We work closely with our clients through each stage of the development process, from the initial conceptual sketching and wire-framing, to building, testing, launching and maintaining the software.
We are experienced in developing applications for both high-growth and life-style business and have an in-depth understanding of investor expectations.
Since 2011, we've been involved with projects in the UK and overseas including:
Synergee is an exciting new mobile App and web service still currently under development by the New York based company. The service offers merchants a powerful way to target and engage with hyper-specific audiences, while offering consumers better value and more relevant deals on their purchases. Applying principles of gamification, Synergee is able to learn about consumer likes and interests and use this information to provide real-time, hyper-local and relevant offers directly to the consumer.
Katana Code has been involved with Synergee since 2011, developing and maintaining their marketing website, mobile application and back-end web service.
I have found Katana Code to be very responsive to our needs. They made a point to understand the user's requirements before working on the delivery, using techniques such as mock-ups and even hand drawings. They contributed to our design bringing advanced knowledge of what is happening in the mobile application field. They were able to work overtime in support of dead lines, and their deliverables were well documented. I highly recommend them. A.I Hauser, PhD, MBA, CEO Synergee Inc.
URTV is the UK's fastest growing broadband, TV news network! Based in Scotland, URTV offers daily, hyper-local news bulletins and human interest stories to a growing number of towns and cities in the UK.
The network also hosts specialist news channels for a variety of subjects including schools, links golf and Scottish weddings.
Katana Code has been involved with URTV since the start and we continue to work closely with the team and their designers, developing and maintaining the network's web application and adding new features as demand and innovation present themselves.
The guys at Katana rock! As an entrepreneur I look for partners that are special. Unlike most coders they really take the time to really understand the bigger business issues and objectives, and also understand and help design in flexibility so the solution can evolve. This roadmapping of the solution which mirrors the evolution of the business model is critical in a fast-moving, competitive environment and is unusual to find in a boutique software house. Brian Keating, Chairman & CEO URTV Ltd.
Paleo Feed is a mobile app for the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that brings all the latest news and blog posts from the paleo world straight to your device. With Paleo Feed users can browse new blog posts from the paleo world as soon as they're published and save their favourites so they can refer back to them later.
Paleo Feed was designed and developed entirely by Katana Code and was the first app we launched in Apple's App Store under our own name.
App Starter is Katana Code's how-to guide for those who are looking to launch their own web or mobile app. The app takes readers through all of the steps required to assess and plan their application, with a task at the end of each section for them to complete. Once complete, users should have a much fuller picture of their app, its market, the financials, and what to do next.
The guide is also available online at http://katanacode.com/app_starter
Tarnishcraft.com is the homepage of Edinburgh-based silversmith and jewellery designer Erica Stahl.
From this site Erica showcases collections of her work, promotes upcoming events in which her work will be featured, and lists the stockists from whom you can buy her work.
KatanaCode worked with Erica to design and build an elegant, yet affordable solution that allowed her to manage her own content - without the need to hire a web designer whenever she wanted to make changes.
Katana Code provided a great service when designing my website - they listened to what I wanted, and offered different options to help me decide on the best design. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted in terms of design at first but they were patient and friendly, and happy to tweak the finer details until we had a site I was really happy with. They set up the site so that I could change the content and manage it myself once finished, which is really user-friendly - though I always know they'll be around if there should be any problems in the future. Overall, a helpful and personal service with attention to detail - I'd highly recommend them. Erica Stahl, owner of Tarnish
Part of our philosophy is to always use the best tool for the job! For most web applications, the obvious choice is Ruby on Rails! Rails makes web development more efficient by providing a toolkit for commonly performed tasks, and establishing a set of standards and best practices. These best practices, when combined with the powerful Ruby programming language, provide a web framework that's fast, secure, scalable and fun to work with!
Katana Code are actively involved with the Rails community and have contributed updates to Rails, as well as publishing our own open source Rails projects.
We like to stay on the cutting edge! From its very launch in 2012, we've been using Rubymotion with more and more iOS projects. Rubymotion allows developers to build native, iOS applications using the Ruby programming language, a far more concise and powerful language than Objective-C.
Katana Code were one of the first teams to adopt Rubymotion and play an active role in it's ongoing development.
If you’d like to contact us to discuss an idea or to arrange a quote, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0845 519 4329.