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The Value of Creating a Software Prototype

At the start of a software development project, risk is high and rooted in uncertainty. No matter the project, the company, or the level of expertise of the folks we're talking with - there are always lots of unanswered questions.

  • What business value will this create?
  • Are we building the right thing?
  • Are we solving the right problems?
  • Will it be easy to use?
  • Will end-users actually use it?
  • How will it behave on different devices?
  • What will it cost?
  • Can I get "buy-in" from investors?

More often than not, various parties involved aren’t yet aligned around a singular vision — or worse, they assume alignment that isn’t actually there. This is why prototyping is always the first phase in Envative's software development life cycle process. It is also why we offer Prototyping as a stand alone service. 

What You'll Gain Through Prototyping:

  • Hi-def and interactive representation of your app idea to get buy-in from key stakeholders or investors.
  • Clear understanding of user types and their unique requirements.
  • A visual representation of the product with associated user workflows.
  • Prioritization of features for establishing Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
  • Appropriate definition of functionality to establish a realistic budget estimate for development.
  • An accurate budget estimate based on specs identitied through the process.
  • Elimination of budget "overages" for rework due to ambiguous feature expectations.

Have a project you’d like to get prototyped? Call us now at (585) 324-0473. If we're unavailable to answer your call, please leave a message. You will get a prompt reply!

Why Choose Envative to Prototype your Application?

  • We have decades of software development experience and a highly talented design team.
  • We are extremely consultative and very easy to work with.
  • We offer prototyping as a stand-alone service. This means that you have no obligation to proceed with Envative for production development. The prototype is yours to keep.
Special Savings Benefit:  If you decide to continue with Envative as your development partner, you will receive a credit to your account equal to the cost of the Prototype.This is typically a value of $10,000 - $15,000.

Ready to Get Started?

Call us now at (585) 324-0473 or fill out the request form to schedule a consultation.

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Note that we are happy to sign a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) prior to prototyping.

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Our process is what sets us apart. Our team has spent decades refining our project lifecycle phases to the point where we’re able to deliver the best solution—on time and within budget—every time. It’s a sprint-based, agile approach that eliminates the development risks that are so abundant in the industry. It’s also a process that puts you in control of your project’s success.

Check out the details and you’ll see all the benefits of our process, including:

  • Knowledge continuity
  • Architectural governance
  • Technical risk mitigation
  • Flexibility to adapt to change


  • Currently averaging 54 new projects per year
  • 82% of our work is repeat business from clients
  • 74% of new business is a result of referrals from our happy clients
  • Happy staff - 90% employee retention
  • We have developed 250 websites and portals
  • More than 50% of our product delivery is mobile apps and IoT
  • 100 years of combined web software development experience
  • 52 years of combined mobile app development experience
  • 38 years of combined UI/UX design experience