App Developer

Digital products are a great way for businesses to increase their customer base and continue to grow. We create web applications and mobile apps to make those challenges become a reality.

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Do you have a great idea?

Are you worried it can’t become a reality?

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Lay it on us.

We’ve never backed away from a challenge when it comes to creating beautiful, effective, and practical digital products for our clients. In fact, we pride ourselves on being a full-service digital product company.

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What does that mean?

We work with small-medium businesses that want to add anything from web applications (like forms, shopping carts, and word processors - think Facebook, or your bank) to improvements on their customers’ user experience. We can even help with SaaS (Software as a Service) creation to market to your existing and future customer base.

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Why we stand out

In this world of ever-changing technology, we pride ourselves on our unique ability to take a challenge or a simple idea and bring it to life. If you’re not sure your digital product or development idea can actually be done, let us take it on!

This is our passion. So much so, in fact, that we have built and sold digital product companies of our own. We’ve made the investments, overcome the challenges, and know the ins and outs of what it takes to be successful in this setting. We’re always happy to take what we have learned in our own discoveries and help you to overcome your own challenges to find success.

With over 15 years of experience in this industry, we still love every second of bringing new ideas to life. And, to be honest? We care about your success. Sure, that might sound like something anyone marketing a product or service might say, but it’s true. When our clients are successful, we consider ourselves successful. We want “wins” for everyone.

So, take us to task on any technical challenge. Let us step into the ring with your idea and smash anything that might hold it back from being great. If you’re interested in learning more or you have an idea that has to be charged to life, book a consultation with one of our experts. Together, we’ll work on the pieces of your product idea and put together something truly incredible.

SOUND GOOD?

If you would like us to work with you on your next project, please feel free to get in touch and tell us about what you’d like to achieve.

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Mobile on the rise

Sourcing app developers can be tricky. Finding the right team to handle a project as demanding as a piece of app development is very much about finding the right people, people you can work with long-term, people you can trust. Unfortunately, this is only compounded in the mobile space.

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While this makes it an alluring and potentially lucrative market, it also makes it very competitive. The coder market is flooded with app developers all claiming to be able to do whatever you could possibly wish for. Finding an app developer won’t be hard. Finding the right one will.

Native code

We started exploring mobile app development around four years ago using hybrid/cross-platform technologies that utilised web view. Importantly, for a company just starting to explore mobile development, this allowed us to only have to maintain one codebase for both Android and iOS.

While this ingenious technology was certainly good for the time, the results were not always ideal. Web view is handled slightly differently on various devices, platforms and operating systems, which presents challenges when trying to achieve cross-platform consistency.

These days we use newer technologies (NativeScript, ReactJS, Flutter) that operate in a fundamentally different way by leveraging native code. These are game-changing technologies.

While still retaining the ‘code once, deploy anywhere’ approach, these new frameworks offer considerably improved performance over their hybrid counterparts.

Experience in responsive mobile design

We have experience in building mobile applications that scale all the way up to 4K desktop. While working with hybrid technologies on past projects, we created advanced apps with accompanying web portals for administrative functions—all out of a single codebase!

Maintaining usability and design coherency from the viewports of the smallest mobile devices right through to widescreen desktop monitors was a real challenge that forced us to develop our responsive design skills to the maximum.

In the modern mobile space, this means we have you covered from the narrow viewports of the smartphones of yesteryear through to highly-specced modern tablets with retina displays (iPad Pro and the like).

By having built systems that extend beyond the app itself, we also bring to the table a three-dimensional approach to development capable of catering to multi-factored business situations and needs.

The past inside the present

With a history of traditional software development and modern web design, we offer a breadth of skill and experience that app developers new to the game simply can’t. Due to the richness of the mobile market, there are lots of companies jumping on the mobile bandwagon, trying to make a quick buck.

For us, mobile offers new dimensions for exploration and revolutionary ways of thinking about the software development that has been our bread and butter for thirteen years.

Our history has mostly been in high-powered specialist systems utilising web technologies—recruitment platforms, payroll systems, accounting software and so on. There are many valuable and important structural elements from such systems that can be brought forward to support a piece of modern mobile app development.

Not least of all, a rock-solid, dynamic and virtually failproof backend hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies, with built-in redundancy and continuous integration.

Continuous forward movement

In development, we utilise continuous integration (CI) technologies that always keep the build fresh. This type of constant delivery is at the very heart of the Agile philosophy, where every development or step forward is a working increment in itself.

Because each code push is fully integrated within the overall build cycle, the likelihood of large updates that breaks the system is reduced dramatically, eliminating nasty surprises and enforcing a ‘fail fast’ philosophy.

Automated testing is used to prevent against regression and to guarantee constant and quantifiable forward movement. All of this allows better focus on the important work of building out your app, rather than squandering time on technical issues in exchange for minimal improvements at a snail’s pace.

A sense of good pace and forward momentum is important during product development. However, our top priority is always quality.

Quality of code, quality of experience

Being committed to quality is synonymous with being committed to testing and we are immutable on both. Testing is not simply something that happens at the end when development is done. Rather, it is built into our core workflow at various stages.

High coding standards are essential. To this end, we not only encourage our developers to rigorously test their own and each other’s work but we also have in-house quality assurance (QA) staff that test before each major release. Through these processes of regular peer review and external testing, we work collectively to drive up coding standards and refine the user experience (UX).

QA staff bring a more typical user’s perspective to proceedings and provide critical feedback to our app developers on the usability of the system. Good UX is core to user engagement these days and big tech platforms such as the leading social media sites have set expectations high. In the realms of UX, microseconds matter.

Small increments in technological performance can yield sublime differences that completely change the ‘feel’ of an app. This is another reason why working with native mobile technologies is so crucial today.

Improvement through iteration

Some app development companies simply take what a client says and run with it. One thing we believe in as part of the service we provide is giving you, as a client, the benefit of our wisdom and experience. This often means challenging what is put in front of us.

Not for the sake of argument or to be contrary but to test the fundamental ideas. Are they solid? Are there better ways of achieving the goals you are pursuing? We will dig into your ideas, pull them apart and look at them from different angles. We might end up talking ourselves out of a piece of work job, but so be it.

We’re not here simply to take your money and give you what you think you need. The process of iteration begins with the ideas themselves. This is all part of the app development process, and it begins way before a single line of code is written.

All too often this part is overlooked and undervalued and yet, done right, it saves time and money in the long run and usually produces better products.

Achieving greatness together

We truly believe that the best results are accomplished through partnership, which is why we place an emphasis on working with rather than just for our clients. App development, whether it be mobile or otherwise, can be extremely challenging work.

The types of problems encountered are much more effectively handled as a team working together, sharing ideas, perspectives, brainpower and other valuable resources. The process of developing a piece of software as a collective unit is a journey, one in which simple starting ideas can evolve over time into beautifully-crafted, complex, yet refined systems.

With the right degree of commitment, focus and dedication, great things can be achieved. We always go the extra mile to make sure that our customers are happy with the end result. That is probably why so much of our work in the past has come from personal recommendations from satisfied clients.

We build our own apps too and will treat yours with as much care and attention to detail as we would one of our own. If you are as committed to hard work and quality as we are, get in touch for an obligation-free consultation.