Custom application development and consulting services

Generate more value for users and customers with cutting-edge, intuitive applications

Your software is our business

Technology accelerates quickly, along with the pressure to keep up with mounting expectations and shifting business priorities. Now is the time to begin driving better experiences for your users and/or customers with custom applications that are built to their needs. Applications that empower people and are easily accessible—whether in the cloud, via mobile, or on the web.

While off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions can provide a quick fix in certain scenarios, they rarely deliver the kind of value you need to stay ahead of the software evolution curve. We’ve been providing application development consulting to companies for over two decades, and have honed a keen understanding for where the curve is headed. That’s why we know you’ll benefit most from a custom application that’s tailored to your own ecosystem, that enhances agility and scalability, and that will earn you a competitive advantage in your market.

I’ve worked my entire career with application developers and honestly have never had the amazing experiences I have with Headspring’s teams. Their work is on-time, on budget, and works the first time out.

Joe Udell

Founder, UDELL Direct

Application development solutions

Our custom application development services span the gamut from greenfield apps to much-needed UX upgrades to integration services. No matter what industry you’re in, we’re quick to understand your needs and we’re familiar with the challenges of small, medium, and enterprise-level organizations alike.

We can build you a user-friendly web portal or spin up a modern mobile application,in Android or iOS or both. We’ll create sleek, single page web applications or give your existing application a UI/UX upgrade that enhances usability, productivity, and user-retention.

Heading to the cloud? We’ve got you covered there too. Our cloud application development solutions are vendor-agnostic and designed to drive your cloud strategy forward.

And with our development teams’ cross-platform expertise, you can be sure that we’re able to work with the technology that best suits your organization’s needs.

 

Application development services we offer:

mobile application development

Mobile Application Development

web application development

Web Application Development

Cloud Application development

Cloud Application Development

on-prem application development

On-Prem
Solutions

User Experience
Design

System
Integration

Custom application development success stories

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Keeping Emerson competitive with a brand new mobile application

Emerson needed to meet growing demand for mobility solutions, so they came to us for our mobile application development expertise. We quickly launched both iOS and Android apps, built with Xamarin, putting mission-critical data at customers’ fingertips.

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Developing a groundbreaking cloud application for the plasma industry

Our plasma client came to us to unify and streamline two major donor registry applications to better serve their industry. We built an easily integrated cloud application that enables plasma organizations to access and update critical donor data in real time.

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Accelerating predictive analysis with a fresh cloud application

An investment industry client had an aging application that equips traders and analysts with decision-making insights. We leveraged our cloud application development expertise to replatform it in the cloud, where it has delivers record performance and speed.

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Designing a fresh user experience for a legacy financial application

When modernizing an internal application, our financial client had the dual goal of reducing time spent on tasks and easing onboarding. Our UX specialists interviewed users and stakeholders and designed an intuitive desktop application that elevated the user journey.

Got an application in development? Want to make sure an existing one is up to speed? Consider a Code Review!

A Code Review is a low-commitment, high-impact engagement that will enhance your throughput and quality. We’ll evaluate your codebase and practices and provide expert recommendations to ensure successful delivery.

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Our application development consulting approach

With us, you don’t just get a team of talented application developers—you get experienced consultants who can help you perfect your vision, make critical decisions, and advance the value that your custom application can deliver.

Whereas some development teams are just there to deliver a product, we’re dedicated to helping you reach your higher-level goals. Our end-to-end application development consulting experience can be summed up as so:

Application development consulting: discovery
  • Understand the value that the application will provide to your end users
  • Conduct stakeholder and user interviews to understand pain points and important features
  • Prioritize features based on business value and development complexity
  • Outline the feature set to include in the MVP*
  • Uncover and outline the changes required for successful delivery
Application development consulting: Design & Development
  • Involve your actual users and stakeholders in the design process for all features
  • Demo the application and new features at the end of each sprint to get input from stakeholders
  • Create open channels of communication for gathering feedback that will guide feature prioritization
  • Launch an MVP that immediately starts providing value to end-users and validate assumptions
Application development services: continuous improvement
  • Support your big-picture mission by identifying and delivering post-launch improvements
  • Leverage analytics to make data-driven decisions about the future direction of the application
  • Provide training that enables your own development team to maintain the application
  • Perform a full knowledge transition to the your team to ensure the ongoing success of the application

*MVP = Minimum Viable Product. An MVP application development approach serves to deliver the most value fast, while enabling early feedback and iteration.

How agile application development delivers better, faster

As a custom application development company, we hold this as truth: If you want to get the best possible product to your users as fast as possible, Agile is the way to go. Agile development makes it easy to get business, user, and stakeholder needs heard, establish frequent feedback loops, and keep work on a steady, swift path towards perfection.

So what do agile application development solutions actually look like? Here’s a visualization of our process, which we apply across the board, whether to web app development, mobile app development, cloud app development, or UX upgrades:

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Each teal icon represents a group touchpoint, which brings all teams together for input—and the circles represent work done during each “sprint.” Frequent delivery of working software results in learnings that we can apply to the next one, thus accelerating success.

Not only do we exercise agile application development practices in our own work, we can help you kickstart our own Agile Transformation by embedding these beneficial practices and processes across your entire organization.

What makes us your ideal application development consulting partner?

Building high-quality software applications is not just a solution, it’s our specialty. We started out as a web application development company, working from our founder’s kitchen table. Today, we’re a full service software consultancy with enterprise clients across the country.

Our suite of application development services are all rooted in our unique approach to building better software, which you can read about by browsing our development doctrine, which we call The Better Way.

As Microsoft Gold Partners, we take pride in our .NET expertise, but we’ve amassed a team that’s fluid in multiple development platforms and frameworks. Our collective, cross-platform expertise allows us to adapt to your tech stack and needs.

Insight from our application developers and consultants

Our developers are more than talented engineers—they’re excellent consultants and thought leaders! Hear the stories of impact and dig into the technical thinking that makes our custom application development services top-notch.

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Smart, simple, and platform-specific: An Android app dev success story

Android holds 76% of the mobile market share: That’s why it’s critical to consider this platform experience. See how our mobile application development team built a native Android app and added some extra user-centric features.

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Are single-page applications the new normal?

SPAs aren’t just for consumer-facing apps, they’re raising the bar on UX for internal app users too. Read about how SPAs are becoming the new big thing in web application development, and why you should (or shouldn’t) be building one.

Build + Buy: application development consulting

Build + Buy: How custom development adds value to COTS

Build vs. Buy is not always black and white! Learn how coupling custom application development services with off-the-shelf products can drastically increase the value of your mobile, cloud, or web app.


Client Spotlight

We believe there’s a better way to build and deliver software, and we find it by working to understand our partners’ teams, goals, and vision. It’s this collaborative approach that leads to software solutions that deliver maximum value for your business.

Ready to build a next-gen application? Let our custom application development consultants guide you.