„deserves a special round of applause”
We use cutting edge technology and have precise workflows in place giving you transparency while we work together in every phase of your product’s life.
We cover all the skills you’ll need during conceptual planning, designing, development, implementation and hosting of your product. We love being deeply involved and thinking together with you.
We have the capacity and experience to help you even if you have already taken some first steps with your product or you need to scale up your team because your business is rocking. You can be a startup or a Fortune 500 company, we can dedicate the right team for you.
Typically we work on 3-5 products in parallel with a team size of 3-7 people. We have experience getting involved with existing products/teams or starting ones from scratch. We handle timezone issues with ease and flexibility.
On the market since 2006, we’ve built 60+ products with a staff of 20.
Planning and Consultancy:
Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Node.js, SQL (MySQL/postgreSQL), noSQL (MongoDB), Key-value stores (redis, memcached), Real-time, pub-sub messaging (faye, firebase)
native iOS, Android, mobile and tablet optimized web applications
Cucumber, RSpec, Spork, PhantomJS, Selenium, Jenkins for continuous integration
We are actively involved in the international startup ecosystem working together with startups from Silicon Valley, NY, Chile, Spain, Italy and the UK.
Recognizing the opportunity in European, especially Central Eastern European talents we co-founded iCatapult.co in 2012. The aim of this “super startup” is to help turn these talents into global successes, primarily through international business development and networking.
Keeping our main focus on developing products since the beginning back to 2006 we have learned a lot from our clients and our own startups as well. We are insidiously infected by Agile methods and Lean Start-up.
At Digital Natives you will find a big dose of the entrepreneurial spirit. In the early years we developed a motion recognition engine, worked together with university BME on speech recognition and other early-stage tech developments.
In recent years, we focused on two startups, Mixgar.com and TaxiLike.com. They were both born inside Digital Natives and are now operating in spin-off companies with their own management teams. Mixgar won the IDCEE in 2011 and was mentioned on TechCrunch Europe and Wired Italy.
If you have a good idea / product, or just want to have a lunch, or want to share a challenge in a specific area -- from money to technical issues -- just drop us a line and we will respond promptly. We like to share what we have with our community.
We add value at every step throughout the way and help you make the right decisions when bringing life to your product.
At the beginning of each product development the most knowledge lies with clients themselves. Sometimes it is a general knowledge or a high level overview of the business goals, in other cases it can be a detailed, technical knowledge as well.
At Digital Natives, we expect a mutual allocation of time and resources from our clients in the very beginning in order to cover the basics of the development process. This allows us to collect all the necessary information we need for the implementation phase.
The outputs of this phase include high level concept documents, tech specifications, a prioritized backlog list of the features, key wireframes or layouts, and last but not least, a high-level project estimate and milestones.
When we work continuously on a product, planning blends into our daily work and becomes part of every step of the process.
Planning team skills: Senior Developer / CTO; User eXperience, User Interface Designer; Business Analyst / Consultant, Project Manager / Scrum master
Based on planning achievements the implementation team can start the development of your product. We work in Scrum, which means we do weekly or bi-weekly iterations and each iteration works under the same process:
We do daily builds to our staging server and we like to push out live releases as fast as possible. We use Redmine tracking system, and this ensures full transparency for our clients.
When the application is running live, it is essential to make sure that it is available in your target market and any bugs are fixed as quickly as possible. This is why we offer scalable cloud based hosting solutions (Amazon, Heroku, AppFog) and high level SLAs for support in cooperation with our trusted, hosting-focused partners.
Since 2006 we have realized more than 60 product developments on web and mobile platforms in 5 different time zones, including US, UK, Chile, Arab Emirates, Spain, Germany, and Switzerland. With our staff of 20 we have worked on micro startups and robust systems, and helped big players such as Telenor, Vodafone, and Coca Cola.
By now we have become one of the biggest agile Ruby on Rails developer team in Europe and have gained significant experience in realizing innovative, unique developments.
We are proud of our staff and who we are. We work together with carefully selected people on great products. The background of the people here is really varied: from sculptor to diplomat and of course programmers, but the common ground is the commitment to learning and maximalism.