The answers to all of your burning questions.
The answers to all of your burning questions.
We’re a team of business-minded engineers working to help our client run high performance businesses. We’ll bring your best technology ideas to life. We work hard and we love our craft.
This past year, we’ve been working a lot with: Python, Node.js, C#, Java, C++, C, PHP, Visual Basic, ASP.NET, Knockout.js, HTML/CSS, Bootstrap.
Yes. We believe open, transparent communication is the cornerstone to success software projects. You’ll always know what’s happening on your project and you’ll be in constant contact with your team. It’s not unusual for our team leads to call their clients several times a week. We also provide weekly status updates and demos to keep you connected.
Yes. This kind of flexibility is important and could determine the success of project, but big changes after kick-off might affect budget or schedule.
You do. Before we work, we’ll put a contracting agreement in place that will assign ownership of all work product and deliverables to you.
Software is rarely “done.” As your business changes, your software will need to evolve and adapt. But, we do expect the code we deliver to perform as intended. We’ll maintain the code for a reasonable amount of time and make sure that everything is working.
We can’t answer this question responsibly until we understand your idea, business, market, users, etc. While we can’t tell you exactly what your project will cost, we can draw on the 100+ projects we’ve delivered since 2005 and tell you what’s typical for the projects we’re best suited to help you with.
Here are ballpark figures for common projects:
Web or mobile utility (does a few simple things well)
Prototype or demo software
Mobile app that compliments existing full-featured web application
Basic new application, rewrite of an existing product, or first phase of complex system
Complex, multi-phase application
FrogSlayer designs and builds business-critical software applications. We’re a great fit for projects where user experience is critical and one or more of the technology domains of web, mobile, embedded, or desktop are required.
Projects like these tend to be large or complex, or both. They take a lot of time, and so they cost more money. That in turn means they need to be able to generate a lot of revenue, or possibly save a lot of money. Most of the projects we tackle are on the revenue side of a profit & loss statement (i.e. they grow your business in some way and generate revenue).
Many of the projects we do fit in one of the buckets below. There are exceptions, of course, but these are common.
Yes. Our engagements are “fixed budget, scope controlled” meaning we’ll help you develop a responsible budget and we’ll stick to it. Since we’ve never worked with people who have fewer ideas than they have money or time, our job is to figure out the best possible software application we can build for the given budget. That requires thoughtful understanding of the users and the market. From there, we’ll work to control the scope of the project, both in depth (polish, refinement, complexity) and breadth (features, functionality).
Each engagement is different. Even though most projects have a fixed budget, we bill a fixed price per month for your team. We feel this is the most straightforward way to bill. You can see more about our pricing and packages here.
A typical small team for the projects we work on is two to three developers with a designer used as needed. A large team is four to six people.
For a rough approximation of project duration, you can take the estimates above and divide by 32 hours for each person on the team. For example, a 1200 hour project takes approximately 3 months of calendar time for a team of 3 people (1200 hours / (3 people * 32 hours/person/week) / 4 weeks/month = ~ 3 months).
On large projects, we’re able to add people and go faster. That’s quite an amazing thing, actually, and not something every team or company can do. Growing the team obviously requires we have additional employees available since we don’t use contractors.
FrogSlayer teams get incredible leverage from open source tools, libraries, frameworks and indeed entire projects or our own proprietary libraries. We never reinvent the wheel when there is a tool that is suitable for solving a problem. We always program from scratch the parts that make your project custom and valuable.
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We build and maintain custom software to help growing companies tackle the frustrations of their existing systems. We not only help our clients discover a unique digital edge, we deliver the critical systems their employees and customers rely on for years to come.