Everyone needs a “guy” be it a “car guy,” “wine guy,” or “sneaker guy.” We’ve been the go-to app guys for as long as the iOS app store has been a thing. Six months after the store opened, we were there. That was over nine years and close to 200 iPhone apps ago.
Every five minutes, someone uses an ORA app. We have lent our expertise to one-time startups like Uber and we were one of the first companies in the Midwest to focus solely on iOS application development. Today, ORA consists of 50 digital experts creating custom iOS mobile applications to fit the unique needs of each of our clients.
At ORA, we are united by the desire to push our own limits and impress ourselves. At every crossroads, we ask ourselves a simple question: “What will make the work better?” Our aim is to ensure satisfied users and success for our clients. That’s what our clients look for in a partner.
One of our defining characteristics is our ability to help clients identify their true opportunity — and how best to seize it. We start each project by listening, digging in, and challenging every known assumption. Our business strategists help our clients audit every available avenue and develop a roadmap which ensures they are placing their bets in the best places.
When clients hire ORA, they get a team of experts with decades of combined experience. We’ve successfully launched hundreds of iOS / iPhone app development projects for B2C, B2B, and not-for-profit clients across dozens of industry verticals. As thought-leaders, we are shaping our field through speaking engagements, publications, and active participation. We bring this know-how to every new project.
We take all our experience and reusable code to start every project efficiently on the right foot, sidestepping early pitfalls that trip up others with less expertise. Ultimately, that allows us to spend the bulk of the project timeline working on what can make our client’s iOS mobile app unique, relevant, and bar-setting.
When a client hires ORA, they get ORA, not a “B” team or outside subcontractor with less-qualified talent and skills. From discovery to deployment, clients have access to top-tier talent with specialized skills in their various areas of expertise.
While our roots are in technology and engineering, over the years our capabilities have expanded to meet the needs of our clients. Our end-game is a product that delivers both a great user experience and the client’s measurable goals. From digital strategy to ongoing performance optimization, we ensure all our disciplines are mature, best-in-class and work in an integrated manner.
Everyone that works at ORA has the heart of an inventor. We love to tinker and get into the nitty-gritty of how something works. What it means for our clients is that we design and develop iOS apps with a higher success rate because we understand the hardware and can avoid the pitfalls. But it’s not all about risk-mitigation — it’s about innovation. Our strategists and designers know the constraints of the technology we work with so they are better equipped than most to push the envelope.
We pride ourselves on our ability to assemble the perfect cross-discipline team for each unique client challenge. Since a familiarity with our approach and active daily participation are required, our entire iOS app development team is not only on-shore but in-house. This allows us to ensure proper collaboration, provide almost immediate feedback and versioning, and to more effectively control budgets and timelines.
While our entire organization is technically oriented and savvy, there is no substitute for a specialized engineer in the room. From pitch to delivery, we involve our engineering leads to ensure we are ideating outside-the-box, but not outside the capabilities of the technology. This increases everyone’s understanding, limits risk and saves a lot of time and budget down the line.
If you want something that works well, look no further.
Dan Parsons, CEO DRYV
Work with ORA while they still have availability.
Lindsay Douglass, PonyApp
Their whole team made us feel like we were their only client.
John Wanzung, CEO RadioFX
Their design ability is impressive.
Norm Bilow, MD The Escape Pod