Build fast, build smart
Spire pushes the boundaries of agile development with SpireLean, a proprietary form of lean software development which incorporates principles from kanban, scrum and extreme programming. The SpireLean methodology is at the forefront of delivering high-quality software with speed and flexibility while reducing most of the waste seen everywhere else in software development.
Custom Software Development
Continuing with quality as the theme, Spire develops made-to-order software using the approach of “only what you need, when you need it.” In other words, Spire builds what is necessary for the MVP while making it elegantly scalable and using a minimal amount of out-of-the-box technologies and frameworks. And the secret sauce at every step is the constant push for excellence.
Services Oriented Architecture
Spire’s web services (APIs) are the foundation for every product they develop, providing an interface between the data and business logic, and the front end. With the APIs, information is easily accessible and front-end code or frameworks can be laid on top. In this way, businesses can white-label the service layer or use it as a standalone product for integration with other products.
In the same way Spire’s designers work with other designers, so do Spire’s developers. Spire’s development team consults with client development teams and shares their expertise on best practices, coding standards and workflow methodology. Through code reviews, ticketing processes, standards definition and data architecture, the ultimate goal is to improve overall process and quality.
Build for context
Responsive Web Development
At Spire, responsive is a rule, and it means providing users with the experience they need in the context of each device they use. With one codebase, Spire can deliver an adaptable user experience for any device, making it easier to maintain than a native app. And because browsers can now provide users with a near-native experience using the same codebase, the cost is less and the speed is greater.
Native Application Development
When considering the specific hardware features of a device, sometimes a native application is needed to get the right feel or user experience, especially when it comes to GPS, voice or any kind of media. Spire’s years of groundbreaking work in native application development are advantageous for early-stage companies who need services for iOS, web and Android operating systems.
Build for quality
QA and Release Management
Spire follows the lean mantra of building in quality at every step. A series of checks and balances helps ensure that quality is the driving factor in everything they do—no matter the size of the project. Through continuous integration and deployment, Spire develops and releases each feature as it is completed, but not before the feature passes a rigorous process of regression, security and unit testing.
DevOps and Support
How does a project get off the ground and what happens when it’s out in the world? Spire provides infrastructure services for the life of the engagement, consulting with clients to understand their long-term scalability needs, and advising on server configuration, management, hosting and deployment. Spire also ensures optimal performance and security via patches, updates, testing and load balancing.