A clear plan makes a killer app
We believe that a clear plan for any app development is one of the most essential components to success. By following our set process, you can be sure that all aspects of your development have been thoroughly researched and designed with the end goal always in mind.
From initial contact to release, we will make sure you are happy at each stage of development until we move to the next. By sticking to this staged development process we ensure you are happy with each stage of development.
Initial Contact & NDA
The first step of building an app is when a person or business gets into contact with us via phone or email. If needed, we then provide a signed NDA to make sure everything remains confidential.
When you feel confident to share your app idea with us, we then arrange to either meet in person or over phone to get a more in-depth idea of what your app idea entails. In this meeting, we try to get a comprehensive idea of all the functionality that’s needed and the different platforms that will be needed, allowing us to create a quote that is as accurate as possible.
To make sure our estimates sufficiently bridge any potential gap in knowledge between user and developer, we break down the functionality for each platform and then cover every screen on that platform. A high level of detail at this stage is key, making sure both parties feel confident in working with each other.
Storyboard, Design & Final Estimation
If you decide that you want to go ahead with the quote, we will then draw up a storyboard for the app. The storyboard entails every screen in the app and shows the flow between each of those screens. Once we have this finalised, we’ll provide a more accurate estimation.
After we have completed a first design draft we will send it over to you to get it approved before development begins. We are more than happy for this to go through a few iterations before you are completely confident in the design and are ready for it to be developed.
Having a thorough and complete design is crucial for the app to be completed quickly and efficiently, as it significantly decreases any UI changes needed at the end of the development phase.
The development is the longest and most important stage of building an app. We specialise in three main areas; IOS, Android and Web. A single job can consist of any of these individually, or three pieces of software all working together.
A common addition to our apps is a web portal where a user can access or edit any information on a secure website. This can be perfect for administrators who want to look at an overview of their app or make changes.
After development is finished and sufficiently tested by us, we can then install your app on your devices via special app delivery methods, outside of the app store. This allows you to make sure everything is how you want it to be before it is finally released. We will then go through any changes you’d like and repeat this step until you are completely confident it’s ready.
The most exciting and satisfying part of any project. We can either release the software through our own apple and android accounts or if you’d prefer, on any you create yourselves. Once approved, (normally a couple of working days), your app will be ready for anyone to download or buy.
A completed app isn’t the end of our process working together. We make sure we maintain any apps we release. This covers bugs that were missed before release and any software updates that may create new ones. This ensures a functional, long-life application.