How We Help


We work with our clients side-by-side to deliver results which transform their business.

What's Your Goal?


Grow Your Business

We develop custom software which helps our clients reach new markets and capitalize on existing relationships. This may include developing an admin website, mobile apps, or designing a new digital product to bring to market.


Improve Your Business

Our Agile development approach helps our clients see how to deliver critical IT projects on time and within budget, while maximizing the benefit to the business.

Starting Up or Starting Over

We’ve worked with venture-backed entrepreneurs up to the Fortune 100 to help them develop a mobile road-map and align resources around a common goal. Whether you are “starting out” or “starting over” we can share our experience to help you win.


Support Your Business

Typically, we will have a long-term relationship with our clients to provide support for their app(s). Oftentimes this will be a monthly block of hours which can be used to add features or make code improvements. This is also helpful for certain consumer facing products which require a greater frequency of updates.

Our Approach


1

Discuss the goal
We start by sitting down with you to discuss the goal. “What are you trying to accomplish with this software?” We use this meeting to define the business goals, use cases, and share ideas.

2

Plan and propose
The next step is for us to begin writing user stories. A user story is simply a statement about how the user will interact with the software. For example, “As a user, I want to login.” These user stories will often be shared back and forth until we are confident on a clear path forward. It may also be helpful to provide wireframes or sketches of the app during this phase. MichiganLabs will take the user stories to provide a proposal.

3

Design
Once a project is approved, the design process begins. The goal of this phase is to create a world-class experience for the end user. The designs are created with the user in mind and may involve input from “real people” and future users. The design process provides another milestone to affirm goals and define scope.

4

Development
At MichiganLabs, we are a fan of best practices. Agile development is a best practice and aligns well with our core value to “be good stewards”. The process involves incremental growth of the product with feedback and input from you. We test the product to ensure it meets our high quality standards at each step of the process.

5

Launch
We help to get your product to market. Whether that is on Apple’s App Store®, Google’s PlayStore™, or somewhere else. The objective is to make sure your app is available for your users.

6

Maintain
As your product grows and evolves, we are here to help support you. Maintaining a product may involve keeping it up-to-date with the latest operating system changes or ensuring it works on new devices. We maintain your product through a monthly support agreement. Our commitment is to supporting you and your needs.

We Wear Many Hats


We make apps for iOS, Android, Wearables, Desktop, IoT, and more. At MichiganLabs, our goal is to help you and your team through every phase of the development process. Here are the ways we can help.

Strategic Partner

  • Onsite work sessions
  • Product development
  • Software road-map
  • Path to revenue or ROI
  • Technical requirements

Designer

  • User Interface Design
  • Prototyping
  • Content Development
  • Technology Architecture
  • Deployment strategy

Developer

  • Mobile applications
  • Web backend systems
  • Responsive Web
  • Internet of Things
  • Integrations
  • Embedded systems

Quality Control

  • Cross-platform testing
  • User interface testing
  • Code reviews
  • New OS testing

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