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App and software development for startups

  • All-encompassing technical services to cover all your needs.
  • Tangible results of startup software development delivered every two weeks.
  • 1- to 3-month guarantee is included into software development for startups.
  • 20 years

    startup development

  • 300+ professionals

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    tech experts

  • 4–6 months

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Software development services for startups

As a startup, you need a team that addresses your specific business needs.

IT Craft provides you with top-level startup software development expertise. With our expert developers, we handle every technical requirement to get your software up and running.

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    MVP development

    When you only want to test user response and acquire first customers, streamline your product to core features. You focus on what to deliver and to whom.

  • Full-cycle development

    Get a team of experts to handle your software development and maintenance requirements in one place. You get technical implementation and all needed support.

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    Project rescue

    You already have some source code but need a stronger team to keep pace with software development for startups. Benefit from a comprehensive technical audit, a recommended project path, and assistance to get back on track.

  • Technical consultancy

    Not sure about the necessary steps you must take to launch your software? Don’t panic! You get suggestions on the best implementation with minimum hassle.

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    Technology migration

    Is your current technology stack no longer up-to-date? Do third-party services block your app scaling? Ensure timely updates of your technical base, fast migration or replacing any third-party utility with custom code.

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    Team augmentation

    You want to grow your business but your team already feels overwhelmed. Taking the time and energy to hire and onboard new team members is not your first—or second—choice.

Do you have different needs? Contact us! We can help you launch.

Turning software development ideas for startups into reality

With IT Craft, entrepreneurs get their dream software solutions up and running. For over 20 years of software development for startups, clients from all over the world have put their trust in us with their ideas.

And, as they say, the rest is history.

Do you also want to be on the list of flourishing companies?

Tell us your startup idea and get your roadmap to a successful launch.

How software development for startups works

You focus on your audience. We do the rest.

Startup software development is possible in three essential steps:

  • 1 Initial call

    You meet the IT Craft team. Together, we discuss your project in detail.

  • 2 Project discovery

    For projects from scratch: the team prepares a roadmap, development, and cost proposal.

    For existing source code, the team completes code inspection to see how great we can cope with requirements and then prepares an implementation path.

  • 3 Project delivery

    The team works in sprints on project design, development, and testing. You get a result every two-three weeks. You can make sure of your team's progress and ability to meet promised deadlines. MVP is ready. The team deploys software for startups on a live server and/or publishes it in app stores. Your team stays with you throughout the post-launch guarantee to help with newly discovered bugs.

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IT Craft has always provided top-level software development services for startups. Here is what our clients think about the quality of delivered software.

The whole team is much dedicated to the work which is something you can’t get at a lot of other software companies. There is a 100% transparency in the company which I love because I like to always know what’s going on.

Charles Sakkal

Websters Laundry, USA

All in all, I have to say the Agile approach of IT Craft to develop the app is just meeting our needs perfectly to scale the product in just the best possible way.

Martin Berg

Co-founder 99COACHES

How IT Craft supports your innovative idea

We meet your expectations from software development companies for startups on timely, quality delivery.

  • Fast-paced approach

    We know your success depends on time to market. We offer you the shortest path for software development for startups and start working immediately on your project.

  • Transformation roadmap

    We go the extra mile during the discovery stage to ensure all your expectations regarding software development for startups are met.

  • Adaptability

    We don’t adapt your requirements to our available skillset. We adapt our skills and workflow to your requirements.

  • Knowledge transition

    We transmit project knowledge to you during and after software development ensuring you keep control over your project.

  • Guarantee support

    We stay with you after the launch to ensure nothing prevents end users from enjoying your service.

  • Project treatment

    We don’t do assembly-line work. None of our clients gets generic code. We build a project to suit your business needs.

    Fresh ideas. Fresh code. Always.

We build a solution to support you as your business grows.

Your software is ready for:

  • maintenance

    Well-written documentation and code commentaries help the maintenance team get right to work.

  • scaling

    Hundreds of app copies can start in the cloud ensuring your software is available to all end users.

  • modification

    Modular system makes it possible to expand functionality with minimum hassles.

  • continuous delivery

    Incremental, regular software updates do not affect code base integrity.

Startup development technologies

  • Front end

    • CSS
    • HTLM
    • JavaScript
    • Angular
    • React
    • Vue.js
    • TypeScript
  • Native mobile

    • Android SDK
    • iOS SDK
  • Cross-platform mobile

    • React Native
    • Ionic
    • Flutter
  • Programming languages

    • Swift
    • Kotlin
    • C#
    • PHP
    • JavaScript
    • TypeScript
  • Back end

    • Node.js
    • Laravel
    • Yii
    • NestJS
  • Tools & Solutions

    • Universal Analytics
    • TestFlight
    • Bugsnag
    • Crashlytics
  • APIs & SDKs

    • Facebook SDK
    • Twitter API
    • Instagram API
    • Urban Airship
    • ShareKit
    • Twilio
  • Payments

    • PayPal
    • Stripe
    • Mangopay
    • WePay
  • ORMs & Database

    • CoreData
    • Realm
    • Firebase
    • MySQL
    • PostgreSQL
    • MongoDB
    • SQLite
    • FMDB
    • Redis
  • Search

    • Elasticsearch
    • Sphinx
  • Geolocation/ navigation

    • Google Maps
    • OpenStreetMap
    • Mapbox
  • Testing

    • SoapUI
    • Selenium
    • JMeter
    • BrowserStack
  • Deployment

    • Docker
    • AWS
    • CI
    • Jenkins
  • Indoor positioning

    • Kontakt.io
    • Indoo.rs
    • Indoor Atlas
    • Wi-Fi
    • BLE
  • AR

    • Unity 3D
    • Kudan
    • ARKit & ARCore

Do you want to find the best buck for your money among software development companies for startups?

Download A Guide to Outsourcing Software For Startups to get the answer.

Frequently asked questions from our clients

  • 1 How much does it cost me to build a project with you?

    The price of startup development depends on specified scope of work.

    Below is a range for the minimum functionality:

    A simple prototype starts at $20,000 – $30,000

    An MVP starts at $70,000 – $126,000.

    A custom system starts at $100,000.

    However, if you have a limited budget, no problem. Tell us both your requirements and your budget, and we will do our best to provide you with the best match.

  • 2 What happens after the first contact?

    Here is our routine:

    • Sign an NDA
    • Determine needs and goals
    • Prepare proposal for development
    • Finalize details
    • Sign a contract
    • Develop software
    • Launch
    • Start post-launch guarantee support
    • Add new functionality upon user feedback
  • 3 Do you work with a third-party codebase?

    Yes, we do. We can update or add new features to the codebase produced by third-party developers. To ensure we can adhere to both deadlines and quality standards, we do a code inspection prior to starting the project.

  • 4 Do you accept fixed-price projects?

    Yes, this is possible for projects with clear scope details. Please send your requirements and we will provide you with the best development path for you.

  • 5 What are your payment terms?

    For large projects, payments are due by milestones. After a sprint, you get a report with the hours team members have spent on the project and access to the new functionality. After you do acceptance testing, the payment is due.

    For fixed-price projects, half of the project price is due after project kick-off, the rest of the price is due after its successful acceptance.

  • 6 I don’t have a tech background. Can we establish cooperation?

    Yes, of course. Many of our partners focus on business rather than technologies. You approach us seeking a solution for your business needs and you get it whether you have technical experience or not. Just like you with a dentist. You get quality service even if you have no medical background.

    Also, please check success stories in our Clutch profile to see how this worked for our clients.

  • 7 What details should I provide in a project specification?

    There is nothing set in stone on what you should mention in your project specification description. Just describe your idea in all substantial details.

    Or schedule a meeting with our specialists. We will write down your notes and start our journey from idea to a successful launch.

  • 8 Another company has quoted a much lower price for the same feature list. Why shouldn’t I go with them?

    The choice of a software development company is solely yours to make.

    However, you should always evaluate what is included in the proposal.

    For instance, IT Craft proposals for software development for startups include custom MVP implementation involving all necessary specialists. We go through all software development stages, including documentation, design, development, testing, and launch. Post-launch guarantee is included.

    Our team consists of experienced engineers who have successfully launched multiple commercial projects. We approach every project contemplatively, serving our clients as a tech partner who provides valuable recommendations when needed.

    Also, for farshore companies, rates are low but cultural misunderstandings are high. Check with others who have used these companies about the quality delivered and whether or not deadlines were met.

  • 9 How do I know you deliver quality?

    A good developer delivers code with minimum bugs. We say “minimum” because it is impossible to get rid of ALL bugs.

    Hence, it is important how developers handle and control them. This is why our developers:

    • write code based on coding standards
    • do regular code reviews
    • use code analyzers
    • refactor legacy code

    and more.

    Also, testing is an integral part of every project. QAs check code quality using both manual and automated testing. This all makes it possible to ensure product quality on a regular basis in both respects: development and testing.

  • 10 Which is the best software development company?

    For you, the best company is the one that manages to meet your expectations on custom software development for startups. Think in advance about your priorities: development price, source-code quality, timely delivery, sharing similar views and values, and more.

    Use the following criteria to select the best company for your project:

    • types of services – what skills and knowledge they provide in a specific area
    • project complexity – what types of projects they have handled successfully
    • testimonies – what other clients write about quality of their services
    • availability – how fast they can start working on your software
  • 11 How long does startup software development take?

    It depends on project scope. Usually, project timeline is the following, depending on complexity:

    • Prototype – 1 to 2 months
    • MVP – 4 to 6 months
    • Fully-featured software – 6 to 9 months (sometimes up to 15 months)
  • 12 How do you communicate with your client?

    To communicate, we use whatever works best for you: Zoom, Skype, Slack or WhatsApp.

    You get access to your project in a management system. We use Jira, Trello, and Asana to monitor the development process.

  • 13 Can you scale the project team?

    Yes, we can. We monitor how your project is progressing and add people if extra help is needed. Occasionally, when it’s a rare specialty, it takes time to find the right professional.

  • 14 Do you offer support and maintenance?

    Yes, we do. The same team can continue working on the app. We can also assign a team of superheroes to support your servers.