Mobile app projects

We have a team of backend app developers, designers, and testers to handle every phase of the mobile app development process. We also offer post-project maintenance to support your mobile app.  

We can help you with your mobile app project with:

We don't handle the online marketing part of your project. While we have a lot of knowledge on what can be done—primarily due to past projects—we do not have the marketing competency to advise you on what to do. If you do not have an online marketing expert in-house, then this is something you will need to source elsewhere. We are accustomed to working with online marketers from all over the world.

We normally prepare for a new project by having one or two meetings with you where the scope of the project is discussed and reviewed. Next, we do a rough estimate—a ballpark figure to find out if the development costs are within your budget.

If the rough estimate is within your budget, we create a detailed project plan where we discuss and evaluate things such as:

  • Functionalities of the app and back-end (database)
  • App development tool (native development or Xamarin)
  • Back-end setup/technology
  • Server architecture/setup
  • Design suggestions
  • Integrations with third-parties (if any)
  • Backward compatibility
  • Success criteria
  • Timeline

This is like a mini project before the actual project. This is necessary for us to come up with a detailed price estimate. Once this is finished and approved by you, the actual project begins.

Only after you have approved the entire UI design will we begin development to avoid too many changes. Most of the time, we can begin the back-end/database development while the design is being created.

If the scope of the project has changed during the design process, it may be necessary to re-estimate the cost.

We can take over an existing mobile app project that had been started by another team or freelance developer. All that we need to take over a project is a full copy of the source code, as well as access to servers, databases, and developer accounts.

We start out with a technical project manager or a systems architect who assesses the code-base and infrastructure (severs, etc.). We then review the requirements with you, determining the specifics of what needs to be done.

Once we understand the extent of the project, we put a team together, and divide the remaining tasks into sprints, each with a duration of about two weeks.

The project manager keeps you updated with developments two to three times a week, depending on the project size and complexity, and you receive a “build” every two weeks.

Contact us to know more about how we can take over your project and get it finished.

When a project is finished, we continue to support you and make upgrades to your app as needed. All support and development are done by the same team who originally developed your app.

We urge you to do small incremental updates to your app by adding a few features at a time and then evaluate user feedback, observing the principles of the MVP—instead of making “mega versions” where you run the risk of spending time and money developing great features that nobody uses.

Making small, incremental updates to a product is an approach known as MVP. The best way to manage an MVP is through Scrum, and each development phase is known as sprint.

A team is typically made up of:
  • project manager (your primary contact)
  • A systems architect
  • At least one mobile app developer
  • If necessary, a back-end developer (we develop in Microsoft .Net or PHP)
  • A UI graphic designer
  • A software tester

We can add and remove team members as needed, and we can add new competencies to a project on short notice.

When you plan a mobile app project—or any IT project for that matter—our advice is that you first come up with an MVP, a Minimum Viable Product, where you only include what is necessary to test the product to early users, so that you can get feedback for further development and features. By producing an MVP:

  • You avoid making features nobody uses. You don’t waste time and money.
  • You get feedback on your product early. You learn fast.
  • You launch a product to your market faster.

Many projects had died because the project owner wanted too many features included at the onset without really understanding what their target market really needs and wants. Do not make the same mistake. Start as small as possible and learn from your users.

Read our blog post about MVP (Minimum Viable Product)