We’re More Than Great Coders.

jācapps is an award-winning mobile strategy and development company focused on creating native mobile applications with continuity across all devices. To understand who we really are is to understand what makes us different. Unlike many of our competitors, we’re more than just brilliant coders, but rather a team of problem-solvers working in unison to make your app a success.

Meet Our Team

Our versatile developers work alongside marketers and strategists in a second-floor office space that’s as open as it is collaborative. Instead of outsourcing projects around the world, every development, client service declaration, and solution produced is done right here in Metro Detroit.

Interested in joining our team? Check out our open positions ›

Jeff Arcel
Senior Web Application Developer

I’m a pinball wizard.

Eric Carter
Mobile Developer

I once was an amateur skateboarder.

Dante Ciullo
Senior Mobile Developer

I once wrote, directed, filmed and edited a television commercial that aired in several markets across the U.S.

Kate Coyle-Levy
VP, Software Development

I have a double major in Computer Science and English Literature.

Erin Detavernier
Marketing Assistant

I love the outdoors. I started camping with my family when I was 6 months old!

Chelsea DuFour
Delivery Lead

I accidentally released a South American Porcupine from its enclosure in the zoo.

Fred Jacobs

I started Jacobs Media from my kitchen table.

Paul Jacobs

I am the biggest Detroit Tiger fan in the world.

Bob Kernen
Chief Operating Officer

I won a 1993 Daytime Emmy award for writing 'Lamb Chop’s Play-Along.'

Christina Lee
Delivery Lead

I’m a master legilimens with expert level knowledge of everything Harry Potter.

Ben Levy
Director, Software Architecture

I’ve been part of the team representing the Great Lakes Curling Association at U.S. Club Nationals five times.

Jody Messinger
VP, Operations

I must have the heat and AC set to even numbers in my car. Don’t ask.

Lisa Riker
Business Manager

I've been with jacapps/Jacobs Media for 20 years.

Matt Shepard
Mobile Developer

I have run 7 marathons and currently moonlight as a personal trainer when I'm not developing applications.

Kyle Strait
Mobile Developer

I helped make an app and website for the Flint water crisis, a collaboration between Google/UM-Ann Arbor/UM-Flint.

Nathan Turner
Director, Product Development

I was once in a Belle Tire commercial.

Marty Watson
Business Development Manager

I am a dessert nut.

Melissa Webster
Lead Mobile Developer

I can sing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in French (including the part where she speaks it backwards).

Sari Zalesin
Director, Business Development

I made national history as the first female public address announcer in the NHL for the Dallas Stars.


Our History

10+ Years
1,200+ Apps


Few companies can say they’ve specialized in their field from the very start. jācapps is an exception.
Just 100 days after the App Store opened, so did we. And now we’ve cemented our status as one of the premier mobile app development companies in Michigan.

Along the way we’ve earned some pretty cool recognition:

DiSciTech Award
Winner of the DiSciTech Business of Digital, Science & Technology

Crain's Award
Crain’s Detroit Second Largest App Developer

DiSciTech Award
Winner of the DiSciTech Business of Digital, Science & Technology

Crain's Award
Crain’s Detroit Second Largest App Developer

Michigan 50
50 Small Businesses in Michigan to Watch

Michigan's Economic Bright Spots Award
Winner of Michigan’s Economic Bright Spots Award

Michigan's Economic Bright Spots Award
Winner of Michigan’s Economic Bright Spots Award

Clutch Awards
Winner of Top Detroit App, iPhone, Android, & Web Developers

Upcoming Events

We’re always happy to share our expertise. Here’s a few places we’ll be appearing soon.
Want to see where we’ve been & what we’ve been talking about? Take a look at our resources ›

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