Red Foundry Recognized as a 2019 Top Chicago Developer

By on April 3, 2019 | Press Release | No Comments

At Red Foundry, we are a mobile and web application design and development consulting firm. Utilizing our mobile-optimized methodology, we create world-class mobile and web applications through a native and hybrid approach on iOS and Android platforms in order to help drive success for entrepreneurs and established corporations. We help companies with a variety of development and design features that can enhance the customer experience, improve business operations and transform business models.  


clutchLogoWe are very excited to announce that we have been recognized as a Top Mobile App Development Firm in Chicago for 2019.  “On behalf of the Red Foundry team, I’m honored to be included in the 2019 Clutch Leaders in Mobile Application Development.  We value feedback from our clients and strive to deliver an outstanding result and experience with each project. Their positive feedback leading to this award is very much appreciated.” – Rich Linden, Partner, Red Foundry   

  We are also very proud to have been featured in the Top 5 mobile app development companies in Chicago by The Manifest – a business news and how-to website that compiles and analyzes practical business wisdom for innovators, entrepreneurs, and small and mid-market businesses.

We look forward to continued success in 2019 and we would like to thank Clutch for awarding us such an honorable distinction. Our philosophy at Red Foundry is to create beautiful, unique, intuitive, and relevant mobile apps and mobile responsible websites, and that any company (regardless of size) should always leverage their opportunities to benefit from delivering a mobile experience to their stakeholders.  Every day we tackle the tough challenges that businesses face when going mobile, and we love it.


Red Foundry Announces Renewal of i.c.stars Sponsorship Agreement

By on January 26, 2019 | Press Release | No Comments


The annual agreement provides financial sponsorship and community engagement to Chicago and Milwaukee through the funding of events, volunteering on Board and Advisory committees, and the technical mentoring of i.c.stars students.

January 24, 2019 – Red Foundry, a leading provider of mobile product design, development and digital innovation services in the Chicago area, today announced the renewal of a   sponsorship agreement with i.c.stars.  For over 19 years,  i.c.stars has been developing future IT and community leaders through their innovative and intensive project-based training programs designed to develop the business and technical skills of program participants.

“We are honored to have worked closely with i.c.stars over many years, and excited to build on that relationship by reaffirming our commitment to i.c.stars and renewing our sponsorship. We are also excited to apply our commitment to IT community engagement through the hiring of i.c.stars graduates. We look forward to contributing to their ongoing national expansion and assisting with the delivery of their mission to talented IT professionals,” commented Rich Linden, Red Foundry Partner.

About Red Foundry:

Red Foundry is a mobile application design and development consulting firm. Founded in 2009, and led by seasoned business and technology executives, we help our clients “Mobilize Their Business” by creating award-winning native and cross-platform mobile applications for the iOS and Android platforms. Utilizing our mobile optimized methodology, we partner with entrepreneurs and early stage startups to launch their mobile-enabled business, and we work with established corporations to build mobile products that support their digital transformation.  For more information, visit, or call 888.406.1099.

About i.c.stars:

Formed in 1999, Inner-City Computer Stars Foundation (i.c.stars) is a national technology workforce training and placement program that prepares young adults for technology careers and community leadership. Using project-based learning and full-immersion teaching, i.c.stars has trained more than 500 individuals and places 90 percent of qualified graduates in jobs. Participants see their annual earnings increase by an average of 300 percent as a result of the program. In addition to Chicago, i.c.stars has affiliates in Columbus, Ohio, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More at  

How to Prepare Your Application for a Stellar Launch

By on August 14, 2018 | Mobile App Development | No Comments

Designers man drawing website ux app development. User experience concept.The Uber you know now was not built in a day. The family of apps that enable easy ridesharing, food delivery, and even matching transportation carriers with shippers started as a simple app for people in San Francisco to request black car service using their phone. How did a sharing economy app grow to provide such diverse services on a near global scale? By establishing a focused product vision and business strategy from the outset. A clear business strategy coupled with a solid application architecture enables businesses to establish a loyal user base, monetize their application, direct their investments, and scale their vision in the future. To better guide your process, here are some of the considerations to keep in mind during the discovery and design phases of your mobile application.
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Native App, Cross Platform App, or Mobile Responsive Website?

By on July 18, 2018 | Mobile App Development | No Comments

Unless you get a glimpse behind the scenes, it’s easy to assume mobile apps are all developed the same way. However, there are many different approaches, technologies, and techniques that can be used to build an app. In fact, the three main types – native apps, cross platform apps, and mobile responsive websites – all sport their own advantages and disadvantages. What’s important is determining early in the discovery and design phase which app development approach is right for your goals. Here’s our quick and easy guide to the pros and cons of each development type. Read More