What We Do
A Team Approach
When you choose Cloudspace, you're not getting a couple of freelance programmers who moonlight outside of their day job. You get the benefit of an experienced, business-savvy team dedicated to your project's success.
We start with a kick-off meeting to discuss your objectives. We're interested in more than the specifics related to the software. We want to appreciate the bigger context of what your company is doing, so we'll ask questions like:
- What problem will your product solve?
- What makes your product unique?
- Who is your target market?
- Who are your competitors?
This added knowledge will help us make better decisions on your project. We'll then develop a plan that spells out the necessary tasks and establishes a timeline.
Finally, we'll assign two software engineers who together will stay entirely focused on your project. For long-term projects, we rotate pairs at select times during the project by replacing one of the engineers in each team. By rotating engineers, we give you access to a larger team with direct product and code knowledge, while only charging for the ones actively coding. This helps you if we need to add engineers because of your business needs; we avoid the dip in productivity that normally comes from adding people to a project. That translates into better results, more innovation and faster completion of your project. At the end, if there is a handoff to your internal team, we'll give them the support they need to make a smooth transition.
We Can Handle Projects Like Yours
Since our founding in 1996, we've had an opportunity to work on hundreds of software development projects. We've helped startups like yours emerge on the scene with a winning product. We can do the same for you. Our diverse capabilities include:
Large Data Processing Projects
We understand high scalability. One of our most successful projects was MyBlogLog, a fast-growing social network we built for the blogging community, which Yahoo purchased from us. We don't blink at 10,000 requests per second, if you can find that many people.
Backend Programming and APIs
Whether it be an API for your mobile app to get fresh data and provide a customized user experience, or processing a terabyte of log files, we've done it.
Widgets for the Web
We've built numerous widgets and apps, like OneTrueFan and Zentact, to name a few.
Facebook and Twitter are all the rage, but niche social networks have their place too. They fill a specialized need and attract a loyal fan base when built right. We've created social networks for Trulia, OneTrueFan and Sayfie Media. We can build yours too.
System Administration Support
If your site goes down, so does your credibility with users - instantly and irreparably. We monitor large networks to enable continuous smooth operation, 24/7. We also document all activity to spot trends and create plans for scaling.
Fair Pricing Ensures You Only Pay for What You Get
Most software companies will give you a firm price on your project before starting work. While it may feel nice to be told a fixed number in advance, it's not always in your best interest.
Our experience has shown that projects change throughout their development, especially once the first prototype has been built. You see what assumptions were right and which were wrong. You also generate many new ideas that may be worth including in the final product.
At Cloudspace we use an Agile-based process. It allows us to continually adjust to all the knowledge acquired during the project's development. We don't lock you into building something specific based on a preliminary quote, and we don't haggle over contract or spec modifications.
This means we eliminate all the work it takes to develop formal specs, put out RFPs, wait for bids, negotiate terms, etc. These steps can take months, valuable time lost when you could be getting down to business.
Cloudspace offers a one-hour meeting either by phone or in person to discuss your project. There's no charge and no obligation.
By the end of the meeting, you'll have a clear picture of what path to take and also an understanding of whether Cloudspace is the right software development company for you. We look forward to hearing about your project.
Contact us today at email@example.com or call 877.823.8808.