How to Xeo
applying agile and lean startup methods as a strategic development partner
It starts with an idea. That idea blossoms into a product as we discuss how the end customers will interact with it and how it will bring them value. Customer Interviews help refine the critical priorities that the idea needs to solve first and how to pivot toward revenue.
Our favorite clients are experts in their field looking to disrupt that field with new technology. We are experts in technology and are able to build a wide varierty of website or mobile application features. Together we dance to find that right balance.
We typically recommend fixed price engagements split in phases with clear deliverables. Once the scope is agreed and down payment received, we proceed with full requirements and details design document. We manage the project using Trello so updates and status are a glance away.
We have found it more efficient to start with a theme than a photoshop file. Beautiful, modern themes based on Bootstrap themes are plentiful and affordable. Some clients prefer to bring their own design team and wireframes, or we can create them.
Our typical codebase is build on Laravel in PHP and MySQL and hosted on AWS. Our native applications connect to this using a REST API. Which is why sometimes a web first strategy is cheaper for MVP builds. Code is always secured in bitbucket or github and uploaded to a staging server for joint review and feedback.
Throughout the development process, it is a joint partnership to use and feedback on new and revised features. We have found that in our successful projects, the client is typically hands on and provides feedback in 24 hours. Transfer of IP rights occurs after sign off and final payment.
Years of Experience
Decades of development experience across multiple continents
Now a full service Orlando web development agency
Ramy Fanous, CEO, has spent the past several years as a principal in “OnTrackDev” building a series of websites and applications including www.o-meds.com, an Android based medication tracking and reordering platform (eMar) for long-term care facilities. Prior to starting OnTrackDev, Ramy worked twelve years at “Servier” a French multinational pharmaceutical company on several Software implementations around the world. Before that, he worked at “HSBC Bank” and other financial institutions across Europe and has a Staffing & Recruiting practice that sources professionals for healthcare, software and banking interests.
After a 16 year career at Microsoft on a variety of mobile products, Timothy "David" Sharpe, XEO, took his 18 patents and early stage product passion into the consulting world. He worked on the Disney FastPass+ program and moved from Seattle to Orlando to start a full stack freelancing career. Finding his niche as a CTO for startup and early stage companies, he quickly developed a client base too large to code for alone. He has been in Program Management, Development, Testing and Business Development roles and he is excited to put all of that together in a strong development process and change the world one startup at a time.