We're Katana—a web development team with a reputation for empowering startups and small organisations. Our clients hire us to design and build websites and mobile apps that their customers love to use.
We work closely with our clients through each stage of the development process; from discussing and planning the initial concept; sketching and wire-framing designs; to building, launching, and maintaining their project as it matures.
Whether you need a dynamic website, a mobile app, or to be more effective in your online marketing — we’re the team to help you create something great.
Collectively, we've helped launch over 30 startups and small organisations, in 7 countries across 4 continents. From online dating, to learning tools for musicians; for web, smartphone, and tablets.
We also like to build our own products and contribute quality code to open-source.
When we first approached Katana, we had a clear idea of the platform we wanted to build but were unsure of the best approach to build it. From the very start, Katana became an irreplaceable partner and worked with us to find the best solution. We really appreciate how they walked us through the development process and their dedication to high quality solutions that will last over time. We could not imagine a better partner and are really excited to continue working together in the future
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.
They quickly understood what we wanted to achieve and planned all the required steps and processes to get there. Every detail was meticulously structured, thought out and documented. This was then conveyed to us in layman’s terms we could understand and quantify, making the whole process (slightly) less daunting.
I’ve worked with a number of dev shops, and KatanaCode has topped them all. One thing they do uniquely well is thinking about your product holistically: you give them a spec, and not only will they execute on it, but they’ll also act as a thought partners, and advise when aspects of your spec can be improved.
Katana helped us turn our crazy ideas into reality. They offered a very hands on and personal service from start to finish, and continue to do so long after our site was launched. They show great pride in their work and I love that - A real pleasure to work with!
Gavin and Bob at Katana spent a lot of time understanding our requirements and made lots of useful suggestions to further improve functionality of our destination website. Working with them through the project was a good experience and we’re pleased with the outcome. Visit Fort William Ltd looks forward to working with these guys in the future.
The guys at Katana have completely redefined what I think of when I hear 'software developer'. They always take the time to discuss our business aims first, and then suggest technology solutions that will help us meet those aims. They've been an essential component in our fast-moving startup machine
We were happy with KatanaCode from start to end. They acted as a fantastic sparring partner both on the technical parts of the development process, but also challenged us on many of the business areas, adding their "tech" perspective on our processes, resulting in our product being more long term scalable than originally intended.
It is very refreshing to work with a company that is so organized and so responsive of its customers’ needs. They went over and beyond all our expectations, a real pleasure to work with. Thanks!! We are always very impressed with their work, always willing to address any question, problem or enquiry timely and very effectively.
The design, responsiveness, and internationalisation are great, and just in the nick of time for Qualia Analytics going public to Brazilian zoos! Thanks so much for the back up guys, you’ve been awesome to work with.
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.
Bob and the team at Katana Code have been an invaluable support to myself and FIRST over the years. The level of support in the maintenance and development of our database has been first class. Fast, efficient and thorough and happy to discuss any queries I have had with an unlimited amount of patience and helpfulness!
Thank you Bob and Katana, your input and expertise has been very much appreciated.
Katana are an excellent partner for any tech start-up. Gavin and his team have proven invaluable to our business from both a technical and user perspective. If you’re looking for an experienced team who will both support and challenge you, look no further.
The holistic methodology used by Katana was very refreshing. It was very enjoyable to work with a company that took the time to understand our business. By taking the time to fully understand our business model, Katana was then able to suggest technology solutions that worked well for our site.
We continue to work with Katana to this day. Gavin and his team are always willing to answer our questions and requests. We’ve found a gem of a team and cannot recommend Katana enough!
If you have an idea for a website or an app, we'd love to help bring your idea to life. Use the form below to send us an introduction, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.