Mobile App Development Services
Would your business benefit from a mobile app? We get this question quite a bit, "Do I really need an app?"
That's the starting point for any project. Generally speaking, if you have employees or customers, the answer is Yes, but let's look at your specific scenario.
- Do you have a mobile workforce?
- Do you have customers that need access to you and your company regularly?
- Do you want to have a way to notify your customers of sale or other special events?
- Do you need to update your staff quickly about a change in schedule?
- Do you host meetings or conventions for your staff or customers?
- Do you want to compete with the "big box stores" and larger companies?
- Are your customers already using apps for most other things they do?
If you were able to answer "Yes" to any of these questions, then you have also answered "Yes" to needing a mobile app.
App development is different than mobile-friendly website design, but they do go hand-in-hand. A mobile-friendly, responsive website is a requirement for all companies. With Mobile App Development, whether you are targeting Apple iOS devices, such as iPhone, iPad or iPod, or Google Android devices, you can take advantage of built-in device capabilities, such as Biometrics, geo-location services, camera, mapping, and sensors.
Cross Platform vs. Native Apps
There are benefits to both cross platform app development and natively building apps on each platform. One big consideration is budget and target audience. Cross-platform tools may allow you to reach your target audience more quickly and at a lower cost. In some cases, you may not have access to every aspect of the device, but you may not need access to every aspect.
We will typically utilize Microsoft's Xamarin for most cross platform application projects. Xamarin allows us to get to the device where necessary but keep most code in a cross-platform assembly thus reducing your cost and time to market.
The other option is to natively build the app for each platform you would like to target. We utilize Objective-C for iOS development, Java for Android development and C# for Windows Mobile development.
We Are Business App Developers
TechAnalysts focuses on the needs of corporate clients. We develop sales, marketing and productivity apps. We are looking to solve your business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) issues.
TechAnalysts has been providing contract development services for software companies and end user companies since 2000 and providing app development resources since 2013.
Data and Connectivity
You may have a need for an app that can get to corporate data. If this is the case, we can develop the back-end server-side code as well, or we can work with your existing development resources to spec out what will be needed and utilize what they create.
You can decide if you want data to be kept entirely off the device or if data is permitted on the device. Some industries have very strict guidelines around what data can leave the network and what can't. We understand these restrictions and have worked with companies to implement solutions that take this into account.
You can decide if the app will run when disconnected or if it requires a connected session.
Understanding Business Needs
Your goals, timelines, and budgets are very important to us. You need an app that solves a particular problem or helps you gain a competitive advantage.
TechAnalysts understands business requirements and will work with you to accomplish your goals.
Plus, all of our work is done within the US. We are 100% US Based; we understand the business climate and unique challenges you face.
The App Development Process
Mobile App Development has unique challenges all its own. We approach mobile app development in an organized way. We work with you from start to delivery. As with all of our development processes, whether software development, web development or mobile app development, we work with you in a consultative way from project definition through delivery.
The first step is to define the goals and scope of the project. We will work with you to define the target audience, clarify responsibilities, define the requirements of the app and then define a project timeline.
Concept Development and Wireframing
During this phase of the project, we rough out your project; imagine building a house – the first step is creating the blueprint for your project.
We can recommend features, flow and strategy.
UI / UX Design
Once we have a general flow for the app, we will work with you on how it will actually look and act for the users.
Now it's time to integrate everything discussed and decided up to this point. From security and authentication, the user interface, animations, and graphics to all other functionality needed for the app.
Testing and Delivery
We will ensure your app runs great on a variety of hardware and virtual platforms. Once you have accepted the app, we will assist with the deployment and delivery to the devices or appropriate store.
Do you have a project in mind? Contact the app development professionals at TechAnalysts to discuss your unique needs.