Internal tools

Automate key business functions using the power of no-code

Airdev helps SME & enterprise clients make their work more efficient and scalable through custom software tools.

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USE CASES

Automate a process

Remove the cost and risk of highly manual processes by building automated logic to connect tools or execute tasks

Collaborate better

Ditch meetings and emails, and build software tools specifically designed to help your team or external stakeholders manage critical processes

Use the power of data

Give your team the insights they need to make sound decisions, using data from any internal or external source

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Douglas Jeffrey

We pride ourselves on going the extra mile, and having to rely on developers to deliver was incredibly stressful to us in the past. Taking a project like this that used to take us 6 months, and being able to launch in 6 weeks has been invaluable to us and our clients.

We relaunched HP for Education to help 30k schools upgrade equipment and access support services through a provider marketplace.

Eric Scroggins

Airdev has helped our Bay Area region to ditch the spreadsheets in order to better support our teachers. In just one month, we built an internal CRM system to fit our unique data needs and allow coaches to add and review notes on the go.

We created an internal operating system for Teach For America to manage teacher training, staffing, and support across the 2-year corps year experience.

OUR PROCESS

Enterprise-grade software, built to fit your business

Our lean process enables teams to spin up custom software rapidly, without sacrificing quality.

Scoping

We invest a lot up-front in defining your app’s features and design. Before we break ground on a build, we work with key stakeholders to create a detailed scope doc with descriptions and wireframes. This allows our team to know exactly what success is, and for you to know exactly what you are getting. Taking the time to get fully aligned enables us to hit every build deadline and ensure you like what you get at the end.

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2-4 weeks
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Product Manager, Senior PM
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Formal scope doc

Development

We build in weekly development sprints, each with a concrete deliverable set beforehand. During a build week, you can relax knowing the team is hard at work building features according to the official scope doc. After each milestone, your PM reviews progress live and collects feedback, so you can make sure everything is going according to plan.

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2-10 weeks
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PM, Designer, Developer, QA specialist
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Fully functional app

Review

Our 30-day review period is designed to ensure you launch your app with confidence. During this period, you can test every aspect of your app and flag any issues for us to resolve before launch. When you’re ready for launch, we help you move your company data into place and launch the live version of your tool with your team.

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30 days
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PM, Developer
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Live app on your domain

Support

No product is complete after the initial build — your app must evolve as your business processes do. Your PM is on call to help you scope out follow-on builds or setup an ongoing support plan to handle ongoing maintenance and feature enhancements over time.

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Ongoing
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PM (+ team as needed)
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Iterative launches

AIRDEV Vs. TRADITIONAL DEV

A world of difference

With better outcomes on a dramatically shorter timeline, Airdev helps companies innovate like never before.

the old way
  • Extending Excel or generic SaaS tools beyond their means
  • 6-12 months to launch a tool
  • One-and-done transactional approach
the airdev way
  • Custom software made to fit any business need
  • 2-10 week builds, leaving room for iterations
  • Consistent PM + team through your journey
  • Extending Excel or generic SaaS tools beyond their means
  • Custom software made to fit any business need
  • 6-12 months to launch a tool
  • 2-10 week builds, leaving room for iterations
  • One-and-done transactional approach
  • Consistent PM + team through your journey
FAQ

Common questions

How does this compare to Unqork/Outsystems/Retools/etc?

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There are a few key differentiators:
- Our products can have nearly any functionality. Because Bubble is a highly flexible and low-level framework we are not limited by the modules/functions built into other no-code tools and can build almost any kind of a web application.
- Our products have pixel-perfect design. Once again, because of the technology that we use we are not limited to prebuilt UI configurations and can create designs that match any brand or user experience.
- You won't need to pay monthly per user. Other no-code tools often have per-user pricing, which can grow drastically as your products are used by more people. Bubble charges based on the capacity used instead, which means that you can have thousands of users and still pay minimal monthly fees.

Will my application scale?

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Yes. We always design apps to optimize for scale, based on our understanding of the potential features and user behavior our client envisions. The Bubble technology is built to scale, with the ability to upgrade server capacity as needed (including migrating to a dedicated AWS cluster) to service a growing user base. Bubble provides simple dashboards and notifications to track app capacity usage to help you adjust as needed.

Will my application be secure?

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Yes. All app data is stored on industry-standard Amazon Web Services (AWS) servers, which companies like Netflix use to manage their sensitive data. Data is encrypted at rest, all changes are logged for auditing, and role-based privacy rules determine what data is visible to which users. Apps support SSL encryption (i.e., https:// rather than http://), which offers an additional layer of data security. For apps requiring the transfer of sensitive personal medical records, our apps cannot yet be HIPPA compliant. We are happy to answer specific questions about security as you get started on your project.

How much will my application cost to build?

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We price our projects based on how much effort they are going to take. The key factors are how much functionality you're looking to build, how complex the functionality is, and whether you we use our design framework or implement a custom design. Feel free to reach out if you'd like to get a quote for your project!

Who owns the IP rights to my application?

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You own the rights to your concept, your application, and all user-generated data created through the app. Airdev retains the ownership of the IP for our predesigned page and element templates that we use across multiple projects. More details on this distinction can be found in the client contract you can review before approving a build.

Is Airdev able to support and extend my application as it grows?

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Yes, you can come back to us at any point after the initial build for additional work. You can request ad-hoc updates or sign up for a monthly plan, which will come with a certain amount of team capacity.

What technology will my application be built on?

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We build on the latest visual programming framework, Bubble, which allows us to build incredibly quickly and flexibly with minimal technical input. This reduces the cost and headache to our clients, and increases app stability out of the gate. Bubble itself is written in CoffeeScript running on Node.js, uses Postgres databases hosted on AWS, and exposes POST or GET APIs for third-party connections. The app can be easily connected to exetrnal APIs and the app's database can be easily exported.

What are the limitations? What can you not build?

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There are a few categories of tools that we can't help with:
- Fully native mobile apps (e.g. Whatsapp or Uber) - though web-based mobile apps are supported
- Existing products written in code
- Apps that need to work without an internet connection
If you're not sure whether we can do what you need, we would be happy to help you find out!

Ready to discuss your project with us?