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Nightmare-less software development, powered by HandL.

You take a leap of faith every time you hand code over to your clients

Clients want your code now, however payment for your work can be delayed by 14, 30, 60, 90 days, or even longer – Handl exists to prevent this.

If you want to Build Software

… you’ve probably got a great idea. Maybe you’ve already put a bunch of money into getting it started, or you’ve begun the process of interviewing developers. But the idea of investing potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in something you don’t really understand, is unsettling.

You don’t know…

If you’ve chosen the right components, and how to tell what else you might need

What getting ahold of the product even looks like

If a software vendor is good or bad, which means you have to take their word for it

You don’t know…

If there’s any guarantee you’ll be able to launch after you’ve paid your developers

If the timeline, deliverables and price you’ve been quote is fair or will really even give you what you want

Whether the quality of your product (the code) is good, bad, or how to even tell

You’re not alone in this.

After interviewing hundreds of software developers, all of them identified the same problems:

Without an intermediary platform, you don’t know when you will get paid for the work you have already done.

But late payments cause more problems downstream.

That’s why software companies and developers around the world are lining up to partner with Handl, it solves so many issues.

Problems delayed payments cause

Needing to constantly remind your clients to pay their invoice
Indecision around when to hand over your code
The need to specify to your clients that your invoices are overdue
Your clients making their cash flow issues your problem

Which leads to

Unwanted awkwardness and a strained relationship with your client
You questioning your processes, expectation management, and work quality (again)
You looking unprofessional
Resentment and unjust cash flow issues of your own

HandL serves as a glass box between you and the developer

By working with both the idea makers and the developers, we empower both ends, removing uncertainty and friction, and making the entire process streamlined, stress-free and efficient.

Okay this sounds great – but how?

Set Your Standards

We’ve created a quality score system that shows code quality in a way that non-code people can understand.
This allows you to set your priorities – and your developer to have a benchmark of where their code needs to be.

01. Agree to payment milestones with your client.

02. When you’ve completed a milestone, upload it to Handl.

03. Your client will approve the milestone.

04. They receive the code attached to the milestone, and you simultaneously get paid.

Track Progress

As code is created, HandL checks it against the quality score you both have agreed on, giving you the green light when it’s ready and giving the developer a nudge and insights if there’s more work yet to do.
This process will be repeated over and over throughout the entire dev experience, measuring all parts of the code – and keeping you up to date on where your product is at in development.


We built an escrow system for payments that links the quality and code exchange to individual payments.
That means, you release payments when development reaches specific milestones – and the developer gets paid when they’ve done their work.
This protects both you and the developer, which gives both parties peace of mind.

Get a HandL on Client Payments

Meet Darren

- founder of HandL

“I started Handl because I have built software for clients for many years. And over and over again, myself and other developers experienced the same story: clients want their code now - we provide it to them now to reduce their opportunity cost - but then we wait around and ‘hope’ to paid soon. I built Handl as a first of its kind solution to get software developers paid immediately for the work they deliver now! We deliver quality work on time so we shouldn’t be expected to experience cash flow issues.”

What beta-users are saying

“I wish I had Handl years ago. I no longer stress about cash flow issues or when I’m going to get paid.”

What does that look like?

01. Create the project

Here’s where you’re going to create the project within the platform.

02. Select Progress Milestones

Build out your contract and choose milestones from the prompts within HandL. We’ll guide you both to a decision that is fair for everyone.

03. Choose a Quality Goal

Everyone wants “the best” but the best comes with a price tag. The significance of these metrics will vary depending on your product’s unique needs.

04. Connect The Project

Invite your developer to the project, so they can link code repository + task management systems.

05. Get Started

Everyone wants “the best” but the best comes with a price tag. The significance of these metrics will vary depending on your product’s unique needs.

06. Quality Check

As code is created, HandL checks it against the quality score you both have agreed on. This process will be repeated over and over throughout the entire dev experience, measuring all parts of the code.

07. Payment Release

Once a milestone’s quality goals & progress metrics are met, both parties agree to sign off, which allows payment to be made and the code to be handed over.


Absolutely. The whole reason we designed this system was to help people without tech experience and software developers understand each other. We have tried our best to make everything visual and use analogues that contain the least amount of tech jargon possible. If anything at all is unclear, you’ve got our customer support to help you out.

First, it makes it a lot easier for you to get paid. Second, you get control over when your code is released. And third, there’s complete transparency between your work and the client – which means you don’t need to defend your work over and over to someone who doesn’t really understand all the effort put in.

Like everything, quality ALWAYS matters. Poor quality code can break and causes issues when you want to make changes or updates. Good quality code is easy to change, effective, and accommodates for future pivots. That means you can keep building on top of your product without having to start over.

Our first iteration is a “light” escrow, but enough of a vault to guarantee that the transfer of money and code happens at the same time. Our second version will work in milestones with payment releases as you go.

Sure is! You can use the help link or support widget to find out more.

Right now we are still in closed beta testing. But please register your interest and we will reach out to learn more about your product and see we can fit in.

Not at the moment. Our aim is to give you the communication tools to have a much more effective conversation with your tech providers. However, in the future as we build our HandL partners, we plan to provide services around pairing clients of HandL with the perfect developer for their needs.

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