We Build Mobile Apps
We develop mobile applications for the Android platform. We will work with you to turn your specifications into a working droid application, or we can assist in the design process. We can also build apps based on your existing iPhone or web application.
We approach each Android application with the same project management approach that we use for building websites. If requested, we will help you define the concept for your application.
Mobile application development includes:
- Analysis of your design requirements
- Application Design
- Application Development & Integration
- Testing on multiple phones and tablets
- Submitting the app to the marketplace
- Marketing assistance if required
- Updates & Maintenance
We have 15+ years of experience designing large, complex web applications, database-driven e-commerce sites and embedded systems. We have developed a project management methodology to ensure the quality of the design and ease of deployment and future maintenance.
Whether your project is large or small, taking an idea and creating a fully functioning mobile app or website requires creativity, expertise in the software language and platform and solid project management skills.
Understanding your application and requirements is the key to success. Until we thoroughly understand what it is you want to achieve, we can’t give you an accurate estimate of the time and resources it will take to complete your project.
We start with a needs assessment, which means we gather information from your written specifications and interviews, and we also ask if any aspects of your app are similar to something already in the marketplace. Often it is easier for us to look at what an existing app does, to get an idea of what you want your app to do.
After we have defined the needs we also take a look at your existing business processes to fully understand how the app will integrate into your workflow or existing IT systems (for small or stand-alone applications this step might not be required). This step might also include looking at your business model to understand how the application will enhance your business and cash flow.
When the analysis stage is complete, we’ll provide a detailed cost estimate and timeline for the completion of your project. We’ll work with you to collect the content and graphics needed for the project. In most cases we’ll also want to develop a storyboard and flow chart so we can predefine all the screens, forms and other components that will make up your application.
In the design phase, we’ll start prototyping your application and will incrementally build it, allowing you to review our work at each design milestone. With our design process, only minor changes should ever be required at design time, if we’ve mapped out all the specifications in advance.
As the application becomes functional, we’ll begin testing. In addition to internal testing, we request that you work with us to test and try to break the application. The amount of testing (on multiple phones and carriers) is up to you and your budget, but given the diversity of Android phones, we strongly recommend testing on a wide variety of phones.
After we’ve finished with the comprehensive testing and receive your final sign-off on the project it will be ready to deliver.
After the product is delivered, we will work with you on site maintenance and updates. We can also provide training if necessary. If you plan to take over in-house maintenance of the application, we’ll turn over all the source files and help you get set up to build and modify the code to suit your needs. If you prefer that we support and maintain the application, we’ll work with you, using the same project management methodology, to define, estimate and build enhancements to the app.
We can also assist with marketing and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for your phone app or website.