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We have crafted web-based solutions for back office integrations, customer interfaces, B2B and B2C solutions for improving sales and productivity.

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Our Proven Process

we listen to your idea, understand your requirements and build your dream to meet your long term goals

At Caffeine, we take great pride in our proven process that reinforces our core values of clear communication, creativity, deep understanding, and enthusiastic engagement.

Our Proven Process

When you sign up, we outline a plan and structure the communications to maximize your budget

  • 1. Requirements

    Our process begins with requirements. Our business analysts schedule meetings with you to understand your needs and develop wireframes (blueprints for your app) & mockups (rendered screenshots of your app).

  • 2. Architecture

    During the architecture phase, we analyze the requirements and pick the best technology solution for your app. This includes core development languages, plugins, third party systems, etc.

  • 3. Development

    This is where the rubber meets the road. As we develop the app, we will demo significant pieces of functionality as they are completed, allowing you to provide feedback and verify progress.

  • 4. Quality Assurance (QA)

    An app is not complete until we have had a chance to fully test it. Our Quality Assurance (QA) team walks through the app, by testing it on multiple devices & browsers and comparing against the requirements.

  • 5. User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

    After passing QA, the app is released to you, the client, to test and verify functionality.

  • 6. Launch

    After successful UAT, the app is published to the web or app stores. You are now free to share your app with others.

  • 7. Maintenance

    An app is not complete without a great team to support you going forward. Whether it is feature requests and improvements, iPhone/Android updates, security updates, or other needs, we stick around to help support your app.

Examples of our apps

Some of our favorite apps that we developed include:

A sales team social network for connecting sales associates and consumers

Integrated project management system for estimating and accounting software

Health assessment quizzes utilizing the latest medical research

Mobile and web applications for real estate brokerages

We have an App solution for You

When you choose Caffeine to build your web or mobile application, we immediately become stakeholders in your success. Our business is built on referrals and happy customers, so it's important to know that we're creating success for you and your business.

We also believe strongly in our core values: communication, transparency, honesty, and service. We promise to overcommunicate and provide complete transparency into everything we do.

Before you make the final decision on a developer, read our latest whitepaper, 10 Requirements When Choosing a Developer, to avoid headaches, and give your application or website the best chance at success!


Application Cost

A typical app costs between $30,000 and $75,000. Costs depend on the app features, the platforms (web or mobile), and the languages used. Please see our FAQs for further information about price.


Application Timeline

We typically recommend focusing on a minimum viable product (MVP). Because of this, our app development cycles are generally 3-6 months. We help focus on your scope and schedule so that we can bring your product to market more quickly.

Apps are all unique and providing pricing here wouldn't be accurate without first understanding your needs. Please see our FAQ for more information about building an app, including pricing info.

Ellie, an avid runner, wanted to extend her tribe of health and wellness followers by presenting communities with localized opportunities to take healthy action. She had an app developed, but it was glitchy, only available in the Apple App store and didn’t give users the ability to share and promote opportunities. Ellie approached Caffeine with the task of improving the user experience, adding additional features, and making it available both for iOS and Android. Caffeine did just that and now Ellie and her tribe have a way to connect and encourage one another in communities around the US.
Mark is in the business of helping store brand sales reps generate qualified leads, and fostering a long-term relationship with them and their respective clients. He needed both a comprehensive mobile app and a membership website that incorporated marketing automation, contact management, calendar management and sophisticated email and text communications. Caffeine gave Mark what he wanted and now Mark is starting up his next idea with Caffeine.
Will owns a Bed and Breakfast in the heart of tourist country. He approached Caffeine with the need for a site that would allow guests to make reservations and integration with his CRM system that would send guest reminders about their upcoming stay. Caffeine was able to accomplish this by creating a web app with Infusionsoft (CRM software) integration so that Will could effectively and efficiently communicate with guests. Will knows he can rely on Caffeine to update upcoming events and content on his website as new attractions and events hit town!


Definitions vary widely, but to us, an app is anything that functions outside of the publication of content and information. Apps usually provide interactive functionality to the end user. Examples of an app include communication tools, quizzes, or anything that runs as a dedicated application on a mobile device.
How long does it take to construct a building? It really varies, and depends on the number of features. If it's a mobile application, it's quite difficult to develop in less than a month because of the logistics involved with getting approval to the app stores. Some application life cycles last for years (if not decades!), so that certainly impacts the development time. For even the most complex applications, we usually recommend a 3-6 month development cycle per release. We subscribe heavily to the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) philosophy, which suggests you're better off getting a minimal product out and start getting customer feedback, rather than waiting years to launch to find out you missed the window or built the wrong product.
The cost of building an app varies widely. Do you want a web-based application or a mobile app? Does the mobile app need to be built using the native language of the device (Objective C for iOS or Java for Android), or can it be built using a cross-platform framework like ReactJS or PhoneGap? In general, basic apps will start around $2,000 to $3,000 for a web-based app, and around $5,000 for a mobile app. Typical apps will cost at least $15,000 - $20,000 for web-based, and $25,000 for mobile.
Yes we can! Our design team loves to design mobile apps. We can help with branding, colors, and everything necessary to make sure your app looks good and performs well.
Of course! You should always expect your app developer to be there for the long haul. If not, that implies maybe they don't actually care about your app's success, or they're afraid to engage in supporting your app because of inherent problems with the design. We provide services for support, including a recurring retainer model that ensures your app is always up to date with the latest updates on any dependencies, OS updates, etc.
A native app is an app that runs locally on your device, whether it's a laptop, tablet, or mobile device. A web-based app is an app that is accessed via a web browser.
It really depends! If you partner with us, we can help you answer those questions. In some cases, an app can be used as a marketing tool for other products and services within a brand (for example, Opentable providing a free mobile app to make reservations easier for users). In other cases, you might be building an app like a grocery shopping list where your main revenue generation is through the purchase of the app.
Spam Craigslist. Just kidding! It depends on the app, but app stores have provisions for marketing your app, or you can turn to social media or ask websites to review your app. For example, if you create a shopping list app, I'm sure grocery shopping couponing sites would love to take a look at your app and write a review for you and send it to their customers! This sort of viral marketing is always ideal.
In general no, although both iPhone and Android utilize two different software programming languages (Objective C and Java respectively). In some cases, developing in the native language is preferable, particularly when utilizing advanced features specific to the device. In other cases, we can leverage development platforms like PhoneGap/Cordova or React to build for multiple platforms.
No, as mentioned in the previous question, we can develop for multiple platforms in one development environment when utilizing technologies like PhoneGap or React. As a result, you essentially build it once, although some additional overhead occurs with testing for both platforms and publishing apps to these devices.

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