WHAT MAKES US TICK

Helping ambitious companies use mobile for business growth

WHAT WE BELIEVE IN

Candid discussions. Challenging your opinions. Keeping it simple.

Being candid

There's no time to be vague. Or to tip-toe around each other. Or to hold back ideas because they're "not finished yet". The best products are built by experts working together, sharing ideas and saying what they really think. That's why we invite all our clients to work with us in our offices, and why we actively encourage rapport building and candid conversations.

Design empathy

It's easy to forget that every digital product exists to solve problems for real people and, most importantly, your business. Getting this right requires teams to have empathy and understanding. That's why we take time to talk, research and explore. It means we can walk in the shoes of the people on all sides of the solution in order to create something that really works.

The simplest thing

When launching a digital product we believe in working quickly and creating small increments of a solution. Then getting regular feedback. This reduces budget risk, gets you to market faster and creates a positive feedback loop to accelerate learning. Projects must be sustainable, so we work with clients to plan projects in such a way to gain and then keep momentum.

 
WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT

Here's what to expect when working with Pocketworks

An accomplished product team

The modern software solution reaches people wherever they are. At their desks, on their mobile phones, or even when glancing at their smart-watch or connected device in the home. When you work with Pocketworks, you're working with a team that knows how to advise, design and deliver for these essential technologies.

Design for outcomes

People engage with software that is elegant and easy to understand. But to be successful, businesses also need software that gets peoples attention and keeps them coming back. Since the 1950's, design-thinking has slowly changed how software is built. We follow these practices of sketching, prototyping and testing until it "just works".

Project Management

Project management best practices

We practice "agile project management". This means we believe that you can only manage what you can see, and trust is gained by regularly showing tangible progress. We have seen positive effects on those doing the work and the businesses needing results. That's why you'll receive clear status reports and working software every two weeks.

HAPPENING AT POCKETWORKS
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THE TEAM

Software experts sharing their experience to create success for our clients

Tobin Harris

Founder

Having 20 years experience in software product development, Tobin been a consultant at Wells Fargo Bank, British Telecom and the NHS. He’s the creator of yUML.me, a software product used by Intel, eBay, Microsoft and Bose Labs. Tobin authored a book about a popular Microsoft .NET technology.

 

Ian Howatt

Chairman

Ian, a highly experienced Chief Executive, is a Vistage Chairman in Yorkshire. Most of his career has been in the IT sector where he held board positions in the UK, USA and Europe. As a CEO, he has run companies with turnovers ranging in size from £1m to £40m.

Ian Howatt
Chairman
Dave Taylor
Scrum Master
Anna Scandella
Digital Product Designer
Douglas Notman
Mobile Designer
Lee Sommerville
Production Manager
Sam Jermy
Mobile Strategy
Radek Stasiak
Developer
Joe Lunn
Mobile Developer
Ed Addley
Developer
Dan Taylor
Quality Assurance
Matej Képeš
Web & Android Developer