For Shift, process is imperative.
This process is Agile.

Agile development is our methodology. It is an approach: to plan adaptively and engineer iteratively. It is also a belief: that agile is unparalleled in its ability to power creative craft, collaboration, and considered user experiences.

Agile development supports a knowledge share between our people and partners. Software is specialized and fast-changing; cutting-edge technologies, and the challenges we solve, are complex. An agile process demystifies what our developers do. This improves how we engineer, but it also provides our partners with a deep understanding of the digital experiences they own, empowering people to evaluate and influence their business in new ways.

The collaboration and iteration agile facilitates supports new findings, changing priorities, and surfaces complexities critical to meeting business goals and improving audience experiences. We nimbly put these discoveries into action, refining products to perfections. Small teams work together closely, comprising a diverse mastery of skills. Because the products we create are bespoke, the processes we follow are too.

We don't adhere to a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we build the most engaging, intuitive, and impactful experiences for the audiences our clients serve.

Our Process

Re­search &
discovery

Without preconceived notions or a predetermined tech stack, we let research determine the smartest technical approach for each client and digital product. Technical discovery gives our team a deep understanding of every business ambition and product objective, ensuring that the technology we build is driven by insight.

Plann­ing
&
technical
strategy

Findings from discovery are distilled into technical strategy. The product is now defined by specific technologies, an agile process, and our creative approach—a strategic foundation—for how we will work together to bring users a thoughtful, tailored, and scalable digital product.

Agile develop-
ment

Agile development is the method by which we build. It is an approach: to plan adaptively and engineer iteratively. It is also a belief: that agile is unparalleled in its ability to power creative craft, collaboration, and considered user experiences.

Launch&
iteration

We’re unique in our desire and ability to serve clients long after product launch. We build long-term relationships, providing ongoing maintenance post-launch at clients’ chosen pace. From refining design, to extending features, to planning new functionality, we understand the importance of evaluating and iterating on live products used by real people.

Technologies

Front-end

  • React.js

  • Responsive Development

  • HTML / CSS / Javascript

Back-end

  • Ruby on Rails

  • Node.js

  • TypeScript

  • Python

Mobile

  • React Native

  • Cordova

  • iOS

  • Android

Global

  • Prototyping

  • API Design/Development

  • Cloud-based Computing

  • Content Management Systems

  • E-Commerce Systems