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InspiringApps Launches New Brand and Website

9/2/2021

BOULDER, CO -- After nearly a decade and a half of the same look and feel, InspiringApps is glowing up–and it only took pivot to remote work for inspiration to strike. The company, an industry-leading web and mobile app and software solutions group headquartered in Boulder, officially launched an innovative new brand and website encompassing its roots and plans for the future.  While some companies struggled to work collaboratively and adjust to the new reality of remote teams, the InspiringApps team took on the massive challenge to become more cohesive than before.  “Emerging from over a year of pandemic isolation and recognizing that InspiringApps had used the same branding for over a decade, it was the perfect time for a change. Our teams are doing amazing work for start-ups and huge enterprises alike. I welcomed a fresh perspective on our logo and color schemes,” Brad Weber, founder and president of InspiringApps shared. InspiringApps’ new logo reflects the company’s collaborative nature, combining efforts from our UI/UX and marketing teams.  “We collaborated a lot remotely; we had Slack open, cameras on, and worked from shared Adobe XD artboards, moving elements around while we discussed them. It was a powerful way to leverage technology for a smoother, more collaborative process,” Becca Collins, UI/UX designer, explains. “Somehow, working remotely with shared screens produced even better results than we could have achieved if we were in the same office,” Aaron Lea, Art Director, noted. The team started with a concept that encapsulated the InspiringApps foundation: the original location in Boulder, Colorado, the code that developers use to build web and mobile apps, and the core values the team holds at the center of everything they do. Designers visually translated these elements into three simplified shapes: a triangle to encompass the mountainous Flatirons of Boulder, and a semicolon and less-than symbol representing code. Designers merged the three symbols into an abstract I and A–the company’s abbreviated initials–for a unique and meaningful new logo. Although the company leads with intentional design with clients, rapid growth brought an increased demand for the services and little time for internal branding. For several years, the original design established the InspiringApps brand, but that logo had limitations.  “The logo served us well initially, but it was hard to work with. It was time for a change,” Aaron said. A newly designed dynamic website accompanied the brand’s unveiling. On the new site, visitors can find valuable resources and downloads, case studies, and advice for companies considering a mobile or web app. The site also includes case studies from past clients to inspire new ideas. “Our goal is to provide a design and web experience that reflects our mission and core values. We’re committed to putting just as much care and intention into your project as we did with our own,” Brad shared.

InspiringApps Adds Jonathan Laramy as Director of Sales

4/17/2021

Boulder, CO – InspiringApps, a premier app design and development provider, announces the addition of Jonathan Laramy to the senior management team as Director of Sales. Jonathan will plan and execute InspiringApps’ sales strategy and continue the company’s steady growth with a focus on enterprise clients. Jonathan has deep experience navigating complex sales cycles with multiple project owners at all levels of the organization. With a successful history of establishing and nurturing long-term relationships with strategic customers, Jonathan brings loyalty, integrity, and transparency to the InspiringApps organization. “InspiringApps has enjoyed steady organic growth for years. I’m excited that Jonathan will help to accelerate that growth, especially with enterprise customers, which has been the source of much of our new business in recent years. Jonathan’s style and approach to sales are very much aligned with our practices at InspiringApps,” Brad Weber, president and CEO of InspiringApps, said. “App development has so much potential to improve customer experiences and help companies communicate better with their teams. I’m honored to be a part of InspiringApps, and looking forward to bringing innovative solutions to more enterprise companies,” Jonathan said. Jonathan’s experience spans various industries, including retail, manufacturing, on-demand services, real estate, property management, and music. Jonathan launched his career as a key sales manager at Move.com, one of the most successful dotcom companies of the early 2000s, and has enjoyed a successful career in sales in more than a half-dozen companies. About InspiringApps InspiringApps is a web and mobile app design and development company that crafts beautiful and engaging apps that inspire how people live, work, and play. With over 13 years in business and experience building hundreds of mobile and web apps for top global brands and startups alike, InspiringApps helps transform organizations and consumer experiences. Contact: Stephanie MikulsMarketing DirectorInspiringAppsBoulder, COstephanie@InspiringApps.comwww.InspiringApps.com

Stacy Griffin Promoted to Director of Operations at InspiringApps

4/10/2021

Boulder, CO – Inspiring Apps, a premier app design and development provider, has promoted Stacy Griffin to Director of Operations. Stacy will oversee all aspects of staffing and project delivery in this expanded role, including design, web and mobile app development, testing, and project management.Stacy joined InspiringApps in spring 2010 as a project manager. During her time in this role, she coordinated InspiringApps’ design, development, and testing teams as they delivered hundreds of custom web and mobile apps to clients. Stacy’s intimate familiarity with the company’s clients and projects, as well as team members’ unique strengths, made her a clear choice for the role. “To support our rapid growth, I’m thrilled that Stacy will manage our operations. Although she is a master of project plans, our clients and team members appreciate her level head and vast experience working on web and mobile app projects,” Brad Weber, president and CEO of InspiringApps, said. Stacy has more than 20 years in project management and is adept in AGILE, RUP, and Waterfall Management disciplines, as well as traditional project management. Her dedication to building the right teams for a project and encouraging team chemistry are keys to her success as a leader. Stacy provides project transparency through quantitative and qualitative documentation to keep projects on budget and on time. “I feel honored to work with such an amazing team at InspiringApps. Their commitment to doing great work makes what I do incredibly rewarding. I’m looking forward to helping our team and the company continue to grow,” Stacy said. Stacy holds a B.S. in Management and Quantitative Methods/Marketing from Illinois State University and an M.S. in computer science from DePaul University, as well as PMP credentials. About InspiringAppsInspiringApps is an app design and development company that builds beautiful and engaging apps that inspire how people live, work, and play. With over 13 years in business and experience building hundreds of mobile and web apps for top global brands and startups alike, InspiringApps helps transform the way organizations communicate.
 Contact: Stephanie MikulsPhone: 303.635.6244Email: stephanie@inspiringapps.comWeb: www.InspiringApps.com

InspiringApps and Cancer Exercise Selected as a Best Mobile App Awards Nominee

4/1/2021

BOULDER, CO (April 1, 2021) – InspiringApps announced today that it has been selected as a nominee for the Best Mobile App Awards. The Cancer Exercise app that InspiringApps developed in conjunction with Anna L. Schwartz, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, is a finalist in the Health & Fitness category.  Apps are judged on a number of factors, including performance, creativity, innovation, design and originality, and the business value added. The committee of judges is made up of expert designers, developers and publishers. Only those that excel in multiple categories move forward, and InspiringApps’ nomination puts them in great company.  Schwartz, who is a world-renowned pioneer in cancer and physical activity exercise oncology, created the app to bring customized exercise to cancer survivors to improve their quality of life. The new Cancer Exercise app is a first mobile exercise app for iOS specifically for people living with or beyond cancer. What is also unique about the Cancer Exercise mobile app is that the workout program is based on scientifically sound guidelines for cancer survivors following the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  Providing individual exercise prescriptions, the Cancer Exercise mobile app makes exercise available to cancer survivors of all ages, level of physical condition, types and stages of cancer, types of treatment and is even appropriate for people who are many years beyond treatment. Whether you are new to fitness, or a hard-core exerciser, the Cancer Exercise mobile app guides you through every step of exercise with the goal to make exercise part of daily life. The Cancer Exercise app is free and donations are accepted. InspiringApps is an award-winning mobile app design and development company. For over a decade, InspiringApps has built beautiful and engaging apps, for all kinds of smart devices, that inspire how people live, work, and play. Their clients range from innovative start-ups to some of the biggest brands in the world. About Cancer Exercise: Created by world-renowned pioneer in cancer and physical activity exercise oncology Anna L. Schwartz, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, this exercise program helps individuals make a positive change in their life. The step-by-step program guides participants to become more active leading to less fatigue, more energy and improved physical and emotional health.  About The Best Mobile App Awards: The Best Mobile App Awards is a platform that recognizes the best mobile apps available on the market via a committee of highly experienced app designers and developers. These leaders of the industry are dedicated to uncovering the next big player in mobile applications. Contact: Stephanie MikulsPhone: 303.635.6244Email: stephanie@inspiringapps.comWeb: inspiringapps.com

InspiringApps and Cancer Exercise selected as an AVA Digital Gold Award Nominee

2/21/2021

BOULDER, CO (February 21, 2021) – InspiringApps announced today that it has been selected as a nominee for an AVA Digital Gold Award. InspiringApps developed the Cancer Exercise app in conjunction with Anna L. Schwartz, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN. AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication. Recognized work ranges from audio and video productions, animation, interactive websites, blogs, podcasts, social media sites and other forms of user-generated communication.  The AVA Digital Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand production, marketing, communication, advertising, public relations and freelance professionals. AMCP administers recognition programs, provides judges and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession. Apps are judged on a number of factors, including performance, quality, creativity, and resourcefulness.  Schwartz, who is a world-renowned pioneer in cancer and physical activity exercise oncology, created the app to bring customized exercise to cancer survivors to improve their quality of life. The new Cancer Exercise app is a first mobile exercise app for iOS specifically for people living with or beyond cancer. What is also unique about the Cancer Exercise mobile app is that the workout program is based on scientifically sound guidelines for cancer survivors following the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  Providing individual exercise prescriptions, the Cancer Exercise mobile app makes exercise available to cancer survivors of all ages, level of physical condition, types and stages of cancer, types of treatment and is even appropriate for people who are many years beyond treatment. Whether you are new to fitness, or a hard-core exerciser, the Cancer Exercise mobile app guides you through every step of exercise with the goal to make exercise part of daily life. The Cancer Exercise app is free and donations are accepted. InspiringApps is an award-winning mobile app design and development company. For over a decade, InspiringApps has built beautiful and engaging apps, for all kinds of smart devices, that inspire how people live, work, and play. Their clients range from innovative start-ups to some of the biggest brands in the world. About Cancer Exercise: Created by world-renowned pioneer in cancer and physical activity exercise oncology Anna L. Schwartz, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, this exercise program helps individuals make a positive change in their life. The step-by-step program guides participants to become more active leading to less fatigue, more energy and improved physical and emotional health.  About The AVA Digital Awards: The AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design, and production of digital communication. Work ranges from digital campaigns – to audio and video production – to website development – to social media engagement – to mobile marketing. Contact: Stephanie MikulsPhone: 303.635.6244Email: stephanie@inspiringapps.comWeb: inspiringapps.com

InspiringApps Announces New Software Development Consulting Services

5/1/2020

Boulder, CO (May 1, 2020) – InspiringApps today announced expansion of its operations to include consulting services for software development teams, executives, and product owners. Leaders of the app design and development company will use their extensive knowledge to guide teams toward creation of exceptional products within project constraints. InspiringApps sees an opportunity to draw on over a decade’s worth of experience in designing, developing, and maintaining web, Android and iOS apps to give clients an edge in a complex market. “We provide exceptional design and development services. Customers who prefer to handle most production in-house with their own team will also benefit from the insight we have acquired as a result of building hundreds of software products over the years” says Brad Weber, President and CEO of InspiringApps. “Our consulting services can help your team avoid common pitfalls, make the most of new technology, and deliver great results.” Specific consulting offerings include: Executive-level project analysis and risk assessment Direct work with in-house design teams to elucidate trends and best practices Tailored mentorship programs for developers, including code reviews and architecture planning To learn more about consulting services offered by InspiringApps and to request a free consultation, visit https://www.InspiringApps.com/consulting/.  : Founded in 2007 in Boulder, InspiringApps has been partnering with both small startups and Fortune 500 companies to create transformative digital products for over 13 years. The award-winning app company’s commitment to use product features to inspire users, from striking designs to intuitive user experiences, has set its work apart from the start. InspiringApps is located in Boulder, Denver, and Austin.

InspiringApps and Artifact Uprising Selected as Webby Awards Honoree

4/9/2019

BOULDER, CO (April 9, 2019) – InspiringApps, a leading mobile app design and development company, announced today that the app they developed in conjunction with Artifact Uprising has been selected as a 2019 Webby Award Honoree. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. Artifact Uprising is on a mission to “create joy by printing the stories that matter the most.” Their award-winning app facilitates this by enabling consumers to create and order beautiful photographic art in just minutes, right from their mobile device. “Honorees like InspiringApps and Artifact Uprising are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,000 entries we received this year.” “We are delighted to share in this incredible honor with Artifact Uprising,” said Brad Weber, President and CEO of InspiringApps. “It’s affirming to have our work commended in this prestigious international competition, and we are grateful to The Webby Awards for highlighting excellence in digital products and services across the globe.” About InspiringApps: InspiringApps is an award-winning mobile app design and development company with offices in Boulder, CO and Austin, TX. For over a decade, InspiringApps has built beautiful and engaging apps, for all kinds of smart devices, that inspire how people live, work, and play. Their clients range from innovative start-ups to some of the biggest brands in the world. About Artifact Uprising: Artifact Uprising is a Colorado-based company that creates premium quality customizable photo goods for your digital photos. Driven by the belief that everyone has a story to tell, the company is known for elevated design and thoughtfully sourced materials. Signature products include the Layflat Album touting ultra-thick pages and foil-stamped covers, textured matte Everyday Prints, and line of customizable frames. About The Webby Awards: Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps, Mobile, and Voice, Social, Podcasts, and Games. Contact: Michele ConnorsPhone: 303.635.6244Email: michele@inspiringapps.comWeb: www.InspiringApps.com

InspiringApps wins Two Prestigious Davey Awards for Excellence in Mobile App Development

12/4/2018

BOULDER, CO (December 4, 2018) – InspiringApps, a leading mobile app design and development company, announced today that they won two Davey Awards: a Gold Award for the design and development of the Empath app, and a Silver Award for their work on the Artifact Uprising app. The Davey Awards is an international creative award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small companies worldwide. The 14th Annual Davey Awards received 3,000 entries from across the US and around the world, and only 13 companies received a Gold award in the mobile category. The Davey Awards is judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), an invitation-only organization of leading visual arts professionals. “This season of the Daveys has once again put the outstanding work that comes from small shops across the globe on display. We are proud to showcase those who utilize flawless execution, groundbreaking technology, and a fresh approach to the thought process to generate amazing content,” noted Derek Howard, Executive Director of the AIVA. “We are honored to share in these distinguished awards with our clients,” said Brad Weber, President and CEO of InspiringApps. “It’s affirming to have our work commended in this prestigious international competition, and we are grateful to The Davey Awards for highlighting the fact that outstanding work comes from shops of all sizes.” Empath is the world’s first emotional social networking app, helping to address the profound loneliness people still feel in our “connected” society. Empath enables deeper personal connections and better emotional health and wellbeing. Artifact Uprising is on a mission to “create joy by printing the stories that matter the most.” The app facilitates this by enabling consumers to create and order beautiful photographic art in just minutes, right from their mobile device. About InspiringApps: InspiringApps is an award-winning mobile app design and development company with offices in Boulder, CO and Austin, TX. For over a decade, InspiringApps has built beautiful and engaging apps, for all kinds of smart devices, that inspire how people live, work, and play. Their clients range from innovative start-ups to some of the biggest brands in the world. About The Davey Awards: The Davey Awards exclusively honor the “Davids” of creativity, the finest small shops, firms, and companies worldwide. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock – the sort of thing small agencies do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the “Creative Davids”, who derive their strength from big ideas rather than big budgets. Contact: Michele ConnorsPhone: 303.635.6244Email: michele@inspiringapps.comWeb: www.InspiringApps.com

InspiringApps Opens a New App Development Office in Austin, TX

3/13/2018

AUSTIN, TX (March 13, 2018) – InspiringApps, an award-winning mobile app design and development company headquartered in Boulder, announced today that they have opened a second office in Austin, TX. The office is housed within Capital Factory, a co-working space with a focus on creating community among entrepreneurs and tech innovators. “As we considered potential locations for expansion, Austin quickly rose to the top of our list,” said Brad Weber, President and CEO of InspiringApps. “The vibrant entrepreneurial, start-up, and tech community is energizing, and the University of Texas fosters a culture of learning. In many ways, Austin shares the innovative, communal atmosphere of Boulder that we love.” In addition to participating in the strong start-up community present in Austin, InspiringApps is excited to be in relatively close proximity to Dallas and Houston. Both of these major metropolitan areas are rich with high-tech Fortune 500 companies. “While technology already enables us to work with clients from across the nation, we are excited to be in closer proximity to other industry hubs,” stated Weber. “We currently enjoy working with a range of clients, from start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies, and we expect that our new office in Austin will enable us to maintain that mix.” Despite its rapid growth, Austin has kept its roots and continues to draw talented people committed to maintaining a sustainable work-life balance. The company expects to benefit from the area’s diverse high-tech talent pool as it grows. Those interested in a free consultation about their app development idea are encouraged to contact InspiringApps at info@inspiringapps.com. About InspiringApps: InspiringApps is a leading mobile app design and development company that was founded in Boulder, Colorado. For over a decade, they have built beautiful and engaging apps, for all kinds of smart devices, that inspire how people live, work, and play. Their clients range from innovative start-ups to some of the biggest brands in the world. Contact: Michele ConnorsPhone: 303.635.6244Email: michele@inspiringapps.comWeb: www.InspiringApps.com

InspiringApps wins Tabby Award for Excellence in Business App Development

11/3/2015

BOULDER, CO (November 3, 2015) – InspiringApps, a leading mobile app design and development company, announced today the retail merchandising app they created for SmartWool has been named the 2015 winner of the Tabby Award /Business in the iPad App: Data Access & Collection category. The Tabby Award /Business is the only global competition that recognizes the best enterprise and business apps in the industry. The Tabby Award /Business judging panel had this to say about the app, “We immediately recognized the value of the SmartWool FSR app for streamlining field data collection, decreasing reporting time, and improving store service. We found the app to be highly intuitive with clear dashboards and reporting. It was obvious how the app could help a retail field service team to be more effective and efficient. It worked flawlessly offline, then updated the data automatically when a network connection was available. We would like to congratulate the InspiringApps team on their recognition as the developer of a best iPad app for business.” An international panel of 24 judges reviewed over 150 apps before selecting the winners. With more than 300,000 business apps collectively available on Android and iOS devices, winners are positioned in the top 0.01% of all apps. Evaluation criteria included overall business value, user experience, design, innovation, tablet optimization, and performance. “We are honored to have our work commended by The Tabby Awards,” said Brad Weber, President and CEO of InspiringApps. “Our company has extensive experience helping organizations of all sizes to collect, access, and successfully employ business-critical data. We strive to demonstrate best practices as we help companies leverage technology, and we appreciate that other industry leaders recognize our commitment to excellence.” A sales presentation app that InspiringApps developed in conjunction with Gulfstream Aerospace took second place to Adobe in the iPad App: Marketing & Presentation category. About InspiringApps: InspiringApps is a mobile app design and development company in Boulder, Colorado, serving clients in the greater Denver area and around the US. Their team has experience in numerous industries, and delights in developing custom tablet and phone apps that look sharp and perform flawlessly, whether they run on iOS, Android, Windows or HTML5 platforms. About The Tabby Awards: The Tabby Awards /Business is a global competition that celebrates the best tablet apps for work and productivity. Nominees and winners are selected among submitted apps by an international panel of independent app experts. Contact: Michele ConnorsPhone: 303.635.6244Email: michele@inspiringapps.comWeb: www.InspiringApps.com

Second Edition of InspiringApps’ eBook Now Available

10/20/2015

BOULDER, CO (October 20, 2015) – InspiringApps announced today that it has released the second edition of its popular book, Inspiring Apps: A Business Perspective on Building Mobile Apps. The book provides leaders with an overview of the key business, marketing, and technical considerations involved in an app development project. “One of our passions is helping others make sound decisions when it comes to integrating mobile apps into their business strategy,” states Brad Weber, CEO of InspiringApps and co-author of the book. “The book explains key concepts and industry trends, guiding leaders on how to best apply technology to business challenges.” In the three years since the first edition was published, mobile hardware has improved, while software has advanced at a dizzying pace to keep up. The second edition provides a fresh overview of current operating systems and development platforms, as well as technologies ranging from beacons to the cloud to wearables. In addition to reviewing the latest mobile technology, the authors have added a chapter on market considerations to evaluate prior to embarking on a project. The book also provides new insights on resource planning, app distribution, and marketing the app. A free copy of the book can be downloaded from the iBooks Store, or purchased for a nominal charge for Kindle from Amazon. About Brad Weber & InspiringApps: Brad Weber, CEO and president of InspiringApps, has been developing web and mobile apps for over two decades. In 2007, he founded InspiringApps, a mobile app design and development company in Boulder, Colorado, serving clients in the greater Denver area and around the US. Their team has experience in numerous industries, and delights in developing custom tablet and phone apps that look sharp and perform flawlessly, whether they run on iOS, Android, or HTML5 platforms. Contact: Michele ConnorsPhone: 303.635.6244Email: michele@InspiringApps.comWeb: www.InspiringApps.com

InspiringApps Receives Two Nominations for the Prestigious Tabby Awards

9/23/2015

BOULDER, CO (September 23, 2015) – InspiringApps announced today that it has been selected as a nominee for two different Tabby Awards /Business. The only global awards for the best tablet-optimized apps for business, this year’s competition received over 150 submissions. A sales presentation app that InspiringApps developed in conjunction with Gulfstream Aerospace is a finalist in the Marketing & Presentation category, and a retail merchandising app created for SmartWool is a contender for the Data Access & Collection category. “Our company is passionate about creating compelling and innovative mobile apps that deliver real value to the businesses and people who use them,” said Brad Weber, President and CEO of InspiringApps. “These apps are very different in their function, but both are helping to enable sales success at their respective companies. It’s rewarding to be part of that, and we’re honored to have our work commended by The Tabby Awards.” Apps are judged on a number of factors, including user experience, innovation, design, performance and reliability, and the business value added. Only those that excel in multiple categories move forward, and InspiringApps’ nomination puts them in great company. Other 2015 nominees include corporations such as Adobe, Citrix, Morningstar, and Rosetta Stone. This year’s judging panel includes 24 independent mobile experts from around the globe. The panel is chaired by Carson Conant, CEO of Mediafly, a Chicago-based mobile technology company. “The innovation and creativity from this year’s participants was top notch!” said Conant. “Innovation has come through on all fronts from broad-based productivity apps, as well as from very niche, specialized enterprise apps.” Winners of the 2015 Tabby Awards /Business are expected to be announced later this fall. About InspiringApps: InspiringApps is a mobile app design and development company in Boulder, Colorado, serving clients in the greater Denver area and around the US. Their team has experience in numerous industries, and delights in developing custom tablet and phone apps that look sharp and perform flawlessly, whether they run on iOS, Android, Windows or HTML5 platforms. About The Tabby Awards: The Tabby Awards /Business is a global competition that celebrates the best tablet apps for work and productivity. Nominees and winners are selected among submitted apps by an international panel of independent app experts. Contact: Michele ConnorsPhone: 303.635.6244Email: michele@inspiringapps.comWeb: www.InspiringApps.com