Calgary’s Essential Mobile App Developers
We are Canadian mobile app developers headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Our team of 32 experienced developers, alongside our technical director, UI/UX designer, project managers, and sales staff are here to help you build incredible iOS and Android mobile applications. From simple apps to complex, data-driven projects, we are highly experienced at delivering excellent results. We build apps for a variety of uses – from consumers to field reps – if you can dream it, we can build it.
We are Calgary’s Experienced Mobile App Developers
Developing mobile applications and software with robust and reliable functionality is crucial to meet user needs and deliver a satisfying user experience. It involves implementing features, capabilities, and workflows that allow users to perform tasks efficiently.
Building apps that are reliable and perform well across different devices and network conditions, ensuring smooth functionality and minimal downtime. Being able to scale with the number of users as load increases, with a database design to handle it is crucial.
Security and Privacy
Implement robust security measures to protect user data and ensure privacy. Safeguard sensitive information through encryption, secure authentication, and adherence to best practices for data protection. All applications we build consider security from day one.
Embrace innovation and stay updated with the latest technologies and trends in mobile app development. Create apps that can adapt to evolving user needs and leverage new features and functionalities to provide a competitive edge.
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Mobile App Development
The Essentials of Mobile App Development
IOS & Apple Developers
Developing applications from the ground up and from scratch is how we prefer working with our clients. Because much of the app-building software on the market today include bugs and potential hang-ups, we turn our focus to native coding to ensure the best possible output once the application is launched online. By using native coding with iOS apps, users on both iPhones and iPads are easily able to utilize the content you produce and share. We work in both Swift and Objective-C to keep the development and deployment process as smooth and simple as possible. Our team of programmers and developers focus on native code when developing iOS applications. With native code, your iPhone or iPad is able to better leverage all of the devices features (ranging from Bluetooth and the accelerometer to GPS and your device’s camera). Using Swift or Objective-C for most applications, we are able to make the most out of your app’s functionality without compromising the app or software with bugs and user problems. For more simplistic applications, we also code in a cross-platform manner utilizing Titanium, PhoneGap, and Xamarin. While these are not ideal for large applications (using excessive multimedia and other intense functions), this option is often suitable for smaller and less intricate apps on the market.
We specialize in native coding for iOS apps, leveraging device features and ensuring bug-free performance with Swift and Objective-C.
For simpler apps, we offer cross-platform coding using Titanium, PhoneGap, and Xamarin, suitable for smaller and less complex projects.
We develop apps from scratch to provide tailored solutions, avoiding buggy software and maximizing functionality and user experience.
Android-based apps allow clients to share their creations in a vast marketplace while allowing users to easily access and use the applications themselves with little to no issues. Because Android offers native programming options such as swiping, tapping, and a virtual keyboard ability, ease of use and access is much more prevalent for individuals with a wide variety of devices at their disposal. The home screen of Android devices also mimics that of the Windows operating system, allowing for widgets and more customization for the average user during the development process. Having total control over everything from the functionality to the overall appearance and aesthetic is key to success within the Android app market and industry. At Essential Designs, our team of experienced programmers and developers have a keen understanding of a variety of coding languages, working hard to guarantee the satisfaction of each and every one of our individual clients. For clients who are not sure which direction to take during the brainstorming and development of their application, our team is available to assist with ideas, input, and solutions. Keeping the lines of communication open with our clients is a top priority, allowing our programmers and developers better opportunity to stay on track with deadlines while ensuring the client’s application is crafted thoughtfully and thoroughly every time. Reach out to us at one of our offices located in Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto to learn more.
Share your creations in a vast marketplace with easy user access.
Android's native programming options provide ease of use for users with various devices.
Take charge of functionality, appearance, and aesthetic in the competitive Android app market.
Internal & 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 has 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 set up 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.
Build applications for internal use, ensuring privacy and staff communication without public availability.
Develop applications for clients looking to generate revenue on Apple App Store and Google Play, guiding them through the setup process for account management and app store deployment.
Happy to build applications for various purposes, explaining the ideal direction based on your project requirements and assisting in getting your app live on the app stores.
Building top quality software & apps for over a decade.
The Essential Process
At the start of each project, we work with our customers to build a solid project plan. The initial Scope document can come from the client or a combined process of phone calls and in-person meetings. This meticulous planning ensures that we have a clear roadmap for success from the very beginning.
Once the project plan and scope have been finalized, our wireframing team takes over to determine the placement of all objects on each page of the application, whether it is a consumer mobile app or a backend business application. This is an important stage where we come to a final agreement on what will be placed on each page for the User to access.
After the wireframes for all pages have been finalized, our design team takes over to create the final appearance and functionality of the application. This is an exciting stage of the project where you can see the entire application come to life. We will provide you with clickable versions to fully experience everything the user goes through before we begin coding.
With the wireframes and designs finalized, we begin coding the application to make it functional. As an Agile development shop, we break down the project into baskets of features called Sprints. This approach allows our customers to regularly review the progress of their software development process and provide feedback at the end of each Sprint. We value your input and involvement throughout the entire development process.
The testing process for mobile and software applications is a crucial step in ensuring that the product is functional, reliable, and user-friendly. Typically, the process involves several stages, where various techniques and tools are employed to identify defects, bugs, and usability issues. The goal is to detect and correct any issues before the application is released to the public, ultimately improving the user experience and ensuring the success of the product.
After the application is completed, approved by our internal QA, project management and the client – we are ready to deploy the code to its final destination. Hosting options vary from client-owned servers to web or cloud hosting. We guide clients through the options and handle the final stages.
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Making hundreds of businesses better, big or small.
“Essential Designs was able to create a cutting edge application that will save lives, they always say "Anything can be done" and are definitely able to deliver on that promise.”
"We’ve been engaged with Essential Designs for several years now and we’ve found that the value they deliver is significantly above everyone else that we deal with."
"I had a lot of trust in them, everyone knew their job, and they worked very efficiently. ...the trust and communication skills were what distinguished them from their competitors.’’
“Essential Designs’ communication skills are one of their strongest suits...accurately informing the client about time estimates and possible delays. They’re also very responsive and knowledgeable."