iPhone / iOS
iPhone and iPad apps have opened a world of opportunities for business. It’s a creative and exciting evolution for you and for iOS app developers like us.
In fact, because we’re senior level IOS App developers, no challenge is too great. We can successfully (and easily) create anything from simple landing pages to full mobile eCommerce deployments.
Native Application Development
Given that app building software can have bugs, we prefer to develop iOS apps with a focus on native code. As such, your iPhone or iPad app can easily leverage all the devices features (GPS to camera, Bluetooth, accelerometer, to name a few). We are able to code your application in either Objective-C or Swift, we lean towards Unity for game based applications and have done work with Cordova and other SDKs. If you are not sure if we can work on your application just ask!
For simple applications without extensive multimedia we also develop applications in a cross-platform manner using PhoneGap, Titanium and Xamarin. We do not recommend these app building tools to be used in large application, and we are happy to council you on your project and discuss the pros or cons based on your specific application needs.
Device Use in the Marketplace
iPhone used to monopolize the app marketplace, but since the inception of Android smart devices, consumer Android adoption has delivered a whopping takeover with a more than 70 percent market share vs. 21 percent for iPhone by 4th quarter 2012 according to the Business Insider . Take this news with a grain of salt however; the Android following has taken off worldwide, while in North America iOS retains an over 65% market share, according to this article in Forbes .
It’s an interesting time for native device application development: it is generally accepted that iOS application development comes first, and Android apps play second fiddle.
“It’s rare for the creators of a significant app to simply ignore Android altogether. But for many companies, the Android version is what you get to work on after you’ve shipped the iOS one, leaving Google’s ecosystem in a mode of permanent catch-up.” –Harry McCracken Time.com Contributing Editor
Advanced User Interface
When compared to web based applications, iOS native mobile application development enables attractive native phone features and abilities, allowing us to create a more rich user experience for your application. We are very adept at creating a vivid visual experience for your users, and helping to create the full user experience in detail.
We are able to take full control of the project as a whole and provide the full application layout and wireframe along with full graphic design. If you have staff graphic designers we can also work with you team to create the overall application look, which we then turn in to a functional application.
Internal Apps or Revenue Generating Apps
We build applications for many different uses, and often our clients use the applications for internal purposes only. That is to say, their staff have access to the mobile app but the app is not widely available on the public app store. This is used when the data in the application is private and not for public display, or the goal of the application is for staff communication and not to involve the public. We are happy to build the applications in either direction and can help explain which is ideal for your project.
We also build applications for customers who are looking to profit directly from the application, both in the Apple App store and Google Play. In these situations the client needs to setup their own account with these two services, in order to collect the revenue and manage taxes. We can discuss with you how to go about this process and get your app setup live on the app stores.
Android application development has taken off – and shows no signs of slowing down. With increased flexibility offered by Android devices to Users, such as: sharing options, third party software, overall customization ability, file systems, multiple user accounts on the same device, more free applications, and unlock options, it’s easy to see why Android has taken a stranglehold on the mobile device marketplace.
Native Device Features
Android offers a plethora of beautiful, functional native device features that you can take advantage of with your app. You can download an Android app to your phone and tablet sure, but device types are increasing to include your watch or tv, and even a car. Some native device features available to Android app developers to work with include:
- interactivity via swiping, tapping, pinching, reverse pinching, and a virtual keyboard
- home screen is similar to windows Desktop, which allows for app icons, widgets, screen themes & customization, and display of auto-updating content like email, news, or weather
- file system is one of the larger Android advantages over iOS and allows a user to work with files, opening them in the app of their choice
One of the big advantages of developing an Android app is speed of delivery in the Google Play marketplace. When submitting a new application to the iTunes store, the approval process is extremely stringent, with a very specific list of rules on what they will and will not accept. Additionally, because this approval process is so diligent, after submitting an app approval can take months to achieve.
Contrastingly, when submitting an app to the android application marketplace, you simply submit the app, choose your price and voila. Your app is immediately available to the global market. There are currently over 1.5 billion downloads a month from Google Play.
Android has been developed with the help of the Linux community, which is an open-source playground for developers. Over 300 software, hardware and mobile carrier partners have attributed to the success and growth of Android development. With the ability for developers to collaborate, open source technology has the ability to continuously evolve and improve at a decidedly faster rate than proprietary software.