We build products using modern startup principles.

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Smart software development for startups and growing companies.

We work with trusted developers to help companies build valuable products. We're experienced founders ourselves, so we know the mistakes founders and companies can make when building products and outsourcing work. We'll do our best to make sure you don't make them.

Make good upfront decisions

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Work with us to specify your product vision, key benefit, and features to set the scope and budget for the project.

Build important features first

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Experienced developers and our transparent process will ensure you pay for what you need as you need it.

Customer discovery based development

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Continue developing your product as you learn more from how your customers use it.

Web and Mobile Application Development

We can take your product development from ideation and concept right through to a testable prototype product.

We can also deliver a polished end-user version either from scratch or from updating an existing product.

Our preference is to guide clients through the ideation to concept to prototype phases to efficiently test their product market fit. This way we can have confidence that we are building something users want and will pay for.

We develop both web and mobile applications.

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Team

Lead Developer
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Our software development team is lead by Nelson Shaw. Nelson has over 8 years of experience in programming and custom app development for startup and enterprise clients.

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Business Development
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Business development is lead by Natalie Robinson, Founder of Mum's Garage. Natalie has over 4 year experience working with startups in the early stages of development.

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Work with us

Let us know about your project and we'll get back to you with how we can help.

Product Development Resources

Three startup founders talking about the product development process

By Natalie Robinson | February 12, 2018

The Product Development Process Product development is a journey with the ongoing objective of making the most valuable product for your users. It’s important that you continue to make good decisions along the journey to achieve product-market fit. ‘Product-market fit‘ means you’ve found the right combination of variables to create a product that fits what […]

Building the first version of your product (MVP)

Cut your product development costs in half and build a better product

By Natalie Robinson | February 11, 2018

It’s common for people who are starting their first business to spend too much time and money building the first version of their product. This leaves them with little room to change the product, which will inevitably happen once they get it into the hands of customers. The first version of your product should be […]

How to do Market Validation

By Natalie Robinson | December 22, 2017

Market validation is a process to help turn your idea into something that people want and will pay for. Validating your idea significantly increases your chance of success and makes the process of starting a whole lot easier! Here’s our Mum’s Garage take on market validation, why it’s important, and some straightforward tips on how to […]