Human Development

What does that mean? It means that for any app idea to work, it has to pass through our system of very human and collaborative processes. It’s a journey.

Certified & Experienced

Naturally we are certified developers for the web, iOS and Android. We are also versed in API development, Front End and Back End Development, database management, QA and UA testing. Our team is experienced working with some of the industries largest 3rd Party Service Providers, including Google, Amazon Web Services and Firebase.

We can also hold our own at blockchain horse racing, quidditch, touch footy, powerlifting, craft beer and Spotify playlists.

ASCENT

Our development Process

0.1 Ambition

It begins with the idea. But too much emphasis is often placed on having a resolved idea, when the truth is that ideas are iterative. We collaborate with our clients to challenge, test and evolve ideas until they are desirable, feasible and viable.

0.2 Specification

Next step is specification (spec). We create a product roadmap for the project, where we capture what the app does and how it accomplishes those tasks. Ideas often have vague ideas and assumptions. Specs do not. This step forces definition, change, development and refinement.

0.3 Creative

Low fidelity mockups are built from the spec using User Experience, Research and Development. We collaborate with the subject matter experts (our clients, or external advisors) using their insight and our app expertise. We work together with our client, their stakeholders and our own testing team to iterate functionality and design. Next up in Creative is visual design, taking that low fidelity prototype and resolving the design into a simple and engaging visual treat.

0.4 Engineer

From here our full stack development team begins to design and engineer the product. We carefully select the Tech Stack that is most suited to the project, design the database and seek any APIs that will be needed during agile development.

0.5 Nailed It

Moonward uses Agile Development. An iterative approach to project management and software development that helps our team deliver value faster, and with fewer headaches. We focus on delivering features/ epics in consumable increments, rather than betting on the ‘Big Bang’ launch. You will have a dedicated Product Owner who acts as your wingman during this process.

0.6 Testing

Throughout the ASCENT process, we are testing, but when we reach the final stage the project passes into our dedicated testing team. The project runs through device and load testing, ironing out as many roadblocks and re-writing clean code solutions to challenges.

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OUR app growth PROCESS

0.1 Observe

Tracking and recording an Apps uptake and user activity patterns.

0.2 Review

Regular meetings with the client and Moonward to assess any observations.

0.3 Build

Develop any new features or enhancements as required (Mini-ASCENT process).

0.4 Iterate

Launch new iterations.

0.5 Transmit

Promote updates on SM, DM, etc (as required).

LAUNCH and ORBIT

0.1 Observe

Tracking and recording an Apps uptake and user activity patterns.

0.2 Review

Regular meetings with the client and Moonward to assess any observations.

0.3 Build

Develop any new features or enhancements as required (Mini-ASCENT process).

0.4 Iterate

Launch new iterations.

0.5 Transmit

Promote updates on SM, DM, etc (as required).