Leading companies trust us to build their products

We add development capacity to tech teams when agility is needed. Our value isn’t limited to building teams but is equally distributed across the project lifecycle. We own and guarantee the successful delivery of your project.

Trusted by 900+ happy clients including these Fortune companies

900+
Happy Clients

Digital product
development services

Product Discovery & Design Services

Replace guesswork with product discovery and proven processes. We create a strategic canvas and work with you to understand user flows and jobs to be done.

UX Design & UI Development Services

Use data to understand what customers do and why they do it. Intuitive user flows are created that make users jobs easier. Our creative developers build interactions to bring the vision to life.

Rapid Prototype Building Services

We are obsessed with getting it right. We build prototypes from research insights and bring users into the process early to validate, iterate, and optimize towards your vision.

Apps Development Services

Bringing product designs to life is a challenge for many companies. We have a track record of architecting for scale and building products through the iterative development process.

Product Transformation & Re-engineering

Upgrade your product to richer UX or new architecture enabling SaaS delivery. We offer hassle-free product transformation services ensuring minimal impact on existing users.

Usability Testing Services

Learn more about your existing product or your competition’s with usability testing. Our team of expert researchers will help you plan, manage, and moderate tests.

Benefits of working
with Simform

The right way to build products

Our services are tailored to meet the needs of each client. We applydigital product methodologies, including rapid prototyping, ongoing usability testing, and iterative development to bridge the gap between the digital experiences of users and their physical ones.

Building products

The result is an innovative user experience that offers consumers something relevant, useful, and on-brand—and is something that drives business goals. Designs, prototypes and working builds are continuously reviewed and refined.

Design prototypes

Discovery Sprints

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Sketches
  • Mood Boards
  • Existing Product Audit
  • User Flows
  • Low-Fi Prototypes
  • Information Architecture
Discovery sprints

Product Design Sprints

  • Wireframes
  • User Interface Designs
  • Style Guide
  • Hi-fi Prototypes
  • Logo Design
  • Product Requirements
wireframe

Development Sprints

  • Continuous Builds
  • Proof of Concepts
  • Beta Builds
  • Test Cases
  • Automated Test Scripts
  • Load Testing
  • Launch Plans
Development sprints

The right way to build products

Our services are tailored to meet the needs of each client. We applydigital product methodologies, including rapid prototyping, ongoing usability testing, and iterative development to bridge the gap between the digital experiences of users and their physical ones.

Building products

The result is an innovative user experience that offers consumers something relevant, useful, and on-brand—and is something that drives business goals. Designs, prototypes and working builds are continuously reviewed and refined.

Design prototypes

Discovery Sprints

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Sketches
  • Mood Boards
  • Existing Product Audit
  • User Flows
  • Low-Fi Prototypes
  • Information Architecture
Discovery sprints

Product Design Sprints

  • Wireframes
  • User Interface Designs
  • Style Guide
  • Hi-fi Prototypes
  • Logo Design
  • Product Requirements
wireframe

Development Sprints

  • Continuous Builds
  • Proof of Concepts
  • Beta Builds
  • Test Cases
  • Automated Test Scripts
  • Load Testing
  • Launch Plans
Development sprints

Portfolio of software products

What our customers say

How we develop
software products

1
Team
Ideation

We seek to understand users’ problems. We leverage various techniques like user interviews, surveys, and even stakeholder interviews.

2
Design
Design

Monolithic apps are broken into microservices. Decoupling the code allows teams to move faster and more independently.

3
Tech
Build

We design flexible and scalable designs keeping tech capacity in mind. Every interaction is empathetically designed keeping our end users in mind.

4
StandUps
Measure and grow

Growth strategies are baked into the design, KPIs are set. We test, measure and feed learnings back into iteration cycles of product building.

Simform Guarantee

We know that if client’s project launches smoothly, they’ll come back for more.We're willing to over-invest in guaranteeing results, rather than under-invest to make our financial reports look pretty in the short-run.

We offer a risk-free trial period of up to two weeks. You will only have to pay if you are happy with the developer and wish to continue. If you are unsatisfied, we’ll refund payment or fix issues on our dime.

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FAQs

Freelance marketplaces like Upwork, Toptal, Gigster, Freelancer, etc can help you get in touch with thousands of developers. They provide transparent access to devs but you have to vet candidates and take care of everything. These platforms do not provide a guarantee of delivery and results.

Tech agencies and software consultancies follow outdated engagement and execution models. The teams and devs hired through them don't integrate with your team well. Transparency and collaboration are lacking.

We started Simform with the goal of bringing assurance, certainty, and transparency in the software development services space. Most of our competitors provide TRANSACTIONAL services. You post a gig, they match you up with a developer and you take it from there. We aren't a transactional service.

Whether your project is at the early ideation stage or you have all features drawn out, our tech consultation team works with you to prepare a detailed tech solution and execution plan. We are huge believers in high output management and everything we suggest from tech architecture to talent skill set will focus on getting results and speeding up the time to market.

Our detailed technical consultation (which is itself worth thousands of dollars in value) consists of things like tech challenges of the project, what tech stack to use to solve those challenges.

Project’s technological execution roadmap brings all the pieces together to show how your project will come to life. Based on your project goals we help you define processes and delivery roadmap that suits your needs. It also includes a detailed hiring plan that includes details on what skill set and experience your team needs to have.

Tech architecture solution includes things like how features will be implemented with what technology and framework. It will also include things like algorithms and cloud integrations will be required to build your IP and build the tech engine.

We can do this because we have experience in delivering 100s of large scale complex systems. We know that there are many moving pieces in terms of technical know-how, experience, tight deadlines, unforeseen risks, and development challenges.

This tech consultation and talent skillset specification are provided for free so even if you don't work with us you can take it forward and use it in the future.

Custom application development is the development of software for the specific needs of a business process or group of users. Such applications serve the goals of a business by providing features and workflows generally not found in more traditional and widespread off-the-shelf software.

In our experience, many custom software projects fall somewhere between the $50,000 and $500,000 mark to design and develop.

It’s a broad range, and probably not that useful because the software can mean anything from a calculator on your phone to a full enterprise billing system that supports millions of users. No two custom-built applications are the same.

An analogy to help understand software development costs...

Let’s say you want to build a house and asked a builder “How much does it cost to build a house?”. Most people would agree that a reasonable response would be: “It depends. What type of house do you want?”.

Things like the number of bedrooms/bathrooms, area covered, location, and quality of material and fixtures all have a huge impact on the total cost of building a house.

Do you already have land, an architectural plan, planning permission(s)? Is the ground easy to excavate (no rocks), and/or build on (not sand)? Is access easy (no cranes) and are there any hazardous materials that need removal?

Other cost considerations include the expertise of the workforce, and how many people are employed at each stage….the list is virtually endless (trust me, I've lived through a new house build!).

It’s the same with software. The costing of what you want to build depends on a range of factors…

Biggest Factors for Software Development Cost

Size of project and number of features
Simply put, the more features you have and the more screens/pages you have, the more work that needs to be done to build your application, and the more expensive it will be to deliver.

Complexity
Complicated logic means more time coding and testing. If your application performs a lot of heavy analysis, data processing, scoring or number crunching, then that will add the cost of your application.

Third-party integrations
When building custom software the chances of needing to integrate with third-party systems and APIs are very high. A number of integrations and complexity also increases the cost.

Design complexity
When designing something that is easy to use and helps users achieve the goals UX designers have to spend a lot of time in researching user’s needs and validating designs. Custom user interfaces are rather complex to implement, so the cost would be higher than the price of building from standard components.

Technology stack
Different technology stacks have different difficulties and demand for talent. So depending on what you want to build and what tech stack is chosen the cost of your project will vary. Each technology has its own pros and cons so you need to work with an expert to decide on this.

Developer skill set
Developer time and strength (number of developers) are the two biggest cost factors for any project. We prefer to work with only senior and quality developers and think that in the long term they end up saving a lot of money and time.

Velocity required
Velocity is a measure of a team’s capacity to get work done in a given iteration (or sprint). It is expressed as a range, for example, 23 to 32 story points per sprint, especially early on in a project’s life.

We use velocity to plan our releases and adapt our plans and work packages as we progress through a project, thus enabling us to adjust our forecast for completion regularly and accurately through execution.

Development Process
We prefer to work using Agile as it gets the developed software in users’ hands faster. With agile development, the scope is always flexible since each iteration is used as a learning experience. This changes requirements down the line. Which is a good thing as course correction happens early? But then cost estimation can vary as well.

Many projects are developed with a fixed scope and waterfall model which is fine but it is challenging when projects are larger in nature.

Typically application development only represents 35% of the total cost. The ongoing maintenance cost for medium-sized enterprise app ranges from $3,000 to $11,000 per month.

That is not an easy answer, and like many other answers related to software development, it depends. We follow the concept of Evolutionary Architectures.

We picture your project as a set of different Modules, each module can vary in complexity and requirements. Therefore each module can have a proper architecture that best suits it. Despite that, we have to think about architecture as living beings, so they will adapt and change during the project.

Choose a design for the whole system up front usually is not the best idea. We would recommend you to picture your system as this set of modules and start to choose a design that best addresses each module needs, always favoring simplicity.

We are technology neutral and strongly believe that each technology has its own pros and cons. It depends on the skills of the developers rather than the technology itself.

We work on a range of technologies, frameworks, and programming languages for both server side and front-end side.

Backend - Node.js, .Net Core, asp.Net (C#), PHP, Python, Java, Ruby On Rails, Go

Frontend - JavaScript, TypeScript, Angular, React, Vue, iOS, Android, Electron, Unity, WPF, React Native, Flutter, Xamarin

Databases - PostgresQL, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, Firebase, Firestore, MongoDB, DynamoDB, Couchbase, Cassandra, Hbase, Redis, ElasticSearch, RethinkDB, Cosmos DB, Neptune, Hadoop, Hortonworks, MAPR, Cloudera, etc.

CMS - Liferay, Sitecore, Magento, Shopify, Wordpress, Moodle, Umbraco, Canvas, Adapt, Docebo, Litmos, Successfactors, Totara, etc.

Cloud & Integrations - Salesforce, Sharepoint, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Docker, Mulesoft, Pivotal, Algolia, Apigee, Splunk, Talend, Nexmo, Twilio, Alfresco, Stripe etc.

Testing - Selenium, Saucelabs, Appium, Mocha, Katalon, SoapUI, Gatling, JMeter, Hoverfly

DevOps - Jenkins, CircleCI, TravisCI, Codeship, Gradle

Our developers are creative technologists who also understand design. This unique combination of skills ensures that our designs will fit within the framework of your systems and give your customers a better experience.

Building software with great UX requires changing the Agile process to fit in UX designers needs.

Understand technical constraints first to save time
We try to understand the technical constraints and design with them in mind. Collaboration with development can help us identify the design that could be technically prohibitive. This allows us to adapt before we have invested time in refining or testing a design.

Research and test before, during, and after development.
As UX Designers, we are able to identify friction in a UI and resolve it before it even goes into development. Often with more complex interactions, it can be difficult to fully prototype these experiences. Being able to test throughout the process we are able to reduce our risk and increase our confidence in the design.

Have time to design for both microinteractions and the big picture.
When we do get in the trenches it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture but our approach makes sure overall user goals and ease of use are maintained.

Adapt quickly to new information.
Another great reason to integrate UX Design with the development process. When you aren’t working with development, no matter how hard you try, you’ll be slowed down reacting to new data and iterating on features.

Be quick.
Simply said, if we can reduce the time from concept to customer’s hands we win.

Kanban with a UX Column

In Kanban, cards flow from left to right across the board. There isn’t an encapsulated sprint (but that doesn’t mean you don’t have deadlines). So here a UX Designer can pull a card from the top of the backlog. They are able to plan their research, create prototypes, and design the feature. Once done, they mark that card as such. When a developer become available, they are able to pull cards marked as done in design.

Our design work won't have to sit for as long lost in the bottom of a backlog. We do create a little segregation, but less so than either of the other two. Since everyone is on the same board, everyone is on the same team. We are all trying to move cards from one side to another and appreciate the dependencies we have on each other.

Here’s how we will work with you -

1) Test Cases Driven User Stories for Clear Requirements -

When our engagement with the client starts we help them create detailed user stories and scope out the next few sprints.

2) Intense Sprint Planning

In order to execute projects on time, you need to plan sprints as much as possible.

3) Iterative Delivery

Typically, in an agile development process, we will divide the implementation process into several checkpoints rather than a single deadline. They are called iterations and are part of each sprint.

4) Documentation

We document everything from application and code level architecture decisions, to live user stories document, to design focused UX/UI/Design System documents.

5) Constant Communication and Retrospective

Stand-Up Each workday begins with a brief team stand-up meeting to discuss what we did yesterday, and what we plan to do today.

6) Code review

A successful peer review strategy for code review requires balance between strictly documented processes and a non-threatening, collaborative environment.

7) Integrating QA in the development process

We have gotten much better about integrating QA in our development process. We used to loop QA in after our code was pushed to the master branch, which was clunky.

Now our QA engineers will identify and create a test plan as soon as we begin working on the next sprint. As initial development nears completion, an engineer and a QA engineer will run through test scenarios together.8) CI CD and Automating Deployment

Easily release and deploy solutions by making the build process easier by building CI CD pipeline. The developer's changes are validated by creating a build and running automated tests against the build.

9) Post-release

It’s important to circle back and review how the process went once you’re done, be it a success or failure.

Did the testing correctly model the production scenario? Did the team correctly estimate the effort required to release a product? How is the product running in production?

Review how well the team performed by revisiting the implementation and testing checkpoints. Your team will adjust their performance accordingly as they grow used to being held accountable for every step in this process.

Managing a remote team is not easy. There are critical mistakes you can make when trying to leverage the vast amounts of remote talent.

We hear frequently from prospective clients that it takes forever to release new features, that users aren't adopting products, and that finished work hasn't met their expectations.

The solution: Communication, lots of it. Constant communication makes sure there can be absolutely no surprise breaks in execution.

Simform team integrates into your team, participating in standup and scrum meetings, weekly demos, weekly retrospectives.

Daily stand-ups
We do daily stand-ups where everyone gets on a video chat and tells you what they are working on that day and the previous day. When you’ve got people working for you in multiple time zones, this can be challenging. But it is crucial to the success of your team.

The Agile methodology calls for each contributor to go around, talk about what they’ve been working on, what they will be working on, estimate how long it’s going to take them, whether there are any critical blockers that could cause delay, and what their bandwidth looks like. These stand-ups are rigorously tracked by the Tech Lead.

But we do not just rely on unstructured communication. Everyone at Simform uses PPP (progress, plans, problems) methodology which is used at companies like Facebook, Google,Ebay, Skype etc. PPP is used to detail progress, issues, thoughts and anything else pertaining to their tasks.

Weekly demonstrations

This one is simple: get everybody on a video chat, share screens, have people show their work, and then talk about it.

If something is exceptional, call it out and appreciate the work. So team stays motivated.

If something is buggy or substandard, ask why and figure out solutions. This meeting is usually way longer than a stand-up as it is designed to literally “demo” the work that has been promised during stand-ups.

Keep in mind that if there are any “semi-off-topic” follow-up questions then they should be saved for the later Retrospective meeting.

Weekly Retrospectives
A weekly retrospective is where you all collectively review what went well and what could have been improved based on the demo.

We use the lean method of holding a meeting. It is great because it gives everyone a voice—there’s an element of democracy in the development process now. You’re still “the boss” but everybody now has some skin in the game. This will also help to organically create a culture within your remote team—something we will cover at length in a future post.

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