Let’s bring your idea to life.

We’re an independent design & development team that builds beautiful web and mobile products for amazing clients.

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We helped Redpepper and Healthier Tennessee deliver 5-star mobile experiences for iOS and Android.

We’ve been building best-in-class apps and websites for more than a decade. Whether you’re laying the foundation for the next big thing or frantically putting out fires, we can help.

Here’s what we love to do.

Mobile Development

iOS / Android / React Native

Cross-platform Desktop

Electron for Mac, Windows, and Linux

Web Development

React / Angular / JavaScript

APIs & Infrastructure

NodeJS / Rails / AWS

2008
RECENT WORK

Mockup to MVP: Building Trance, Inc.’s
“Instagram for Dance”

In 2014, we helped Trance transform their mockups and prototype into the first social platform for dance video. Trance allows performers to record themselves with the iPhone, trim their recordings with an intuitive, custom-built video editor, and share their skills with a worldwide dance community.

In addition to helping Trance, Inc. deliver the first version of their native iOS application on a short timeline, we collaborated to design and ship a video-storage API built on Amazon’s Elastic Transcoder and NodeJS.

Ben immediately understood what we were building and helped us lay a solid foundation for Trance. His ability to design, develop prioritize, and communicate effectively took us from TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon to the front page of the App Store and then to 500 Startups.
— Harper LaFave, CEO Trance, Inc.
RECENT WORK

New UI: Delivering dashboards & mobile
apps for OptioLabs Parental Controls

We helped OptioLabs, Inc. design and develop a new solution for parents to control content and applications on their children’s phones, leveraging their groundbreaking low-level Android security technology. Our work allowed OptioLabs to quickly explore a new market vertical.

Over a period of several months, we collected requirements and designed a full-featured management dashboard for parents, as well as lightweight mobile apps for controlled devices. We built the first version of the dashboard product using modern web technologies, and worked with their team to move maintenance of the product in-house as their team grew.

FAVORITE WORK

Six weeks to SXSW: Delivering PARWorks’ innovative augmented reality to attendees on iOS & Android

PARWorks came to us six weeks before SXSW Interactive with a challenge: create mobile apps demonstrating the power of their backend feature detection solution, and deliver an experience that would blow away attendees. We assembled a team of three engineers and a designer, and worked in rapid one-week sprints to build and ship polished native iOS and Android experiences ahead of the event.

The apps shipped on time and were well-reviewed by attendees. Users could download PARWorks MARS, point their phone cameras at locations around Austin and see animated, interactive overlays meshed on top of signs, buildings, and points of interest in their photos.

Finalist: Most Innovative Technology of 2012
— SXSW Interactive

Made Right Here

HexDefense View Site >

Navigate twenty challenging levels, building and upgrading towers to create mazes that leave enemy creeps marching to their death! With explosive OpenGL-based graphics and 3D stereo sound, HexDefense brings the arcade intensity of tower defense to Android like never before.

Feedback
“Fantastic TD game. Vibrant, challenging at times, simple UI... great stuff here.”
- Anthony, Android Market User
“It’s awesome, these devs really know how to code properly for Android.”
- Drew, Android Market User
Recognition
  • Featured on the Android Marketplace — Feb. 2011
  • Amazon App of the Day — April, 2011
  • Used in HTC phone marketing materials
  • More than 500,000 downloads to date.
  • 4.5 Stars Android Marketplace

Layers View Site >

Built on the feedback of hundreds of mobile artists, Layers packs in everything you need to be creative on the go. A layered canvas and PSD export make it the go-to creative space for the iPhone and iPad.

Feedback
“For serious iPhone art... five layers and the ability to export in PSD format is invaluable.”
— Gizmodo.com
“I’m adept enough with digital art to recognize that this is a very intuitive interface.”
— TUAW
Recognition
  • Apple Staff Favorite — Aug. 2009
  • What’s Hot on the App Store — Dec 2009
  • What’s Hot on the App Store — April 2010
  • Apps of the Year Winner — iPhone Review UK
  • Pictured in an iPhone Christmas Commercial
  • More than 40,000 copies sold

Codako View Site >

Codako is a game programming tool designed for young learners ages 6-12. It’s a re-imagination of KidSIM, Cocoa, and Stagecast Creator, tools that Ben learned to program on in the 1990s.

Spark Inspector View Site >

The Spark Inspector is a runtime debugger and inspector that makes it easy to debug iOS view and layout issues. It’s functionality was "Sherlocked" by Apple and similar features are now included in Xcode.

Holy crap. @SparkInspector is F-ing amazing. Instabuy.
@carlbrwn
It’s been only 5 minutes using it and I am completely in love.
@victorbaro

Meet the Team

We’re a small, dedicated team of engineers with decades of combined industry experience. We’re not big fans of project managers or indirection — when we tackle your project, you’ll work directly with us.

Ben Gotow

Principal Engineer

The medium has changed over the years, but Ben has always been building. His first iPhone app, NetSketch, was available the day the App Store went live in March 2008. His second app—Layers—received an App of the Year award and sold more than 50,000 copies worldwide after being featured by Apple three times. As competition for small publishers grew on the App Store, Ben got a masters in Human Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon and started Foundry 376 to help clients bring their apps, websites and products to life.

From 2014—2016, Ben also worked at Nylas, Inc. and led development of Nylas Mail, an open-source Electron app built with React. He’s an Electron contributor and a big fan of web technologies. When he’s not programming you’ll find him talking about UX or biking the beautiful California coast.

Grayson Sharpe

Front-end Mobile

Grayson has dozens of iOS & Android apps under his belt and led mobile development at Goba.mobi. He lives in Louisville, KY, and when he’s not programming you’ll find him playing tennis or installing (yet) another IoT device in his house.

Demetri Miller

iOS & React

Demetri spent the last six years building best-in-class mobile experiences at Mercury Intermedia. When he’s not working on apps on your phone, you’ll find him playing ultimate frisbee or flying around the country to play trombone.

Let’s get started

We’re always open to new projects. Even if you’re just tossing around an idea, we’d be happy to provide feedback.

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