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About CB1

The CB1 team is based in Miami, FL, but we have team members from around the globe working remotely to develop our clients’ apps.

Our team has decades of experience building high quality and cutting edge software.

  • The first web-based SaaS for small businesses
  • One of the first tabbed web browsers
  • A comprehensive registration system and public portal for booking group cruises
  • Developed the dominant standard today for network printing and scanning based upon XML and used in almost all printing and scanning devices
  • Revamping product APIs and platform management for a major provider of Internet communications for firms like Citibank. Bank of America, WalMart, and thousands of others
  • Compressing a hardware product line in the legal and accounting fields from 25 to 4 devices with in built connectivity

More importantly though, our team is cross disciplined in our expertise and experience. With expertise in marketing, product management, user interface design, user experience and software development we can ensure that your project is strategically focused, developed with the best in technology, and provides a user experience that will improve its chances for success.


Our CEO Brad Nickel has always been on the cutting edge of web and app development while combining his technology expertise with marketing and strategic leadership. For the last 8 years, Brad has been leading, guiding, and advising startups on the development of their apps, the markets they target, fundraising appeals, and just about every aspect of startup businesses. His teams have built dozens of apps for clients and have successfully launched an monetized many more.

Brad takes on a personal role of guiding and planning for every client project we bring on board, so our clients can rest assured that their project is being treated with the utmost urgency and highest levels of professionalism.

App Strategies

Guiding an app where it needs to be is one of our strong suits. While the overall broad strategy may be in place we find taking that strategy to a more granular level helps to make sure the app is right for the market.

Forward Thinking

Everyone on our team is an innovator. Our goal is to always make the apps we build better than expected and so, we are always looking forward to what could be for an app later in its life. When you build the foundation for the future, you have a better chance for success.

Nuts and Bolts

Knowing how to bring all the components of apps and their features together can be a daunting task, but we start from the beginning planning how it will work together and serve the user and let that guide us through every step of development.

User Driven

Every step of our development process has an extreme focus upon the user and their needs (whether they know them or not). Without this approach, your app will be jut a bunch of pieces of functionality that do not unify to create an amazing user experience.

Our Story

Developing software is what we call what we do, but at our core, we are creatives. We love creating software and tools that makes people’s lives better, entertains them, or helps them run their business. The satisfaction gained from creating something people love is second to none.

  • Product Strategy 95% 95%
  • User Interface 93% 93%
  • User Experience 93% 93%
  • App Development 95% 95%
  • Customer Happiness 90% 90%
  • Branding 75% 75%
  • Gene Therapy 5% 5%
  • Tango Instruction 5% 5%
  • Eating 100% 100%
Brad Nickel

Brad Nickel

Founder / Chief User Advocate

Brad has been a software junkie since he was 14 years old and he received his first computer, a PET with cassette deck drives and the ability to make something appear on a screen. Once he understood how it worked, Brad began to take it apart. He went from there and climbed the scale of computers at a rapid pace. To this day, he is the tech support rep for all his friends and family.

He loves nothing more than building software and has architected some amazing inventions over his 2.5 decades of experience.

Brad lives in Miami, FL with his children Amanda and Zachary and his amazing wife Karin.

Christian Herrera

Christian Herrera

Code Wrangler

Christian started off wanting to make movies and then he realized that games are the new movies and so began his journey into the world of coding. He’s honed his skills over the years and now devotes time to teaching others the art of coding while driving professional and high quality code for our clients.



Austin has been involved with tech for as far back as he can remember. He and his partners are building a company that will be critical to the Miami startup culture and nationally. He joined CB1, because he saw an opportunity to create a better development company focused on helping companies succeed.

As a recognized leader in the Miami business community Austin brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the CB1 team along with a network of connections to help us grow.