software as a Service) application? If so you have come to a very unique place.
Brain Bytes Creative is one of only a handful of software development companies in the United States that creates high-end software products for other companies. Think about it like this…
When Pandora wanted to build Pandora they brought on developers, designers, project managers, UI/UX experts, marketers and more to create the end product. Now with a company like Brain Bytes Creative you have the ability to funnel your software idea through us. This can save technology startups hundreds of thousands of dollars in development, employee benefits, and payroll taxes typically paid to in-house employees.
Software development is 50% art and 50% science. It requires trial and error and most importantly experimentation, which is why we moved to the Scrum (Agile) programming methodology last year. Agile software development is a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, a time-boxed iterative approach, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change. It is a conceptual framework that promotes foreseen interactions throughout the development cycle.
If you’re interested in having Brain Bytes Creative create your mobile application, web application, SaaS Application, or ground breaking new software idea here is what you can expect.
Software Development at Brain Bytes Creative:
- 1. Sign a mutual NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement)
- 2. Meet at our high tech offices in Atlanta, Georgia. We can also connect over the phone or in our virtual meeting room.
- 3. At the meeting we will collect any materials you have created that may help us with the next step.
- 4. We will create a product backlog. The agile product backlog in Scrum is a prioritized features list, containing short descriptions of all functionality desired in the product.
- 5. Once we have the backlog the UI/UX team will estimate the number of hours they will need to plan the UI/UX of your product.
- 6. Then the creative team will get a list of elements they will be tasked with for the project and they will bid accordingly.
- 7. Once all the main elements have been bid out, the project management team (along with the scrum master) will evaluate what will be required from them. They will look at each step in the process and ensure that nothing was left out.
- 8. Once you decide to move forward we go into contract signing. The contract will contain two major exhibits, the backlog and the scope of work.
- 9. Once we have come to an agreement we will move into requirements writing.
- 10. After the requirements are completed the UI/UX team will begin flow mapping and wireframes while development starts planning out the scrum sprints.
- 11. As the wireframes are completed the client will meet with our creative director to talk about the look of your software project.
- 12. As the client approves wireframes they will be handed off to the creative team to begin the design process. As pages or screens are completed they will be passed back to the client for notes or approval.
- 13. Once all the pages or screens have been designed for the software application or mobile phone application they will be sent to our frontend software development team.
- 15. Development will continue working on the backend. As tasks are completed they will be merged with the frontend, tested, and shared with the client. Once the client approves the code will be pushed to the development server.
- 16. Once items are pushed to the server we will perform internal beta-testing, where we trouble shoot and log bugs.
- 17. Once we have fixed the bugs we have found the site will go into a full beta test. At this time the client will be encouraged to play with the application as much as he/she likes logging any issues or new ideas that come up.
- 18. After we have completed testing the software will go live!
- 19. When a software application launches it’s really just the beginning of phase two. As the user base grows we will find better ways of doing things on the frontend and the backend and the application will further evolve. This evolution will continue throughout the life cycle of the software.
Software projects are a huge undertaking and require a great deal of foresight. They also require flexibility from our clients and us and that’s why we maintain an open dialogue and remain transparent every step of the way.
If you are interested in building your next or first software project with a group of passionate professionals please contact Brain Bytes Creative today.