Rocket is a full-service product agency with experience in all aspects of product design and development. Whether you need product strategy, elegant UI design, hard-core app development, or help with launch and growth, Rocket will help you build the right product for your customers.
We can help execute on the big questions:
How do we ensure product/market fit with an app that is beautiful and easy-to-use?
Should we go hybrid or native and what platforms/features should we support on launch?
How do we know if our current product is the wrong approach or just under-performing?
Maybe you dream of building a rocket to send into orbit, or more likely, a killer mobile app for your customers. We’ll work with you to take all your great ideas and turn them into a focused, goal-oriented product strategy that we can execute on successfully together. We can help you with the following challenges:
We'll help you define the right product for your customers and work with you to create a reasonable, achievable product roadmap.
We'll test your existing app or a new app concept with Design Sprints to ensure that your concept is understood and valuable in a real, existing market.
We'll help you understand the opportunities and constraints with specific technologies that you currently use or are considering for use.
We'll help you identify the right team to put in place to design, build, and support your next product.
Our team of senior designers all have extensive experience designing useful and usable products. They can create a new UI from scratch or redesign the UI of an existing product. We test our designs with real users to ensure they are easy and a pleasure to use.
We learned design sprints from the Google Ventures Design Team (who originated the Design Sprint) so we understand their power (and limitations!). We often start projects with design sprints to quickly clarify focus and direction and give you an answer to the question "Is this product idea worth pursuing further?". The output of a design sprint is a validated concept or idea you can then use for further exploration or demoing to colleagues, investors, or other stakeholders. Read why we kick off new product initiatives with sprints.
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a prototype is worth 100,000. We build prototypes throughout the design process at Rocket...we feel that product teams make much better decisions with a prototype to look at, interact with, and test. Early in the design process we build prototypes illustrating the structure and flow of apps and as a project progresses we increase the fidelity toward the final screen design.
We design beautiful and usable interfaces across a range of platforms and technologies. We work with you to make sure that our designs follow your branding direction and then we create the simplest possible interface that ensures success for your users. We simplify at the same time that we add useful features...which is the entire trick of good design!
If you have an existing web or mobile app that needs a UI refresh, or an existing app that is under-performing, we can redesign it. We'll work with you to audit the current app and any relevant competitors and then redesign it without throwing out what is already working. We'll end up designing a new application that is beautiful, easy-to-use, and actually works for your business.
Our team has extensive experience building world-class software applications. We can either become your product team or integrate seamlessly into your existing product team to help you build a world-class Android, iOS, or Web application.
We build both iOS and Android native applications with a focus on stability, speed, and elegance that consistently receive five star App Store reviews. We can work as an independent product team or integrated into your existing team.
We build web applications using the latest technologies such as React, Redux, and MobX. In general, however, we are technology-agnostic and also have senior leadership in Ruby on Rails and Node technologies. We can work as an independent product team or integrated into your existing team.
We have gotten in early building Alexa Skills and have delivered some of the more sophisticated skills to date. We are also an Amazon Alexa Skills partner and work closely with the Amazon team to make compelling and easy-to-use skills. Read some our thoughts here: 7 Secrets to Designing Alexa Skills.
We can provide highly skilled, senior product developers for both web and mobile application development.
As product guys, we understand that launching your product is only the beginning. We’ll ensure your deployment goes smoothly and your team is well set up to own your app post-launch. In addition, we have extensive Customer Success experience and can help ensure you have the right documentation, training & support materials to make your launch a success.
We'll help you have a successful launch and rollout of your product. Whether it be provisioning enough servers to handle the new traffic or working closely with your marketing team on a go-to-market strategy, we will help ensure a smooth and successful release.
Launching your app is only the beginning. Once it's launched, we will help you set up the right metrics to track success and provide design services that are driven by those metrics. We've worked with many of our clients to iterate on sign-up flows, coupon flows, sharing flows, and other paths critical to their business.
We do not just build a product and leave. We know that success requires long-term care so we provide comprehensive post-launch support and maintenance. This could include ongoing improvements to the app or testing to ensure things are running smoothly. Also, when the time comes we'll help you plan how to transition our work back to your in-house team and even help you hire a team that can own the work going forward.