Independent Design & Technology studio working with organizations revitalizing urban communities.

Build smarter cities with thoughtful design and technology

We build apps and custom technology whose ethos lies in building better cities for tomorrow.

Working with businesses, startups, and other civic-minded organizations, we design and develop software improving the ways in which cities are built and how people interact with their community.

Our capability set is broad. We're experts in all aspects of product design: strategy, interface design, and full-stack development. This expansive capability set allows us to quickly go from idea to solution, solving abstract problems by creating tangible digital products.

Our services are complete. We guide early planning and roadmap strategy, and help you set course for the continued growth of your product. We walk clients through our collaborative design and development process and after the product has launched, stay a committed partner, helping with digital marketing and traction generation.

You have an idea that can help build smarter and more connected cities. We can help turn your idea into a working digital tool that makes an impact within your industry and community.

  • Product Strategy & Planning
  • User Research
  • Interface Design & Development
  • Full-Stack Web Development
  • iOS (iPhone & iPad) Development
  • Database Architecture
  • Traction & Digital Marketing
Custom Platforms
Custom Platforms 2
Created with Sketch. Our experience with Authentic has been one of the best relationships I've had in over 50 years of previous partnerships. Pat Dawe, Founder, Greenhouse GO


Who the platform targets and why the platform targets them is deeply important in understanding the best course of action for targeting the platform in the real world. Who should see this product and why? When should we begin informing them about its availability? Will there be a beta phase for testing? We know where to begin building your platform.


Without a strong dose of education a platform’s purpose can be missed by its core audience. While communities, businesses, and build partners seek helpful tools, clearly communicating with them is key. Knowing why a group needs the platform and how it will help them only further elevates the product in the end.


The launch of a platform is an incredible feeling! But in order to ensure its success we must begin thinking about testing, feedback loops, and ongoing iteration. Listening to the product’s users is likely the #1 key in finding success long term. Further inspiring that communication with your users and making ongoing improvements will create a healthy pace for future growth.


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