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from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shane A.
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Craig is awesome and so easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Benjamin W.
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I give Michigan Website Developers and their team a 5 star rating and thumbs up for a terrific job they did on my web project. Other companies I went to didnt grasp my concept and were unable to do what I thought was a fairly straight forward script code writing part of the development. I realize that developers have different programming languages that they write code in, and I was willing to allow the developers to make that choice on their own. Even at that level, other firms were unable to grasp the concept and make the online software do what is was conceived to do. However, when I went with Kevin Shick at Michigan Website Developers , he understood my company goals along with the concept. I knew he understood because he produced a project summary document that nailed it. Him and his team that were assigned to my project asked the right questions, and posted messages that were all in sync with the concept that I have been trying to explain to other development firms for over a year. Now I am using this product as a main part of my business model. It has increased productivity with the efficient tasks that it performs. I was also able to easily train my staff on the use of this new software platform, and it has become a daily part of our business operations. I cant say enough about how pleased I am with the results that Michigan Website Developers has produced for me.

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    Joh W.
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    Super professional, easy to work with, and extremely fair priced. They developed my website very quickly and were able to repair my work laptop that was full of viruses.

    • 11 years in business

    Wow Me Web Designs, Inc. is the leading company in authentic website development, graphic design, mobile app design, print media, and marketing. The company has packages that will make your business a success. We have a unique and certified design team with experience in developing high quality sites and marketing strategies. Our goal is to ensure your online success, and to deliver a product which will improve your business growth and exposure with custom designs that are pleasing to the eye and the pocket.


    We design and craft websites and web applications that are on any medium you need, as custom as you need, and at the size you need, no more, no less. So whether you need a small site to advertise your business, or a large-scale application that supports thousands of users on the web and mobile devices, we can build exactly what you're looking for. We work with you through every step of the project, delivering something you'll be proud to call your own.


    Gravity Works Design & Development creates custom solutions: graphic design, websites, and mobile applications, with detail-focused designs and leading-edge development practices. Our experts tailor consistent identity systems according to your audience and your goals. Gravity Works strengthens brands and bottom lines by improving the lives of people using technology. We turn “I have an idea” into “you should see this” for small businesses, national franchises, statewide agencies, local nonprofits, and international NGOs. Join the conversation, and ask Gravity Works how to use today's technology to reach your goals.


    We are a small business. We offer web and mobile design and development. We have decades of expertise in the industry and commercial software development.

    • 23 years in business

    We make it easy for you to turn your project around quickly and with the highest quality. Unlike many firms, Logic employs in-house experts for each step of the software development life cycle: graphic designers, user experience analysts, business analysts, consultants, project managers, programmers, integration and database developers, quality control engineers, and deployment specialists. With every project we uphold a core set of values that include exceptional communication, documentation, and tools. Our process is designed so you are able to say, “I knew all the details, the pros and cons of the various options, and I was able to make educated decisions. I was in control the whole time.”

    • 17 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    Website design and development, with the option for self-managed content management systems (e.g. WordPress). Web hosting is available on co-located servers, housed at an Online Technologies facility in in Ann Arbor or through cloud services with Azure or Amazon. 14+ years of experience in custom web software development with database and Google Maps interaction. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) management training for simple do-it-yourself upkeep. Social media campaign assistance and in-depth analytics reporting.

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    How do I find a good app developer?

    A good app developer can help you if your company wants to build a new mobile app for customers but you don’t have an IT or development team on staff. First, decide whether you want an app made for the iPhone or Android phones or both, then start your search by finding an app developer with expertise in your chosen platform. Ask for samples of their work, such as code samples, that can be tested on open source repository sites like GitLab and GitHub. You can also interview firms that specialize in mobile app development for small companies or startups; they should be able to offer examples of different types of apps they’ve built, and are likely to have expertise in a range of technologies and platforms. Before you sign a contract, make sure to ask prospective app developers these questions:

    • What other apps have you developed? Make sure the apps in their portfolio reflect the type of work you want to have done for your company. It’s especially helpful if they understand your industry.
    • What technology and development services do you offer? Ideally, an app developer will conduct a business analysis, develop the app, perform quality testing and make sure the launch is successful.

    Will you maintain the app after it’s launched? Releasing an app is only the beginning. You’ll need someone to maintain it too, releasing updates and fixing bugs.

    Who builds apps?

    Apps are usually built by software developers who specialize in mobile software. They may be experts in just one mobile software development language or know several, and may have expertise in front-end or back-end web development. No matter what kind of phone or tablet you carry, there are hundreds of apps for it — and new ones seem to be added to the app stores every day. Before you hire an app developer, it’s important to have specific goals for your app and a clear idea of its purpose. When your company is ready to build an app, you can hire a freelance app developer or work with an app development company that can also support the app after it’s launched. It’s important to know whether you’ll need the developer to provide ongoing maintenance and support or if your internal IT team can maintain it after its launch.

    How much does it cost to hire an app developer?

    Software development is a serious investment for any company, costing thousands of dollars for even basic apps. It’s tough to estimate costs because there are so many variables to each project: user requirements, feature set, complexity, size, etc. Mobile apps can cost from $20,000 to more than $100,000, depending on what you need the app to do. The average national cost of an app developer is $237.50 per hour, but prices vary widely depending on location, type of app, features, and much, much more.

    To get a sense of what hiring an app developer might cost, decide first what kind of software you need. In general, app developers charge hourly fees based on the language they’ll use to code the software. Freelancers cost less than large software development firms, typically charging an average of:

    • Basic C development: $75-$150 per hour.
    • Front-end web development: $50-$75 per hour.
    • Back-end web development: $75-$150 per hour.
    • API development: $75-$150 per hour.
    • Desktop app development: $30-$100 per hour.
    • Mobile app development: $30-$150 per hour.

    Larger software vendors charge much more, often as much as $300 to $400 per hour.


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