2016 Recap: Noble Applications

2016 was a great year for Noble Applications, and as we do every year, we want to express our gratitude to our team, customers, partners, and the local business community. We turned 4 years old in September, we moved our offices to 44 East Mifflin in October, and we recently launched our new website. We are pleased and proud to report that we continued on our growth path as our revenue increased by 26% over 2015. This provided us the opportunity to grow our team and show our appreciation for making us what we are today.

The growing core of our business continues to be providing our design and development talent to established enterprises with new mobile strategies. As we say, “You know your business. We build your apps.” We added 13 new customer partnerships to this core in 2016.

For the annual Capital Entrepreneurs recap, we like to take the opportunity to show our appreciation to local customer partners, so this year, we’re sending a special shout-out of appreciation to…

i3 Product Development: We have a special partnership with i3PD that allows us both to bring truly innovative products to the world, that are created right here in Madison. They are our engineering partner, and we are their mobile app partner, and we have collaborated on several products during the course of the year – fitness and medical wearables integrated to app platforms, integrating agricultural machinery to app platforms, and several more Internet of Things projects. We have many more on the docket for 2017.
Original Wisconsin Ducks: Going to the Dells to ride the Ducks and take the boat tours is a family tradition. We built them a platform with integrated e-commerce, box office apps, and dispatch apps, so everyone can put their focus on having fun and enjoying the scenery.
Strive Orthopedics: this is the first and only platform for remote orthopedic care, and you will definitely be hearing more about them in the year to come.

We will always be grateful to the Madison business community, and would like to thank the amazing teams at Urban Land Interests, Baker Tilly, Capital Entrepreneurs, and the local treasure that is Gail Selk.

We get to work with incredible people that have amazing ideas and we are all very grateful that our customers and team give us the opportunity to push boundaries and bring real innovation to the world.

Stay tuned to our website, where you can keep track of the new apps and platforms that are built for the world, right here in Madison.

2015 Recap: Noble Applications

noble-applications-logoNoble Applications is a local bootstrap startup that turned 3 years old in September. We are pleased and proud to report that we have significantly grown each year, and our model of continuously investing in upgrading our design and development talent really started showing returns in year 3, a year in which we hired 3 new employees. Having our team and processes in place led to the following financial highlights for 2015:

  • 15% revenue increase over 2014
  • 425% profit increase over 2014
  • 100% customer satisfaction and all invoices paid within 60 days
  • As always, $0 of debt

The growing core of our business continues to be providing our design and development talent to established enterprises with new mobile strategies. We added 8 new customer partnerships to this core in 2015.

For the annual Capital Entrepreneurs list, however, we like to highlight a couple startup partners that we helped bring new products to the world. We were the product-company-for-hire partners for these new and exciting companies that launched in 2015:

We want to express our gratitude to our team and our customer partners. We get to work with incredible people with amazing ideas and we are all very grateful that our customers give us the opportunity to push boundaries and bring real innovation to the mobile ecosystem.

For 2016, we are signed on to help bring mobile innovation to the following industries:

  • Tourism
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture and Dairy
  • Employee Benefits
  • Sports Coaching and Player Development
  • Manufacturing

Stay tuned to our website (we’ll have a new one in February), where you can keep track of the new apps and platforms that are built for the world, right here in Madison.

2014 Recap: Noble Applications

noble-applications-logo2014 Capital Entrepreneurs Recap Series: This is Day 1 of our multi-day series of posts from Capital Entrepreneurs companies highlighting their year in review.

First up: Noble Applications.

At Noble Applications, our exciting second full year was highlighted by:

  • Doubling our revenue over year 1
  • Adding staff and adjusting processes to ensure that we maintain our 100% success rate
  • Having great customers that give us the opportunity to challenge the standards for design and function in the mobile and web application ecosystems with each release

As hired guns, we measure success by profitably executing every project and having every customer be reference-worthy after successful release. For over two years now, we have achieved a 100% success rate on those metrics. We are very proud of that, and grateful to our staff and our customers.

Here are a couple of the entrepreneurial customers that we helped release new products to the market this year:

The foundation of our business is built with established enterprises, but we like to highlight entrepreneurial endeavors that bring new products to the world for the annual CE list. Plus, these tend to be the most creative and fun projects, that allow us to push what is possible.

For the next year, we look forward to challenging the standards for design with the new Apple and Android products and operating systems. We have 3 new health/medical platform releases coming in Q1 to get the new year started, and we are already signed on to release 8 new platforms in 2015. Stay tuned to our website to learn more about platforms and apps that are built for the world, right here in Madison.

2013 Recap: Noble Applications

noble-applications-logoAt Noble Applications, we exceeded our expectations for our first full year in business. We are officially bootstrapped, and have been able to turn our focus to responsibly managing rapid growth.

Besides exceeding our sales and financial goals for 2013, as a bootstrap startup, we are very proud that we were able to add 5 high-paying technology jobs to the community, growing from 3 employees to 8 employees, while sticking to our tenet of hiring only top talent. We have become a premium design house on top of being a premium development house through our hires. A significant growth vertical has been discovered – providing rapid prototyping services for startups, which gives them the ability to have demo-able prototypes within a defined 3-week process.

Here are a couple of our most noteworthy product accomplishments:
We re-architected and rebuilt the server infrastructure and administrative and customer web interfaces for OrdrIT, a startup company that allows fans to order concessions from their seats at sporting events. We also rebuilt their native apps for iOS and android, and developed a new, integrated, eHawking app, which provides their customers the ability to bring traditional VIP wait service to their entire venue.

We developed some really cool iOS and Android apps for Acoustica. They provide a premium digital audio workstation called Mixcraft, for which our apps turn smart phones into remote controls. We developed a new product, 312Go, which delivers an audio tour of the city of Chicago through a uniquely beautiful and functional user interface.

There are a bunch of other startup and enterprise projects that we completed, and we are currently working on a handful of pre-public-knowledge-game changers that we will be able to talk about a year from now. Keep posted and feel free to stop by to check us out!