Contra is a London based

Web Development​ Company

We have been developing powerful web based business applications for over 17 years.

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  • St Martin in the Fields
  • Liquid Capital
  • Ravensbourne
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  • Design Museum
  • University of Cambridge
  • Cadbury
  • RedBull
  • Square Enix

Our Approach to
Bespoke Web Development

Trusted web development

Contra have developed web applications for some of the largest organisations in the world. These companies trust us because of our focus on quality, but also because of our creativity. Our in house team is made up of top developers. As a result, Contra has built software that has been highly effective; saving time and money for our clients.

Full in house web development team

A web application is more than clever code. You need a great user experience too. We have a complete in house team, including experienced architects, UX designers, front end developers and back end developers.
We can ensure that the web application we make for you will be beautiful to look at, easy to use and do the job it was built for really, really well.

Agile web development

We develop applications using the agile methodology. We collaborate with you to discover all of the things your web application needs to do. This ensures that the application meets your business needs. We give you regular demos of progress. Code is tested and reviewed as we go. Overall, this process produces robust feature rich applications.

Web Development Case Study

Contra built the Collective platform using an Agile software approach with Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Unicorn, Nginx and Ubuntu as the technology stack. Contra identified the key user stories, prioritised them and completed them in two-week sprints, with regular demos to Square Enix. This approach meant that Contra could deploy the platform in two phases; the first with a limited amount of projects and functionality and the second with fuller functionality and with public submissions open.

Collective has been well received by industry and fans alike, and the platform has worked well with Square Enix looking to enhance it in the future, based on ideas from the community.
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Our clients love us

“Contra was entrusted with one of our most challenging projects to-date – a user-generated self-publishing platform that enables developers worldwide to access the site’s CMS and submit game pitches;

and then the community to vote for their favourite projects and submit feedback… all of that culminating in a white-label feed from crowdfunding partner Indiegogo.

Sounds complicated? It is – but Contra made it seem like a breeze, and the launch was one of the smoothest we’ve seen. Great service, great ideas and fantastic to work with.” Phil Elliott, Square Enix Collective

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