hire a senior engineering team
We’ve already spent years building a team of mobile and web specialists carefully chosen to work perfectly together, using processes, tools and techniques we know get great results. Which means you can skip the costly set-up of an in-house team and get straight to the talent.
Trusted by great companies
We’ve loved working with many fantastic companies, and are really proud of what we’ve achieved together.
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Metaswitch – a Microsoft company
Unified communication apps
Mobile banking app
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experts working together to achieve great things.
years of hard work, always pushing for excellence.
app downloads for products we helped create.
WHY choose our team
Our dedicated teams have been developing high-quality digital products for 10 years. Here’s why you should choose us for your development needs:
80% of DECODErs are senior and middle engineers with extensive domain experience in the most challenging industries.
Through our agile working method, you have complete control and full transparency. You know exactly who’s doing what, when, why, and at what cost.
No context switching
We completely immerse ourselves in your world, laser-focused on your goals. Our dedicated teams work on one project only.
Focused on quality
Our dedicated teams prioritize quality from the start of the development process. We use the STLC (software testing life cycle) which enables our developers and QAs to always keep track of security.
Also, we have obtained the ISO/IEC 27001 certificate which guarantees us safeguarding all your product information and data.
State-of-the-art tools and technologies
We’re always on the lookout for better and more efficient ways to develop apps. That means we’re equipped only with the best practices, tools, and technologies.
Reliable and scalable
We can be a big team during intensive product development, then quickly scale down when version 1.0 is released. Why pay for resources you don’t need?
Understanding the bigger picture
Our sister company Shake is a great example of how our process comes together. We came up with the idea, carried out market research, then assembled the initial team to make it a reality. And it gets results — their users now rate Shake on a par with leading Apple and Google products.
- Continuous Integration & Deployment
- Automated and manual testing
- Pixel-perfect design implementation
We’ve worked with many startups, armed only with an idea and endless enthusiasm. And we’ve helped big companies with equally big ambitions too.
Wireframing and Design
Mapping out exactly what needs to be built, understanding the entire user journey so we can craft a seamless experience. Planning makes perfect.
This is what DECODE was founded on, and we love it. Messaging apps, social platforms, mobile banking – we’ve got the experience for any challenge.
You shouldn’t have to deal with software bugs, so we work tirelessly behind the scenes to catch them all. Leave it with us.
How we collaborate with software companies
Are you just at the idea stage?
No problem, we can take care of everything.
Already understand your market and have your designs?
We’ll start with software development and take it from there.
Have an existing product but want to go bigger and better?
We’ll enhance features, address changing user needs and fine-tune so it plays nicely with the latest technology.
Want to port from iOS to Android (or vice versa)?
We can translate your app to work seamlessly on different platforms.
Tools of the Trade
We’re engineers so it’s not surprising we know how to get the most out of digital tools. Here’s a snapshot of what we use and why:
Slack for communication
Our favourite option for quick messaging, with channels and private groups to avoid information overload. We can use Microsoft Teams too if that’s better for you.
Jira and the Atlassian suite for collaboration
Jira is really robust for project management, and after using it for a long time, we know it inside out. We use Confluence for document management, alongside G-Suite apps, though happy to use alternatives like Asana, Trello or Microsoft Teams if they’re your choice.
Google Meet for calls
That’s how we like to chat, but happy to Zoom or jump on a Teams call too. What’s most important to us here is regular catch-ups – the more we talk the better we work together.
Bitbucket for code
It’s always stored in a Git repository, ideally hosted by Bitbucket, but just let us know if you’d prefer Github, your own Gitlab, or through Microsoft Teams. And of course, you can have access to the repository to track progress in real-time.
Bitrise for continuous integration and deployment
It’s all about automation. We want to deliver web, mobile and backend applications at the touch of a button and Bitrise is our go-to here, alongside Jenkins, CircleCi and Bitbucket pipelines. Microsoft DevOps too, if needed.
Figma for design
Our preference over Sketch, with Zeplin providing the pixel-perfect bridge between designers and software developers. Figma handles our prototyping and wireframing too, though Invision is great for fast turnaround presentations.
Swift, Objective C
React Native Flutter
Node.js & Python/Flask
Azure Dev Ops
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Before we get Started
You need to make sure we’re the right people for the job, and we want to be certain we can give you everything you need. We only take on projects we have the capacity to deliver to exceptional standards – and we never abandon you part-way through – so there are a few things to discuss before anything formal is agreed.
- Over a relaxed call or two, we like to hear as much as possible about the project (fully NDA’d of course).
- This information means we can estimate roughly how long the project would take, the shape of the team you’d need, and how much it is likely to cost.
- If everything sounds good to you, and we have the availability to do a great job, we’re ready to get going…
Let’s talk about your project
Arrange a chat with Marin, our Head of Partnership.
Still unsure about something?
Don’t worry, whatever it is, we’ve got you covered in our FAQ.
The benefits of hiring a dedicated team for your project are numerous. The most obvious one is saving money and time. There’s no need for you to go through the long hassle of an expensive hiring process and maintenance of your employees. The time and money you saved can be redirected to other activities in your company.
Other benefits are
- You gain access to niche professionals
- You get quick development cycles and better collaboration
- You get a focused team
- The team is flexible
Read more about the benefits of a dedicated team in our blog post.
The time and materials model is the best fit. Why? Here you actually pay for the effort your dedicated team puts into your project. Let’s say 5 experts work for 6 months, that’s 30 engineering months of effort. That is the figure you should be comparing, not just the cost.
The cost then should more-less directly relate to the efforts, so if someone charges 30 USD/hr or 90 USD/hr it makes the difference. That means there’s no fear of overhead costs.
Also, time and materials is much cheaper than having in-house developers. You don’t have to pay additional expenses such as recruiting, benefits, health insurance etc.
The scope is totally up to you! You’ll be working closely with the team and they’ll work exclusively on your project so you can feel free to change it if needed.
Our dedicated team is flexible and focused on bringing the best out of your product.
Yes. All code written by our team is accessible to you at any time. We usually use our BitBucket as source control, but if that doesn’t suit your requirements, we don’t mind using any other source control like GitHub, GitLab, or Azure Git repository.
We can provide you with any number of IT experts you need from our team of 70+ people.
This video demonstrates exactly that:
Other examples include:
- When Apple removed Fling’s app from the App Store, we jumped on a plane to London the very next day to work 72 hours, non-stop. As our CEO said at the time: “I couldn’t be prouder of the team for making Fling even better than before, especially under such pressure.”
- We flew to Dusseldorf to present an app to the Vodafone tech team in person.
- We’ve prioritized CVs for a new addition to a client’s in-house iOS team. DECODE’s engineers sorted through them, analyzed the code and suggested the best candidates for the interview.
As for our team, we have weekly dev Scrums, daily stand-ups, all the people are together in one office, and we actively use Slack, Skype, Google Hangouts, GitHub, Bitbucket and more…
We like to automate everything to reduce human error whenever possible. Being able to implement sustainable continuous integration workflow is very important so we can deliver new versions regularly and often, ensuring there’s no regression and everything works as intended.
We have written multiple articles about this topic available to read here:
We are used to working with big brands such as Metaswitch (a Microsoft company), Royal Caribbean, AT&T and Asseco SEE, so we understand what high-quality and carrier grade deliverables mean.
We even developed our own software product (www.shakebugs.com) that helps big companies in their mobile development process.