Profile

We build web-based software applications that are custom tailored for each client.

We work closely with our clients to understand their businesses, and develop an idea into a live, functioning software on the web.

Developing an online product from scratch is difficult. At rykorp, we’ve had over a decade of experience in taking an idea from its inception to its completion on-time and on-budget.

Today, software development processes have matured into repeatable, proven models. These nimble development models give projects an opportunity to continuously accept feedback throughout the development cycle. Ideas are rarely concrete: why should your project be? As your idea morphs, our development model will easily adjust the project with course corrections.

We have a very talented and diverse team, which is strategically distributed across geographic regions, which means your project is moving forward 24 hours a day. The sun never sets on your project - at every hour of the day, rykorp is working for you.

Featured Works

  • CCMfit.com screenshot

    Carolina Capital Markets provides a bevy of services to money managers looking to trade in the secondary fixed-income markets. To support its trading desk, they have developed a world-class platform of proprietary database of corporate, agency, and asset-backed bonds. rykorp was brought in to cloud-enable this enabling with the bond calculator offering. This bond calculator not only provided clients with real-time access to CCM's bond database, it provided financial libraries to calculate yields against Treasury curves. As the product has grown in popularity amongst its clients, rykorp is now developing the next generation of fixed-income tools to support Carolina Capital Markets' product needs.

  • Tabulas.com screenshot

    Tabulas is a highly popular social networking site in the Philippines with full journaling, photo and link sharing capabilities. It has reached over 200K members organically, and continues to be a product that is wildly loved by its loyal fanbase. rykorp conceptualized the product, designed and implemented the full product end-to-end.

    To date, rykorp continues to develop the featureset of Tabulas to provide its users with the best-of-breed blogging features.

  • songz.co screenshot

    Songz.co aims to become the premier destination for mobile social objects like ringtones and wallpapers. rykorp underwent a competitive analysis of the existing players in the market, provided a project overview, and is currently undergoing the development of this product with an expected launch in April 2011.

  • newmindedu.com screenshot

    New Mind Education assists Chinese international students in being placed at US universities. rykorp has been working on the digital aspects of their business - providing tools to bridge the gaps between their China-based sales team and the US-based operations team.

Process

Our methodology can be summarized as agile, distributed, and open.

Agile

One reality of software development: software is never completed. There are always more improvements to make, and adaptations that must be made to pivot to the ever-changing needs of the market. Traditionally, governments and enterprises utilized the waterfall model of development, which captured all requirements up-front. This rigid heavy model works well with larger projects with many moving parts, but is ill-equipped for smaller projects due to its up-front costs.

We adopt a more light-weight model of development called Agile development, which is defined by:

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Client collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Responding to change over following a plan

With Agile, you will get shorter iterations of software development cycles, which allows you to see works-in-progress more regularly. These shorter iterations allow you to be more involved with feedback, and to adjust the project as your needs adapt.

Distributed

The rykorp team is distributed across the globe: North America, Europe, and Asia. Unlike other outsourced firms, we don’t churn out low-quality code: the training and experience of our distributed team is equivalent to senior software engineers in the States.

With our distributed team, progress on your project will be made around the clock. Where one team member signs off, another one signs on. This continual development minimizes distractions between team members without sacrificing the flexibility of our Agile development method.

Open

The growth of the open-source movement has yielded huge time and cost savings in development. In the early days of software development, developers were required to build their own tools: they had to make their own hammers in order to build tool sheds. But this has changed. Open source projects like WordPress have taken decades of man years and provided this software, free of charge, for modification and deployment. Projects that in the past could have cost $100,000 and took months to complete can now be done at a fraction of cost and time.

At rykorp, we always examine open source toolsets available for every project for your benefit. Instead of the costs associated with building everything from scratch, we take as many proven and suitable off-the-shelf components as possible and focus on creating a rich user experience around these components. This is better for you and your end-users.

About

rykorp was launched in 2011 by Roy Kim with the goal of transforming the way small businesses build software.

Roy has been heavily involved in the development of web-based products, both in the consumer and enterprise software spaces. He was previously the VP of Engineering at MindTouch where he was intimately involved with the growth of the product and engineering teams. Under Roy's leadership, the MindTouch product evolved from a small open source project into a wildly successful commercial business, with over 20 million users worldwide and a customer list that includes Microsoft, Intel, NASA, Autodesk, Intuit, PayPal, and HTC. He brings his deep technical and operational expertise into organizations to build transformative software.

Mailing Address
rykorp, llc.
1007 5th Ave Unit 402
San Diego, CA 92101
Email
roy@rykorp.com