Building web applications in Auckland

for the past 22 years and counting

Specialist, Agile and Boutique is a Boutique software development company in Albany, Auckland. We specialise in supporting and extending large PHP applications and websites for our customers. Founded in 2002, our sole purpose is building web applications which meet customer needs in short time frames and at a reasonable cost.

Over the years, we've worked with countless customers and have helped them achieve their goals through software solutions. We've tackled complex problems, developed user-friendly interfaces, and optimized performance to create high-quality software that meets the needs of our clients.

We bring all of our expertise and specialisation in PHP development to the forefront. We're passionate about PHP and are always pushing the boundaries of what can be done with it. Whether it's building web applications, developing e-commerce platforms, or creating custom software solutions, we're confident in our ability to deliver results. has enjoyed steady organic growth. Our company is financially stable, having never been in debt. We have helped many customers build their online business, some of which have turned into multi-million dollar online enterprises.

We are here for the long haul. That is why 98% of our revenue is repeat business from our portfolio of long term customers.


We believe every business can benefit from great custom software.

We believe each and every customer has unique requirements.

We believe in getting the best result for the customer even if it means passing business onto a more suitable competitor.


We employ certified PHP programmers who speak to you in plain English.

Chris Maffey
Zend Certification

Chris Maffey

Digital Overlord

Chris has been involved in the web development business since 1999. His first web development experience was working at Sybase, where he built and, two of New Zealand's largest and most popular websites.

Chris has worked on web projects in Hong Kong, Korea, Portugal, the UK and the United States before returning to New Zealand to found in 2002.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours in Information Science from the University of Otago.

Caleb Hines

Caleb Hines

App Guy

Recently Caleb has shown his versatility by taking on and revamping a Flutter mobile application.
His primary role it taking care of the little things to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
In the weekends Caleb chases large fish with a small spear. Apparently this is fun.
Caleb has a Bachelor Degree from AUT.

Taylor Chapman

Taylor Chapman

LAMP stack evangelist

Taylor is finally putting his significant PHP experience to commercial use.

After years of building hobby projects in PHP and MySQL Taylor is taking to commercial programming with ease.

Mark Leshchinskii

Mark Leshchinskii

Digital Henchman

A recent addition to the team, Mark is a talented developer with a passion for building great software.
Mark has a Bachelor of Computer Science from the AUT.
Mark has a keen ability to learn and understand complex software code bases. He is a great addition to the team.

Cassiano Santos

Cassiano Santos

New Guy

Cass is living proof it is never too late to change carrers.
He has a background in the hospitality management and is now a full time developer. He is a great addition to the team.

Cass has a thing for baking and cooking. And he has had a go a brewing beer, we are yet to try some.

Cover Photos

Our stunning cover New Zealand landscape photos are supplied by Roger Gillman. Check our more of his photos from New Zealand and around the world.

West coast sunset, Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland Harbour Bridge, New Zealand
Tawhai Falls, AKA Gollums Pool, New Zealand
Whatipu Beach, Auckland, New Zealand