At ArchitectNow, we understand the need for businesses to develop modern, Cloud-native applications that leverage the latest development practices and technology capabilities. Our Agile development teams are well-equipped with diverse expertise and backgrounds, enabling us to bring fresh ideas and a wealth of experience to our clients' projects.
We strongly advocate for a "buy vs build" approach and encourage our clients to explore commercial software solutions before committing to fully custom products. The wide variety of open and commercial software available today presents an attractive and less risky option, allowing businesses to customize existing solutions to their specific needs.
In an ever-evolving technology landscape, organizations often struggle to keep up with the latest advancements, such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and image and speech recognition. As a strategic partner, ArchitectNow can help bridge this gap by providing expert guidance and implementing solutions that leverage these emerging technologies. Our experience in adopting new tools and software development practices enables us to recommend the most effective strategies for growth and outperforming competitors.
Our Process for Creating Applications
When a fully custom-written or heavily customized product is necessary, our team takes charge of managing and implementing the entire development lifecycle. From selecting the right technologies and software architecture to designing the user experience and executing an Agile implementation process, we collaborate closely with our clients to ensure seamless project delivery. Frequent releases and reviews keep communication and collaboration running smoothly, guaranteeing that all deliverables meet expectations.
Define Your Idea and Needs
The first step in creating an app is defining your idea and identifying your target audience. We focus on what specific issue you must solve. We’ll start by brainstorming the best way to solve your problem and the steps to get the best result. We will constantly communicate with you, taking the time to understand your needs, preferences, and pain points.
Design: Create Wireframes and Mockups
Once we are finished brainstorming, we will start by creating wireframes and mockups, which are simplified blueprints of your app's user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). The wireframes and mockups we will send you will help you visualize how your app will look and function.
Development: Build Your App
Now that the design elements are done, we start developing the app. Following a traditional scrum process, we will complete work in an iterative fashion, completing new features every 2 weeks. We will keep in contact with you, constantly checking in and ensuring the app is exactly what you need.
Testing and Quality Assurance
Before launching your app, it's crucial to test it thoroughly to ensure it's high-quality and user-friendly. In parallel to development, we QA test new features as well as prevent regression issues. This will allow us to proactively catch any bugs or kinks in the code that could affect the app's efficiency.
We often work with clients who have their own internal technology staff and development teams. In such cases, our Agile teams step in to establish initial releases on modern technology stacks, transferring our knowledge and practices to their internal teams for ongoing support and enhancement. Alternatively, some clients choose to rely on ArchitectNow as their dedicated technology partner, leveraging our services for new projects without maintaining an internal development staff.
ASPEN Behavioral Health Platform (Jefferson County Health Network)
The Jefferson County Health Department (JCHD) approached ArchitectNow with a petite grant they acquired after a several-year battle advocating to build a software platform that would help fill gaps in their community’s ecosystem. The stakeholders identified that many vulnerable demographics (such as schools, first responders, and veterans) lacked proper resources or a way to find them.