Brewing pure secure code.

Award-winning custom software development products and business automation. Black tea added to water makes it special, transformation on-target with a performance boost!

Elite teams building security-first apps

Microsoft & open-source for 16+ years

As a trusted software development partner

Services we offer

Custom Software Development

Mobile Development

From small business to enterprise, we build mobile apps to solve problems at scale in a mobile world.

Web Development

We create memorable and efficient web applications that get the job done with little fuss.

Cloud Development

We have been using the cloud in our apps to save clients money since the beginning.

Secure Coding

Our devlopment process ensures security in the design, development, and implementation.

Agile Prototyping

Agile development and prototyping enables you to see your business vision without wasting time or money.

Threat Modeling

Modeling and analysis keep you safe, detecting vulnerabilities with modern threat information and methods.

UI/UX Software Design

With a deep relationship to design, we understand useable and functional are different things – and you need both.

DevOps Consulting

This is the way. Delivering fast with high quality software products is how we enable you to thrive in business.

Virtual Development

We are your virtual software department, working nearly 24 hrs/day in the USA and Central Europe.

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

What languages do you specialize in?

The short answer is:  we are fluent in most languages in technologies, as we specialize in building software. You might notice our website is mostly free of technical jargon. This is deliberate. Our clients typically want us to solve a problem so they can concentrate on their business. Talking about specific technologies and skill sets is like decorating a house before building it. Usually if someone requests a specific skill in a software or web developer, they have already self-diagnosed their problem and need a staffing agency or a pair of hands on a keyboard to direct. This may be what is best for your company right now - but our deep experience and a brief conversation might help a little more.

How are you able to affordably produce high quality?

Our company was born in the aftermath of the dotcom recession of 2001, when only the die-hard techs kept going. Also, you can have quality without security... but not security without quality. We started nimble and agile with a quality focus, boostrapped with little overhead... and we've kept it that way with zero outside investors. We have two offices, but they are not mandatory - we were a virtual company from the beginning. For the first 12 years we did business only by word-of-mouth, without sales or marketing. This means we have no bloat in our pricing that larger agencies charge you. In fact, if you go with a large agency, there is a good chance we may be doing the work anyway!

How do we know if custom software is the right choice?

Until you clarify what success means to your business, any road will get you where you are going... to disappointment. Never pursue a murky goal. Making custom software development a critical part of your business means making sure you’re informed and have a plan. A key step is learning when to allow a partner to handle these responsibilities for you. When you find a partner that knows how to plan for success, and demonstrates they know how to measure it, that is a good sign. They should help you make informed business decisions. A partner should prove they care about your needs, by asking more questions about your business and goals than you ever imagined.

How do you price a project or service?

We have many different models, so you can choose what is best for your business. For hourly-rate projects, we can manage our engineers, or you can (outstaffing). For estimated projects, most agencies will give you a big number, trying to sign the project without discussing all the details. Then they hope the number was big enough to cover the cost of the details when they get the project. We prefer to do an exploratory Agile Prototype first, then the actual project afterward - so we have a more accurate result for all. However, we can work with your business to focus on speed, budget, and quality in a way that makes sense.

How do we avoid making a classic mistake with our project?

Before you get started you need to accept that the responsibility of caring for your own software is a critical part of ownership. Some companies think that after they release their custom software, they can put it in their corporate toolbox like a hammer and ignore it - and they budget accordingly. Software is like a living plant, it needs ongoing maintenance and updates. This is to keep to free of bugs as the environment changes, and secure from infections. Problems arise when managers think they can develop software and forget about it

How should we evaluate a software development partner?

Start small. This is another reason for Agile Protoyping your solution first. A wise decision is to invest a small amount in exploring what you plan to build before you commit to investing a large sum in actually building it. You will have a defined specification that you can take anywhere to get a confident estimate, without committing to a long build. Does your partner do what they say they were going to do, when they said they would do it? This is a cornerstone for integrity, and a helpful signal for a good partner. During your initial engagement look for a combination of reliability, transparency, passion, sensitivity to your security needs, and technical competence.

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Modern Software Development

Safe & Secure

Our first client commissioned dozens of State and Federally regulated apps in the early 2000’s, when the government mandate was “the highest available security to everything.” As a team of reliable and passionate partners, we built and expanded with our mutual success. Security is now baked-in to the DNA of everything we do, assured through ongoing compliance audits for nearly two decades.

Modern and connected software development

Modern & Connected

Modern appilcations should be made only with the technology that solves the business problem. This is why the “new normal” is to have many technologies and coding languages playing well together in a unified architecture and design. Your software development project should be no different. Modern technlogies lend power as needed, on demand.

Cloud & Mobile

Custom software development is easily scalable and portable. As businesses grow, a software development partner can easily modify solutions to meet the changing needs. Since its made and managed for you, you have full control and can add defenses as things change. Off-the-shelf solutions can be purchased by anyone for examination – which is why they are a favorite target for hackers.

Not Sure If Custom Software Development Is Right for You?

Tired of partners that don’t understand your business or have your best interests in mind? Hoping to build software for your company, and not your company around software limitations? Not interested in accepting the risks of figuring things out on your own? Dissatisfied with off-the-shelf software and wish it did a little more?

If you have any of these frustrations, contact us today.

Pricing

Agile Prototyping

Are you wanting to explore a great idea, but worried it will cost too much or won’t really work? A protoype is a comprehensive plan and clear model of the future.

What They’re Saying

Customer Testimonials

I recently worked with Black Tea Software on a top-secret emergency project over the Christmas holidays that needed to be ready for the wrap-party for an Emmy award winning comedy show. There was never a question of what was expected or when. We all delivered on time and on budget, with as little stress as possible!

Crystal Behrends

Video Creative Director, Triad

My busy website was under constant attack and often taken offline. Black Tea Software came in, quickly got to business and got the site fit and running. I am more than pleased with the entire transaction.

Michael Yon

War Correspondent, michaelyon-online.com

Multiple consultancies were unable to provide us what we needed, until we worked with Black Tea Software. They didn’t just guess, I felt like they understood our business process and verified our needs. I highly recommend them and they are the only company I will use for custom software development.

Eric Gerard

Co-Founder & President, EGerard Creatives, Inc.

I am happy to say that I have been working with Black Tea Software for over 5 years. My background is in marketing and technology and I must say that working with someone who cares about my business and is a true partner is a rare and welcome occurrence.Black Tea Software listens to my needs and suggestions and then gives me the best possible solution to meeting my goals. They are smart, strategic and efficient in all areas of the technology business, from defining the specifications, through project management and on to final deliverables. Their work always meets and usually exceeds my expectations.Black Tea Software provides true value for their fees. I highly recommend them.

Celeste Kolanko

Managing Director, PCM Scientific

I have been working with Black Tea Software for over 7 years. I rely on them for expert advice and guidance and have turned to them on numerous occasions to develop new tech-based marketing programs. Their in-depth analysis and ability to define and deliver project requirements is first rate, and I can count on them to outline the best possible path to achieving my goals. From project development, to management, to execution,Black Tea Software is smart, informed, and conscientious, and their work always exceeds my expectations. I recommend them very highly.

Jude Bond

Managing Director, Bond Multimedia

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