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InspiringApps designs and builds mobile, web, and custom apps, providing strategic business solutions and immersive experiences. Our mission guides us to transform ideas into reality. Yes, we build web and mobile apps, but what we offer is something above and beyond that. What we offer is inspiration.

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InspiringApps is an award-winning mobile and web app design and development company based in Boulder, Austin, Portland, Orlando, and beyond. We help clients bring ideas to life through custom apps for phones, tablets, wearables, and other smart devices.

At InspiringApps, our expert designers and developers create amazing solutions for some of the largest brands in the world. And our team is the not-so-hidden treasure behind the success of our work.

We’re inspired by the world around us. You can find us at the intersection of art and technology, professionalism and creativity, embracing experience, and seeking innovation. We are passionate about our craft and united in our desire to build products that make a real difference. By applying our talents, abilities, and empathetic approach to app development and design, we break down barriers and help make it a little easier to live our best lives.

We create strong partnerships with inspired companies, helping companies to positively impact their employees, customers, and communities. InspiringApps’ clients say we aren’t like vendors; we feel like part of their internal teams.

We believe our strong company culture fosters loyalty, creativity, and motivation. We are selective in our hiring and have gathered a diverse and accomplished group, deep with app design and development experts. And about half our team has worked together for at least five years, providing a cohesion that’s unusual in the software industry. Today, our virtual and established team enables us to passionately dig into projects alongside our clients.

Boulder, CO

Founded

200+ Apps

Mobile & Web

15 years

In Business

Inspired Employees Make InspiringApps

We've created an ecosystem with our employees that prioritizes a great company culture, value-driven work, and a healthy work-life balance. The results are felt far beyond our InspiringApps employees and community, and that's because—

Inspired Employees Make InspiringApps.

—And we'd love to make yours.

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Mobile Industry

5 Colorado Nonprofits Using Mobile Apps To Further Causes

Our world as we know it is constantly bombarded with stimuli. It’s difficult to discern the meaningful from the mundane. With so many apps on the market, we took a closer look to find you the best Colorado nonprofit initiatives. These apps highlight innovative social change merging with evolving technology trends. At InspiringApps, we’re deeply committed to making a difference. It’s not simply a concept. Inspiration is infused in every app we create, in every interaction we encounter, and through the causes we’re committed to: Environmental Justice & Sustainability Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Diversity & Inclusion Mental Health Support for First Responders & Frontline Workers Health & Wellness Education Our company was founded in 2007 in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado—where our passion for developing apps has evolved, and our commitment to inspiring our clients is our ongoing inspiration. This article will share our five favorite Colorado nonprofits making big waves in the nonprofit sector. Apps for Environmental Change 1. Take-a-Hike App Being intentional about how you interact with the environment can make all the difference in your local community. Take-a-Hike app is a soon-to-be-released audio-guided hiking app that guides you through nature trails in Boulder, Colorado. Not only does Take-a-Hike guide you through tumultuous hiking terrain, but this mobile app also gives you guidance on preserving and supporting the wetlands, forests, and mountains while enjoying the beauty of Colorado’s outdoors.  InspiringApps is honored to partner with the Boulder Watershed Collective and aid in their vital cause of watershed restoration.  This app is coming soon to the App Store and to Google Play. 2. Eco-Cycle App Technology that fosters sustainability makes for a cleaner, healthier planet. Boulder County has released an app to help educate the community about which materials can be recycled. The app helps identify whether an item is recyclable, compostable, or reusable and where to deposit the item. You can download the Eco-Cycle app on the App Store and on Google Play. Apps for First Responders & Front-Line Workers  3. ThoughtFarmer Access to knowledge and resources empowers and unites employees. Frontline workers are the backbone of modern civilization, and yet, they often lack educational resources and remain uninformed about important company news. According to Tribe, 83% of frontline workers don’t have an email address. Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA), a public transit agency in Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado, found an innovative solution to equip and empower their workers: ThoughtFarmer. ThoughtFarmer is an app that provides RFTA with an intranet to engage employees and equip them with invaluable resources for their job. You can download ThoughtFarmer on the App Store and on Google Play. 4. Smart911 Plan ahead so that the police and first responders can get to you quickly in an emergency. Smart911 helps you do just that—plan smart. You can create a free safety profile for your household to give the police important information you want 911 and first responders to have in the case of an emergency.  Boulder County created this initiative to provide emergency responders with vital information so that they can help you in the best way possible.  From mental health considerations to an aggressive pet, Smart911 allows you to save time and be proactive about your safety. You can download the free Smart911 on the App Store and on Google Play. Apps for Humanitarian Aid  5. FlexRide App The amount of pain and loss the Colorado fires have inflicted is unparalleled. The FlexRide app brings assistance to those who need it most.   Wildfires have wreaked havoc across Colorado. In 2021, many locals lost their homes to the fires. The Regional Transportation District (RTD) provided rides free of charge to any Marshall Fire victims, which can be accessed through the FlexRide app. FlexRide is a curb-to-curb service for Broomfield residents and visitors. FlexRide helps transport you throughout the neighborhood or connect you with other RTD transportation services. You can download the FlexRide app on the App Store and on Google Play. Concluding Thoughts There you have it; those are our top picks for Colorado nonprofit innovation and inspiration. We hope you enjoyed diving into the ever-so-evolving world of nonprofit + technology. Our team constantly evaluates the latest apps and trends to uncover the best ones.  Going mobile takes a nonprofit’s mission and makes it accessible to all. At InspiringApps, we craft inspiring custom software solutions that impact our clients, communities, and businesses.

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App Development

Top 8 Reasons To Build a Mobile App in 2023

Mobile apps are the way of the future. Even more than that, they are changing the way we explore our world. Through apps, we feel connected to a global community of users, and we can tap into resources that might not be available to us otherwise. Although they were first popularized in 2007, today’s mobile apps have become more than just entertainment providers. Mobile apps have become invaluable tools for business owners and innovative entrepreneurs, enabling them to: Leverage big data Increase productivity Generate revenue Streamline business processes Advance emerging technologies Boost customer engagement and satisfaction Make an impact There are numerous benefits to having an app for your business and some great reasons customers will love to download your new app. The InspiringApps app development team shares the top eight reasons to build a mobile app in 2023. Get Ahead of Your Competitors In today’s competitive market, a mobile app gives your business a significant edge above the rest. Not only does it cater to the needs of your target audience, but it also strengthens your brand image and recognition. Perhaps your competitors don’t offer apps yet, or maybe you can create unique features in your app that competitors don’t have. App development offers endless possibilities to make your brand stand out from others. With a single app, you can develop your unique brand voice and credibility in the market. Run Your Business More Efficiently There’s a lot to get done to keep businesses running smoothly, and B2B apps can offer a variety of efficiencies. You can use internal-facing, custom B2B apps to optimize your business processes—for example, internal corporate procedures, employee communication, or workflow automation. Mobile app developers customize apps to match your company’s unique systems, processes, tools, and functions. Custom app development can incorporate complex data systems, making it effortless to manage high-volume data and perform numerous functions all in one app. The right app can help eliminate redundant work and tasks, so you can focus on more important things like developing new products or improving existing ones, making it easier to achieve better outcomes for your business. Generate Revenue Wondering how to make your business more successful? Put it on mobile. The app industry has accrued billions of dollars in the last decade. According to a Business of Apps data report, Android and iOS app revenue amounted to $133 billion in 2021—a 19% (year-on-year) increase from 2020. People everywhere use their mobile devices (smartphones or tablets) more than home computers. The convenience of mobile apps makes it easier for customers to find, purchase, and retrieve your products and services on demand. Not only will your ongoing customers be privy to the app, but chances are that many others will learn about your business, significantly boosting your sales. We collaborated with Artifact Uprising to craft an award-winning app that sends photos from phone to print in a matter of minutes. In only its second year, the app generated 16% of the company’s revenue—an exceptional return on investment. The Artifact Uprising mobile app is a case study of software development success. Solve a Problem Intuitive companies can anticipate their customers’ needs and provide the right tools to overcome common challenges. Our app developers thrive on solving problems, assisting the end user, and providing intelligent digital solutions for our clients. Mobile apps can simplify complexities and provide innovative solutions to meet each customer’s needs. For instance, Fidelity National Financial, an InspiringApps client, recognized a big problem of compromised security during real-estate transactions. There were large amounts of money put at risk during the transactions. To solve this problem, we created inHere, a transformative fintech app that streamlines these processes and keeps it all secure. Apply Business Intelligence You can get actionable data insights from your customers to better serve them through mobile apps. Big data has been a hot topic in the tech industry, and for good reason. Integrated with AI and analytics, big data keeps your business one step ahead and significantly smarter.  Consider Spark Your Channel, a powerful marketing platform created in collaboration with InspiringApps. The app enables prominent technology vendors to arm their channel partners with tools to manage marketing campaigns with automated personalized content, analytics, and modern prospecting best practices. Using business intelligence and analytics, Spark Your Channel created more engagement and higher customer conversion rates. Enable Digital Interactions Apps can be companions to physical entities, increasing user engagement and enjoyment. Often, the mobile app serves as the pipeline between gathering the data and processing it online. Fitbit is an excellent example of enabling digital interactions through app development—the app is a part of the fitness experience and helps track and gather valuable data. Enabling digital interactions involves anticipating user touchpoints and meeting their needs across multiple devices or channels. Mobile apps that own their user’s digital experience in an end-to-end fashion will find loyal customers that keep on coming back. Innovate Staying up to date with emerging technology trends is essential for business growth and success. It also helps build brand recognition and loyalty when users trust you’re ahead of the curve. The next brilliant innovation may be just around the corner, and when you can see ahead, the results can be out of this world. Our latest project with Lockheed Martin, the Explore Orion app, is an excellent example of app innovation. With the Artemis missions, Orion will take humanity back to the Moon—and the Explore Orion app lets users hop on board. The app’s content-rich user interface shows how Lockheed Martin’s historical brand legacy continues to surge to the brink of space. Make an Impact Mobile apps can inspire remarkable change in how we interact with the world. They can improve people’s quality of life and create interconnected communities from the inside out.  Making an impact isn’t limited to social change. Apps can transform financial futures, help keep us healthy, improve mindfulness, and connect us to the resources we need—from ride-sharing to education. One of the most rewarding aspects of app development is the ripple effect a mobile app can have. For example, with the Cancer Exercise app, we helped craft customized exercises for cancer survivors to improve their quality of life. The Cancer Exercise app is the first mobile exercise app for iOS designed explicitly for cancer survivors of all ages, regardless of their level of physical condition, types and stages of cancer, and types of treatment—and even those who have won the fight and find themselves years beyond treatment. Apps like these profoundly impact and inspire our team, clients, communities, and the world at large. What’s Next on the Horizon Mobile application development is a rapidly evolving field that’s still going strong after years of evolution. The top reasons to develop a mobile app also reveal the benefits your app can offer: Improving customer satisfaction Expanding your customer base Solving a problem Generating revenue Standing out from the competition Applying business intelligence  Evolving with emerging technological trends Making an impact to benefit others Inspiration is an aha moment—a flickering idea that takes hold and grows into an instrument of change. An experienced app developer can help to guide your mobile app project from ideation over the horizon. Making an innovative app with impact is within reach. There’s never been a better time to bring your mobile app idea to life, and InspiringApps offers the services you need to succeed now and into the future.

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Client Projects

Apps We Admire: Explore Orion

In this series of Apps We Admire, InspiringApps announces our latest project: the Explore Orion app. Inspiration is what we do—after all, “inspiring” is in our name. When our employees are inspired to do their best work, our entire company feels the impact. And when the projects we build inspire our clients, the results are out of this world. Hop Along Artemis on a Mission That’s Out of This World With the Artemis missions, Orion will take humanity back to the Moon—and the Explore Orion app lets users hop on board. Designed for deep space by Lockheed Martin, NASA’s Orion is the only spacecraft than can safely carry astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit and into the depths of space. In the free Explore Orion mobile app developed by InspiringApps with Lockheed Martin, users can explore the Artemis I mission and watch behind-the-scenes content about the Orion spacecraft and the mission. Users can also interact with Callisto, the exciting new technology that delivers messages into outer space. Explore Orion App Features  The Explore Orion app is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play. App features include: A 3D model viewer of the Orion spacecraft. Callisto integration enabling users to send messages to Orion during its Artemis I flight to the Moon. Interesting factoids about the Orion spacecraft and the Artemis missions. Interactive trivia to test users’ knowledge about Orion. An interactive timeline showcasing Orion’s development and the Artemis I mission milestones with relevant events and information. A video library of content related to Orion and Artemis.  “Ask Lockheed Martin,” through which users can send their questions to the Lockheed Martin team.  Callisto: Send Messages to the Moon & Beyond One of the payloads flying on the Artemis I mission is Callisto—a unique system powered by AI, voice, and video conferencing technology. Callisto, a partnership between Lockheed Martin, Amazon, and Cisco, is space-grade technology that provides a virtual connection to people and information back on Earth. That means Orion carries the first virtual astronaut: Amazon’s Alexa.  Sending a message to outer space is just within reach. Anyone can send a personal message to Callisto on the Lockheed Martin website or through the Explore Orion app.  Ready for Launch What does the future hold for space-grade technology? The InspiringApps team is honored to help build the tech tools to help get us there. We’re eager to blaze the path for launching emerging technology. We’re working with the leading pioneers in this world and beyond. Wherever the future is moving, we invite you to join us.

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Inspired where we are

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Working with the right people makes all the difference.

Local partners

While many app development companies utilize off-shore resources, we don’t outsource any part of our projects. This enables us to quickly build trust and truly collaborate with our clients, as we immerse ourselves in understanding what you desire to accomplish.

Bright minds

We are selective in our hiring and have gathered a diverse and accomplished group, deep with app design and development experts. We strive for excellence in our craft and value team players who are passionate about building great products.

Cohesive team

About half our team has worked together for at least five years, providing a cohesion that’s unusual in the software industry. We even like each other enough to play together — from weekly lunches to frequent outings, we enjoy sharing life.

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Our culture is one of our most valuable assets. Fifteen years ago, we set out to create a safe, open environment for employees to grow and thrive. We committed to hiring a diverse staff that represented and embraced our core values and we listened to them. Year after year, our work pays off with an official Great Places to Work ® Certification™ validated by our fabulous team.

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Our Rebrand Story

In early 2021, we set out to capture the aesthetics and vibrancy of InspiringApps with a purposeful design—a long-standing process for clients we finally incorporated into our brand. The new design brings the essence of InspiringApps together: mountains from the company’s headquarters, coding symbols representing our development work, and our “IA” initials— all part of our commitment to inspiring our clients. InspiringApps is anchored to best practices and inspired by new trends; we’re an inclusive group of employees who care deeply about what we do and are dedicated to bringing solutions to customers. The new logo reflects all of this and so much more.

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Passionate. Determined. Crazy talented, yet humble. All words that describe the mix of people that make up the team at InspiringApps. If they describe you as well, join us and get paid to do something you love. Check out our current career opportunities.
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