We Make Web and Mobile Apps

We design and build software that stands the test of time, specializing in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Clojure, and Ionic.

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What We Do

We’ll take your business to the next level. Here’s how:

  • Application Development

    We build elegant, powerful software that drives business and gets results.

  • UX/UI Design

    We make applications look great and feel effortless on screens big and small.

  • Mobile

    Whether through a native app or responsive design, we find the best way to bring your product to the mobile audience

List of Services
  • Ruby

    From low-level Ruby workers to Service-Oriented Ruby on Rails clustered applications, we've been slinging Ruby since our beginnings.

  • JavaScript MVC

    We specialize in Ember, Angular, Backbone and React for fast client-side applications.

  • Front End Development

    Semantic HTML and modular, reusable, maintainable CSS ensures your app can scale on the client side.

  • Functional Programming

    We love software built in functional languages, including Clojure and Haskell.

  • Responsive Design

    Everything we build looks fantastic on myriad screen sizes and orientations.

  • iOS

    Our design and development capabilities mix well when it comes to the iOS platform, where we excel at creating unique, usable apps.

  • Interface Design

    Our designers work closely with our developers to build intuitive, user-friendly and elegant interfaces.

  • User Experience Design

    Rapid prototyping, wireframes, user flows, user interviews and usability testing are integral to our process.

  • Graphic Design and Illustration

    Bendyworks’ designers craft client-focused illustration, packaging and identity design.

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OUR APPROACH

The way we approach projects at Bendyworks can be summed up in a single word: flexibility. Our entire process revolves around staying nimble and adaptable to your needs.

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We talk with you. A lot.

Agile course correction requires constant feedback, and we keep our lines of communication clear and free for our clients. Bendyworks believes in daily, efficient contact in a way that works for you. Which means you’ll never be left wondering how the project is coming along.

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We don't do fixed bids.

Because we charge by time and materials, you can change the scope of your project in a natural way as it evolves. Need new features? Need to stop a project and start it up again later? No need to rework a contract, Bendyworks will adjust to your needs on the fly.

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We work in pairs.

Two brains are better than one, especially when it comes to coding and design. We adhere to the agile principle of pair programming to improve the accuracy, elegance, and development time of the software we write for you. With constant code review, superior project navigation, and instant bug detection, there really is no better way to develop software.

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We use BDD and TDD.

When it comes time to fully flesh out your project, we take the traditional development path and turn it on its head. How? By using Test Driven Development and Behavior Driven Development, which both dramatically speed up the development time and improve the accuracy of a project.

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We use the right tools.

At Bendyworks we believe you should use a hammer when you need a hammer, and a wrench when you need a wrench. From Ruby on Rails to Cocoa Touch, we’re equipped and skilled with the most effective development and design tools the digital world has to offer. We won’t ever use the wrong solution to the problem just because “we know this particular technology.”

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We have an integrated team.

There are a lot of bright brains under our company’s roof, and they’re all great at something different. Which means our skill set isn’t just deep, but quite wide as well. From planning to UX and design to development on nearly any platform, we can take your product from back-of-the-napkin idea to execution.

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Our Work

Want to see how we put all these ideas into practice? Browse the case studies below to get a feel for what we've done.

Bendyworks doesn’t just build features and squash bugs. They come to us with different ideas on how to solve tricky problems and advise us on which way to go. Their consulting expertise and agile project management have helped us rebrand Moz and drive the new Moz Analytics through the alpha and beta versions and beyond.

Anthony Skinner, CTO at Moz


Bendyworks was instrumental in helping us realize our vision for the next stage of our business. Bringing meaningful design insight and a high-velocity, responsible development process, Bendyworks has been a true partner in the relaunch of our site. The team was able to develop a solution that has significantly improved many aspects of our business: we now have a more efficient publishing workflow, a better user experience and more stable infrastructure.

Shanley Kane, CEO at Feminist Technology Collective, Editor at Model View Culture

Our Team

Want to know who’s crafting your code or polishing your UI? Meet your Bendyworkers right here. We have a talented and tightly integrated team, and we’re happy to show them off.

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    Steve has been building software quality and value since 1992. This has lead him to Ruby, Rails, Behavior Driven Development, Extreme Programming, software craftsmanship, mentoring and teaching.

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    Stephen Anderson

    COO
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    An ace developer with more than 10 years experience, Andrew has expert level skills in Ruby on Rails, Express.js, HTML5, and CSS. Andrew used to have a life before he had a baby and would love to show you some photos. Lots of photos.

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    Developer
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    With a background in eLearning and immersive learning, Valerie has expertise in JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, and C#. When she manages to separate herself from a computer screen, she can be found cooking various cuisines, crafting, or dreaming up another DIY project.

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    Valerie Burzynski

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    An inventor at heart, Ryan is usually working on new inventions such as dry erase spray paint or iBeacon capture the flag. Ryan can easily be bribed with pho soup or sushi and would be disappointed if he didn’t get into space at least once in his lifetime.

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    Ryan Corbin

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    When he isn’t spending his waking hours running Bendyworks, Brad is either hacking on open source or playing ultimate Frisbee. And in proper Wisconsin tradition, he has a weak spot for aged cheddar and a good oatmeal stout.

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    Brad Grzesiak

    CEO
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    Although not a gamer, Pearl delights in writing clean, sturdy code. When not at work, she likes to run, play fetch with her doberman, and sip rye whiskey on the rocks.

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    By day, Peter slings Clojure and JavaScript code. At night, he enjoys board gaming, reading horror and sci-fi novels, teaching fellow programmers, and newcomers to the field via ClojureBridge.

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    Peter Schuck

    Developer
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    When he’s not poking at some new idea for a project, Will can be found biking around town, geocaching, pretending to be a Friendly AI researcher or repeatedly turning his cat’s ears inside out.

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    Will Strinz

    Developer
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    An experienced developer, start-up founder, and international speaker, Abraham Williams brings a broad range of skills to Bendyworks. A top 1% contributor at Stack Overflow and an active member of Google Developer Groups, Abraham has been recognized by Google as a Developer Expert for his ability to identify technology problems and provide quality solutions in the community.

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    Abraham Williams

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Contact Us

Awesome ideas need that first step to become reality. Contact us, and we'll take you the rest of the way.

  • Bendyworks, Inc

    106 East Doty Street, Suite 200
    Madison, WI 53703
  • PHONE: (877) 640-2913

It all starts with your idea

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