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about We Build Apps.

We build beautiful iOS and Android apps and the cloud infrastructure to support them, from beautiful Portland, Oregon, USA.

If you are looking for a mobile app developer to bring your project to life,  give us the opportunity to earn your business.   We love what we do and build great apps.  Our apps are beautiful,  fast and scalable.     We take the time to understand your project and layout a road map before a single line of code is created.

Our objective is to create a valuable, intuitive and amazing mobile experience for your users. Creating a great experience means understanding your objectives, defining a balanced feature set, laying-out a good user flow, and putting it all together with a great user interface design. We allocate enough time to get the user experience right before transitioning into the coding phase.

"Hammerweb has used Groove Development on several mobile app projects. We couldn't have been more pleased with the professionalism of the development process, the cost to value scenario and the delivery schedule. Hammerweb would highly recommend Groove Development to any company or organization looking for a successful mobile app project."
-- Scott Leder, HammerWeb
"I would like to say thank you to Groove Development for helping us creat a great app. Working with Rick over the past few months has been an absolute pleasure. His knowledge and attention to details is unsurpassed."
-- Jason Towers, TapItWallet
kung fu What We Do. Our List Of Services.

We create native iPhone and Android apps.
If you can describe it, we can build it. We use a three step approach to app development that allows us to be fast and on time.

We listen to you.

Before beginning a project we create a spec, wire-frames and sample screens. This process defines the project so that it starts and ends on time.

Develop, test & document. Our code is always structured, well documented and throughly tested.

"I was able to see exactly what we were getting for our investment, Groove Development provided a detailed plan. They gave us screen shots of the app and a logical development plan.And the creative app feature ideas they came up with were amazing. Your approach to the design and development process was easy to work with."
-- Ken Brown, Tixie
  • groove development Enterprise Solutions Enterprise Solutions

    Apps connect with backend servers to retrieve/process data. A scalable/reliable backend, means a fast/reliable app.

  • Exclusively iPhone & Android Exclusively iPhone & Android

    Apple iOS & Android OS dominate the market, we focus exclusively on these platforms in order to bring high quality, reliable apps to market.

  • Design Design

    We can design your app from start to finish, from storyboards, wireframes and sample screens or work with your UI/UX designers.

  • Always On Time Always On Time

    We understand meeting your completion date as well as milestones are a top priority.

Clients Check Out Our Clients.
We develop a wide range of apps for iOS and Android.
"Working with Groove Development has exceeded our expectations. Everything from your mobile strategy suggestions, client communications and complete app development have always been spot on. I truly appreciate having you guys as a resource and look forward to many more projects."
-- Jeff Barnaby, BrandHorse
Blog Mobile app development discussion.
Developing an iOS or Android mobile app can be tricky. First, there is a huge price disparity between what an individual offshore developer and a large US based firm can quote you. Hopefully the articles on this blog will help you.

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iOS vs Android.
Native App vs. Web App.
App Resources & Articles.


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Groove Development was a good fit for us because we needed an agency that could do more than just develop an app, given that we were coming to them with little more than just a concept. We relied on their expertise to refine our overall mobile strategy while they patiently worked with us to design the app and user experience. They were a true partner in the process.
-- Director of Marketing, EnPlay, Inc.
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions.
Which device should we support first iOS or Android?

Most of our clients start with iOS, then port to Android.

Do you take over partially completed apps or offer maintenance for existing apps?

Occasionally. Contact us with more details. We will help if our workload permits.

How long does app development typically take?

Every project is different, but generally it takes roughly 2 months: 3 weeks to spec and wireframe, 2-4 weeks for UI/UX graphic design and 1-2 months of development. Graphic assets and development are generally done in parallel.

Which is better a mobile website or native app?

In our opinion, a native app is faster and delivers a better user experience than navigating a mobile site.

We have a tight deadline, why are some apps rejected by the App Store?

The main reasons apps are rejected are not following the Apple HIG (Human Interface Guidelines ), use of private APIs, Crashes from users denying permissions.

Click here for more reasons...
You mentioned good UI/UX, can you give me some well known example apps?

Path, Shopkick, Twitter and Instagram come to mind. Their UI/UX are simple, clean and intuitive.

contact Get In Touch With Us.   (503) 439-8766
Got a project? Drop us a line. Contact info below.

Please provide general project details for example, project description, target platform(iPhone, iPad, Android Phones or tablets). Also include any important deadlines or other key points we should know.

A word about NDA’s and RFP’s.

If you require an NDA before discussing your project, we can provide a mutual NDA upon request. If you have a RFP for a project, send us the document and any deadlines or instructions.

Phone: 503-439-8766

Groove Development, LLC
Portland Office
1500 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite 200
Beaverton, Oregon 97006