Not all of Detroit's mobile app expertise calls downtown Detroit home. Grit Design has quietly made a home for its growing staff in the Elevator Building on Detroit's Riverfront.
The 3-year-old mobile app company has hired nine people over the last year, expanding its staff to 15 people. The growth has come from the firm creating custom mobile apps and websites for businesses.
Even though Grit Design
remains committed to its existing customer base for custom-built apps, it is now turning down more similar work so it can concentrate on building its own software and mobile apps. For instance, the company is working on creating it's own pre-packaged software that will allow users to build their own mobile apps.
"We want to really focus on our product line," says Andrea Livingston, co-founder of Grit Design
. "We think we can create something revolutionary with this."
The end game is for the company to create its own global offering of mobile software technology created in Detroit. Livingston expects her firm to hit that point within the next year.
"We think we have finally hit that breakthrough point," Livingston says.
Source: Andrea Livingston, co-founder of Grit Design
Writer: Jon Zemke