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Plausible Labs

Plausible Labs consists of developers that care deeply about user experience, and designers that truly understand our target platforms.

Our members have worked on nearly every type of software: servers, operating systems, graphics pipelines, audio processing. You name it, one of us has probably done it. This gives us the ability to support all aspects of your project, from firmware development to web services.

If you are curious how our software co-op is organized, you can take a peek at our bylaws on our website http://www.plausible.coop.

Located: 
New York, San Francisco
Founded: 
2008
Worker-owners: 
(4)
Landon Fuller, Terri Kramer, Mike Ash, Rebecca Bratburd

At-Hand Apps

At-Hand Apps is a startup creating and marketing products in the mobile software space that make differences in domains of life. The initial suite of apps is a series of GPS-based travel guides marketed under the brand At-Hand Guides. They support localization and reduced energy use in leisure activities by helping visitors and locals discovering and experiencing nearby resources that they did not know about or thought were much further away. The guides feature all original content and have been the highest user rated guides for the core New England area.

Mobile travel guides complement the traditional paper guide book and web site investments which are designed to generate a decision to visit a destination with a plan.

Located: 
Newton, MA
Founded: 
2009
Worker-owners: 
(5)
Robert Gray, Mark Granoff, Jim Burrows, Janet Egan, Karl Puder

Brierwood Design Co-operative

Brierwood Design Co-operative is a boutique iOS and Android mobile development shop based in Ottawa, ON. Founded in 2008, Brierwood has built more than 60 apps for clients all over North America. Brierwood employs a small team of highly-experienced software developers who work closely with clients to exceed expectations while building relationships based on partnership and trust. Brierwood services include user experience (UX) design, software development, user interface (UI) design, quality assurance (QA), web services, and project management.

Located: 
Ottawa, Ontario
Founded: 
2008
Worker-owners: 
(5)
Reid van Melle, Shawn Hyam, Josh Svatek, Greg Cameron, Steven Thompson

Sassafras Tech Collective

We are a growing worker-owned technology cooperative specializing in web & mobile applications for social justice orgs, non-profits, academics, artists, and others. Bringing years of expertise from industry, academia, and social justice organizing, we understand the values that are embedded in code and design. We work with our clients to elicit intended values to make beautiful, appropriate, and easy to use technologies. Our work has been featured in numerous academic publications and has had extensive media coverage.
As our logo reflects, we are based in Michigan helping to bring life back into our home.

Located: 
Ann Arbor, MI
Founded: 
2013
Worker-owners: 
(5)
Jill Dimond, Thomas Smyth, Adam Konner, Elizabeth Mitchell, Anonymous