Startups

Launch and grow at the speed of no-code

Airdev helps leading startups get to market faster, iterate more often, and build products that scale.

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USE CASES

Non-technical founders

Keep your equity, and launch your business without a CTO

Pre-funding

Iterate to find product-market fit and land your first funding round

Funded ventures

Test new concepts quickly using our team, to keep your developers focused

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Phil Meachin

Airdev has built a system that's allowed us to scale to hundreds of millions of dollars of loans per year, with tens of thousands of reps. Without them we wouldn't have been able to develop that core product nearly as quickly as we have.

We built a multi-sided custom CRM solution to help Dividend Finance book hundreds of millions in loans for solar panels each year.

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.

Andrés Vélez

Airdev has been critical to our venture's progress. They truly offer a seemingly impossible value proposition: they not only sit in the intersection between quality, speed, and cost, but also bring business wits into the process. In the end, I truly considered Airdev our partners in our venture.

We built tax management software for LATAM that supported 20k daily users and launched a successful YCombinator bid for Tributi founders.

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

Launch fast, iterate often, scale quickly

Our process takes lean to the next level, enabling startups of all stages to get to market quickly to validate and learn.

Scoping

We invest a lot up-front in defining your app’s features and design. Before we break ground on a build, we 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 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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1-8 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 deploy your app and hand over full IP ownership so you are in control.

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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 in response to user feedback. Your PM is on call to help you scope out follow-on builds or setup an ongoing support plan to tackle your product roadmap over time. A startup’s journey is unpredictable, so we give you control of when and how you use your Airdev team to get there.

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Ongoing
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PM (+ team as needed)
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Iterative launches

AIRDEV Vs. TRADITIONAL DEV

A proven difference for founders

With better outcomes on a dramatically shorter timeline, Airdev helps startups make tech an unfair advantage.

the old way
  • 6-12 months to launch an MVP
  • 3x budget overrun
  • One-and-done transactional approach
the airdev way
  • 1-5 week builds, leaving room for iterations
  • On-time delivery, to keep you on track
  • Consistent PM + team through your journey
  • 6-12 months to launch an MVP
  • 1-5 week builds, leaving room for iterations
  • 3x budget overrun
  • On-time delivery, to keep you on track
  • One-and-done transactional approach
  • Consistent PM + team through your journey
FAQ

Common questions

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?