About Us

DevelopmentNow is a full-service, award winning, development agency from Portland, OR. We team up with people and brands who want to think creatively about their digital problems. We focus on intentional and innovative ways to transform your business through mobile, web, and hardware solutions.


In the News

Clutch Identifies Top Digital Agencies, Web Designers, and Mobile App Developers in Portland

Portland Business Journal: Portland development shop expands to Chicago

DirectCapital Blog: How to Increase Profit Margins: 30 Experts Reveal the #1 Way Small Business Owners Can Improve Profits

GeoMarketing: Grocery Stores Can Win Millennials With Mobile Convenience

Portland Business Journal’s Annual Fastest-Growing Private 100 Companies, Ranked

Awards and Honors

Identified as a top Portland app developer in a 2016 report by Clutch.

Scholastic named VisionME, an app DevelopmentNow built for Netop, as one of its latest and greatest education-friendly tech tools of 2015.

#30 on the Portland Business Journal Fastest-Growing Private 100 Companies list in 2015.

#58 on the Portland Business Journal Fastest-Growing Private 100 Companies list in 2014.

x-cite by Alghanim Electronics and DevelopmentNow, one of the first right to left Arabic language apps in Apple’s app store, was the #1 lifestyle app and top 3 overall app after being live for less than 2 months.

What We Do

Whether it’s helping with the discovery phase or UAT for an MVP, we’ve got your end to end development covered. We combine intentional design and strategic implementation to help companies achieve their business goals on product launch day and beyond. Let us bring your product to life.
Our Work

How We Do It


Before we write a single line of code, we work with our clients to develop an action plan, defining and refining goals early in our process.


We review goals and requirements, develop design concepts, and produce documentation to guide the project. This phase ends with all parties understanding timelines and responsibilities, and with a common vision behind the visual and functional aspects of the project.


We consider ourselves true technologists. That means we don’t limit our tech stack or follow the herd. At DevelopmentNow, we use the best tools for the job. We utilize an agile, iterative approach to development, updating our clients as milestones and features are completed. This shortens the overall project cycle and allows for valuable feedback early in the project process.

Quality Assurance / User Acceptance Testing

While some testing occurs during the development cycle, we use a variety of professional testing techniques in our QA cycle, including black box and white box testing, formal ticketing systems, and device testing.


There is nothing more exciting than shipping a new feature or bringing a new product to market. The launch phase is planned at the beginning of the project. We provide contingency planning and hands-on support during the launch phase to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Where We Do It

Lounge at DevNow
You can find us writing code from our cozy headquarters located on the east side of the famous Burnside Bridge in Portland, OR, or from our Chicago branch at the startup collaboration space Platform.

Stop by, or give us a wave as you ride your bike across the Willamette.

Who We Are

We’re a close-knit team of technologists, developers, and strategists who bring diverse skill sets to our projects. Whether we’re collaborating with a pre-launch startup on their MVP or experimenting with new tech in the DevelopmentNow lab, we’re always on the prowl for the next big thing.

Ben Strackany

Ben Strackany

Lisa Slaven

Lisa Slaven

Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown

Allison Rastetter

Allison Rastetter

Mara Connolly

Mara Connolly

Mike Woods

Mike Woods

Scott McMillin

Scott McMillin

James Cliburn

James Cliburn

Pierre Benz

Pierre Benz

Daryl Seaver

Daryl Seaver

Ben Kauffman

Ben Kauffman

Yelena Belikova

Yelena Belikova

Kassidy Douglas

Kassidy Douglas

Adam Leonard

Adam Leonard

David Torbeck

David Torbeck

Nolan Miller

Nolan Miller

Jon Sweeney

Jon Sweeney

Aaron Williamson

Aaron Williamson

What We’re Up To