We build custom
apps that inspire
the way people
We build custom apps
that inspire the way people
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Custom mobile app development

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Software development that makes an impact

Easy to use is often hard to design, so we sweat the details, treating your custom app development project like our own. So much so that clients repeatedly tell us that they love working with us because we passionately dig into projects alongside them. We’re custom app developers, but what we offer is inspiration and implementation to help companies impact their employees, customers, and communities. Inspiration is what we do—after all, “inspiring” is in our name.

Impact
Software devices including desktop, tablet, mobile, and smart watches

Boulder, CO

Founded

200+ Apps

Mobile & Web

17 years

In Business

Innovative digital products beyond the code

Our award-winning web app development services and custom mobile apps are powered by cutting-edge AI and automation, making the complex simple and handling large data sets with ease. But that’s just the beginning. We go beyond the code to offer strategic solutions within our clients’ fintech and enterprise organizations.


The future belongs to those who are proactive and innovative. By partnering with InspiringApps, you can discover new sources of revenue and engage with your customers in unique and exciting ways. Our team has extensive knowledge in advanced technologies. From generative AI to spatial computing, we’re geared to help you propel your business to a brighter, more secure future.

Clients from startups to enterprise

Award-winning app design

Client satisfaction is our most valued metric, but we are also honored our work is recognized for excellence in mobile and web app development and UI/UX design by leading organizations in the field.

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Modernizing real estate transactions to secure financial data

A real estate transaction involves many people, milestones, data, and systems coordinated through email, which puts millions of homebuyer dollars at risk. Our client reimagined the home buying process to make it more efficient, transparent, and secure. The inHere vision matched InspiringApps’ ability to solve complex, enterprise-level challenges with secure solutions that both protect and delight end users. Recognized by Fast Company’s Innovation by Design award, the inHere app has helped over a million users safeguard their financial futures.

Happy people make great products

InspiringApps nurtured a culture of respect, empathy, and inclusivity from the start. Yearly Great Places to Work® Certifications™ exemplify our commitment to culture and are validated by our fabulous team. But that recognition is only a small window into the little things our team does daily to reinforce our core values and support expert engineering talent.

Explore our latest insights

AI Artificial Intelligence

Apple’s WWDC 2024: The Sky’s the Limit With a Beyond-Mobile Future

Image Source: Apple WWDC 2024 Keynote Future-worthy or failing to meet the moment? Rocked by copyright and labor issues with generative AI, many, especially creatives, are wary of big tech. However, Apple’s recent Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote aimed to address these concerns head-on, introducing a suite of AI-powered features designed to enhance user experience while prioritizing privacy and security.  Was it a cringe-worthy attempt to jump on the AI bandwagon, or did Apple manage to provide a template for the responsible integration of AI into our daily lives? Let’s take a closer look. Apple’s Personal Intelligence One of the most significant announcements at Apple’s WWDC keynote was the introduction of “Apple Intelligence,“ a suite of AI-powered features designed to enhance the user experience across Apple’s ecosystem. This marks a significant step forward in AI integration, as Apple aims to create a more intuitive and personalized experience while prioritizing user privacy. “Apple’s continued innovation in AI and user experience is setting the stage for the future of enterprise marketing.” —STEPHANIE MIKULS, DIRECTOR OF BRAND MARKETING, INSPIRINGAPPS Enhanced Siri Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, has undergone a major upgrade with the introduction of Apple Intelligence. Users will be able to communicate with Siri in whatever way feels most natural, whether through voice commands or typing. Siri’s capabilities have been expanded thanks to its extensive product knowledge and the new App Intents API for developers. This API enables Siri to take actions across various apps, making it a more versatile and powerful tool for users.  For example, users can ask Siri to perform specific tasks within third-party apps, such as “Order my usual pizza from my favorite restaurant app.“ System-Wide Writing Tools Another significant component of Apple Intelligence is the introduction of system-wide writing tools powered by AI. These tools offer a range of features designed to make the writing process more efficient and enjoyable, including the ability to rewrite, proofread, and summarize text. One of the features is the “Rewrite“ tool, which suggests alternative ways to phrase sentences or paragraphs. The tool offers multiple suggestions, allowing users to choose the one that best fits their intended tone and message. The “Proofread“ tool helps users identify and correct grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and stylistic inconsistencies. And finally, the “Summarize“ tool can condense long passages of text into concise summaries, making it easier for users to quickly grasp the main points of an article or document. Image Generation Apple Intelligence also introduces new possibilities for image generation and manipulation. Genmoji, in particular, allows users to create custom emoji characters based on their own appearance and style. By leveraging advanced machine learning algorithms, Genmoji can generate many emoji variations that capture the user’s likeness and personality. Image Playground is a more extensive tool that enables users to create and edit images using natural language phrases. Users can describe the image they want to create, and Image Playground will generate a corresponding visual based on that description. In addition to these creative tools, Apple Intelligence includes the Clean Up tool in the Photos app. This feature uses AI to analyze and edit images based on natural language phrases. For example, users can ask the Clean Up tool to “Remove the background“ or “Make the colors more vibrant,“ and the AI will automatically apply the requested changes. Privacy & Security While the AI features introduced are impressive, Apple has made it clear that they are built on a foundation of privacy and security. On-device processing means that most AI tasks are performed locally on the user’s device rather than being sent to the cloud for processing. This approach minimizes the personal data that leaves the device, reducing the risk of unauthorized access or data breaches. Private Cloud Compute is a privacy-preserving technology that allows certain AI tasks to be performed in the cloud without compromising user privacy. When data is sent to the cloud for processing, it is encrypted and anonymized, ensuring it cannot be linked back to individual users. This enables Apple to leverage the power of cloud computing for more complex AI tasks while still maintaining a high level of privacy protection. By prioritizing privacy and security, Apple sets a strong example for the industry and demonstrates that AI can be implemented responsibly and trustworthy. This commitment to user privacy will likely be a key differentiator for Apple as more consumers become aware of the importance of protecting their personal data. “I’m glad to see Apple’s privacy-centric generative AI strategy. They favor on-device processing when possible, share limited context data with their own servers without storing it after processing, and require an explicit opt-in from users before sharing it with third parties.”—BRAD WEBER, CEO, INSPIRINGAPPS The Power of Integration Another potential strength of Apple’s approach to AI is the company’s tight integration. Apple emphasized the importance of empowering developers to create intelligent, AI-driven apps that integrate deeply with the Apple ecosystem. “Apple’s bolstered app suite may soon replace tools with a small moat. So I can access my iPhone and its apps from my Mac. These ‘beyond mobile’ applications are enticing for users and a call to action for digital product owners—we can leverage the Apple Intelligence framework to make our products seamless in the AI future. It’s time to get started now!” —KRISTIN MOLINA, MARKETING MANAGER, INSPIRINGAPPS At InspiringApps, we believe that the responsible integration of AI into digital products is essential for creating user-centric experiences that drive business success. If you want to learn more about how AI can benefit your business, we invite you to contact InspiringApps for a personalized consultation. Together, we can build a future where AI and human creativity work hand-in-hand to create products and experiences that inspire, educate, and delight.

2 days ago

AI Artificial Intelligence

Google I/O 2024: Separating AI Fact From Fiction & What It Means for Digital Products

Image Source: Google I/O 2024 As the dust settles on Google’s annual I/O event, it’s clear AI is the star of the show. From search engines to mobile apps, AI integration permeates nearly every facet of Google’s products and services, promising to reshape our interactions with technology. But as AI’s prominence grows, so does the skepticism surrounding it and the need to ground our realities in practical use cases. The Power of AI One of the most impressive demonstrations at Google I/O was the latest upgrade to Gemini, an AI model capable of processing and understanding vast amounts of information from documents, audio recordings, and even videos. The potential applications are inspiring. Imagine having a virtual teacher who can explain any topic and answer your questions in real-time or a mobile app that can anticipate your needs and provide tailored recommendations based on your behavior. “Google’s really gone all-in on AI. The quality of the integrations appears to be better than I was expecting. They’re going for something more useful than just a ‘ChatGPT window on the side.’”—BRENDAN GREGOS, DEVELOPER | INSPIRINGAPPS AI & Privacy Google also showcased how AI can enhance privacy and security. For example, they introduced an AI feature to detect and alert users to potential phone scams. While some may find this invasive, it could be a lifesaver for those more susceptible to fraudulent schemes. As we embrace AI, finding the right balance between innovation and privacy protection is crucial. AI Limitations While AI can mimic and replicate patterns, it lacks the depth, originality, and emotional resonance that human creators bring to their work. Additionally, AI systems can perpetuate existing biases in the data they are trained on, leading to discriminatory or unfair outputs. Furthermore, AI currently struggles with critical thinking and applying reasoning outside the vast data it has been exposed to. At InspiringApps, our take is, well, a human one. We envision AI as a powerful tool in our digital product toolbox, offering benefits such as saving time, improving quality, and slicing data in new ways—but it must serve a specific business purpose. By leveraging AI’s strengths while recognizing its limitations, we can create products and experiences that are not only efficient but also meaningful and impactful. “AI can help brainstorm product features for software, but you can’t ask it to write the entire thing—it needs guidance, even while exploring ideas.”—JEFFREY PEACOCK, DEVELOPER | INSPIRINGAPPS Transparency & Ethics As we explore the possibilities of AI for our clients, transparency, and ethics must be at the forefront of our approach. Public perception of AI is still evolving, and there may be hesitation or skepticism regarding its use in certain contexts. It’s our responsibility to have open and honest conversations with our clients about how AI can be applied ethically and responsibly to address their specific needs and goals. We must also be vigilant in ensuring that AI is developed and deployed in a manner that respects privacy, promotes fairness, and minimizes potential biases. This requires the involvement of experts from various fields, such as design, science, and ethics, to provide guidance and oversight. “Are we more interested in what other humans are creating or what a robot made? A key part of this is ethical use. It’s the blood, sweat, and tears that give design meaning and value. We study what inspired us to get to this outcome and learn to keep creating novel designs."—AARON LEA, ART DIRECTOR | INSPIRINGAPPS The Future of AI Google I/O 2024 has given us a glimpse into the future of AI and its potential to revolutionize how we live and work. However, AI’s success will depend not only on technological progress but also on our ability to use it to serve business purposes. As business leaders and innovators, we must ensure that AI is developed and applied to solve problems, not create hype. “AI is a powerful tool in the digital product toolbox, offering benefits such as saving time, improving quality, and slicing data in new ways—but it must serve a specific business purpose.”—BRAD WEBER, CEO | INSPIRINGAPPS At InspiringApps, we are committed to helping our clients navigate the AI landscape with integrity, transparency, and a focus on user-centered design. Together, we can unlock artificial intelligence’s full potential while staying true to our values and creating better, more immersive, and helpful digital products.

3 days ago

Business & Strategy

Elevate Your Digital Product With User-Centric Insights & Market-Driven Strategy

Creating products that resonate with users and outpace the competition is crucial for success. At InspiringApps, we specialize in empowering brands to thrive in the digital world by providing comprehensive market research, competitor analysis, and user-centric design solutions. Our goal is to help you craft digital experiences that elevate your brand and drive measurable results. Market Trends & Competitor Insights To make informed decisions about your digital product, it’s essential to have a deep understanding of the market landscape and your competitors. Our team conducts thorough research to identify the latest industry trends, consumer preferences, and best practices. By analyzing your competitors’ strengths, weaknesses, and strategies, we help you identify opportunities to differentiate your product and capitalize on untapped market potential. Our market research and app marketing services include: In-depth industry trend analysis Detailed customer behavior and preference insights Comprehensive competitor benchmarking and SWOT analysis Identification of market gaps and growth opportunities Armed with these insights, you can make data-driven decisions that optimize your product’s features, pricing, and positioning to meet your target audience’s evolving needs. User-Inspired Innovation At InspiringApps, we believe the key to creating digital products that truly resonate with users is putting them at the heart of the innovation process. Our user-centric approach involves employing a range of research methods to gain deep insights into your users’ behaviors, preferences, and pain points. Our user research services include: In-depth user interviews and surveys Usability testing and user experience (UX) audits Persona development and user journey mapping Comprehensive analysis of user feedback and analytics By incorporating user insights throughout the product design and development process, we help you create digital experiences that not only meet but exceed your users’ expectations, fostering engagement, loyalty, and advocacy. Success Through User Experience Feedback Our client, Fidelity National Financial, used user feedback from their product inHere to align the user experiences for multiple personas and ensure the best possible experience.  “Early on, we thought the consumer would have their own view. That they would have something different than what the real estate professional saw. We’re learning that part of the continuity between the parties involved is being able to feel comfortable that what you are seeing as the real estate professional is the same thing that the consumer is seeing, the buyer or the seller.” —BRIAN MAUGHAN, FIDELITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL   Compelling Brand Experiences Every interaction a user has with your brand is an opportunity to create a lasting impression. Our team works closely with you to understand your brand’s unique identity, values, and market position to craft digital experiences that authentically represent your brand and resonate with your target audience. Our branding services include: Brand personality and visual identity development Brand messaging and storytelling Tone and voice guidelines Consistency across all digital touchpoints “Your customer’s experience includes the entire journey and relationship that a customer has with a brand or a company. So that includes all interactions, whether they’re digital or in person, and across different touchpoints, like interactions with customer service, and marketing, and sales, and if a company has a physical store. It would be anything that shapes a customer’s perception of a brand. And the goal of this is to create consistent, positive, memorable experiences.” —BECCA COLLINS, UI/UX DESIGNER AT INSPIRINGAPPS Creating a cohesive and compelling brand experience allows you to differentiate your product, build emotional connections with your users, and drive long-term success in the digital marketplace. Outcome-Driven Partnerships At InspiringApps, we are committed to being your strategic partner and invested in your long-term success. We bring an owner’s mentality to every project, focusing relentlessly on driving the outcomes that matter most to your business. Our success is measured by your success, and we work tirelessly to ensure that our digital solutions deliver a measurable impact on your key performance indicators. Are you ready to use user-centric insights and market-driven strategy to elevate your digital product? Contact InspiringApps today to learn how our expertise can help you achieve your digital goals and drive meaningful results.

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Ebook cover with title, “InspiringApps: A Business Perspective on Building Mobile Apps.” Third edition.
Ebook cover with title, “InspiringApps: A Business Perspective on Building Mobile Apps.” Third edition.

App development inspiration for others

In today’s ever-evolving digital landscape, the need for a powerful mobile presence is more urgent than ever. That’s why we’re committing to giving newcomers to mobile app development the info needed to make smart technology decisions in their business strategies.

If your company wants to develop an iOS app, Android app, or web app, you’ll benefit from reading our free e-book. It’s written to help business leaders understand the market and technical considerations involved in bringing a digital product to market.