We’re engineers. What we build stands on solid ground and proven principles. We’ve garnered expertise through academia and years in the field. We’re pioneers in the technologies we use and we contribute to Open Source.
We’re designers. People love to look at and interact with our products. We design them to be fun to use. We’ve worked at famous agencies, we graduated from top universities. We create, teach and publish – we live and breathe design.
We’re consultants. We bring our experience to the table and we’re not afraid of thinking in a different way. We’re entrepreneurs and investors. We’ve seen businesses start, grow, fail and thrive. We have an opinion.
We’re glad. May we introduce ourselves? Click the Launch Button to get to know our Launchers.
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times the phone rings per day (average)
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Meet the Launchers, a team of passionate and diverse engineers, designers and consultants.
How did it all begin, what drives us and what’s up with the name?
Do you have what it takes to be a Launcher? Have you worked on your own or elsewhere and want to do something big?
Maybe you've noticed that there aren't many companies to provide both great visual design and technology expertise.
At Launch, we literally bridge the gap: engineers, designers and consultants work hand in hand to build great products. We don't just do projects, we ENCODELC.
We have been around for a while, most of us have been working on the Web for more than 15 years. So, naturally we have some opinions about certain things and they have a large influence on how we work.
For instance, even though we know how to write precise and complete requirements analysis documents and software specifications, we prefer not to do it. Depending on the project, the time that is often spent on requirements largely exceeds that being needed to create a very realistic prototype. This will not only help the entire team to think of things that nobody thought of before. It also enables us to validate an idea with real users and get very valuable first hand feedback.
We also believe that fixed price projects would be unfair to our clients and we think that either of the choices you’d get in a free pitch would be largely inferior to what you’ll receive for paid work.
We’d like you to know why we do things our way. Why not take a moment and read a little further.
Ruby on Rails applications for the global player
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The Swiss army knife for project management
Kick it off!
Eine scharfe Type
All about the ß.
Design made in Germany Yes, please!
Coworking is when freelancers, students, and web workers share a common place to work.
For one entire day, LAUNCH/CO will be hosting an eye-opening and maybe mind-blowing workshop around Vim, the editor that can only be loved or hated, organized by Drew Neil, author of vimcasts.org.
t3n is the leading German magazine about Web 2.0, Web 2.0, Social Media, E-Business and Open Source. Nadine wrote the editorial for issue no. 25 about how design and success are connected.
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We at Launch are firm believers in open source technology. We use free and open source software like Ruby on Rails on a daily basis and actively contribute to several open source projects.