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Mobile Applications

All of the custom mobile app solutions we develop for our customers are written in native code. For all of our software development services, we assign a dedicated senior developer to ensure the highest code quality and to hit delivery deadlines.

Web Applications

We create custom web applications as new systems, or as a backend to existing applications. We can build your application from scratch, or rebuild a previous application into a modern web-based system.

Business Platforms

Managing your business with a custom application allows you to store and track the exact data that fits your company. Our software development services will help you build the system to your exact needs and work out every detail for your business.

UI/UX Design

The first phase of any project with Essential Designs is the planning phase, and the User Experience and Interface design are often the most important part. We work with you to design an appropriate wireframe and feature spec document.

iOS Apps

Our dedicated senior iOS developers create custom native applications for our customers. We code in Swift for new projects, and can easily tackle Objective-C for any older projects. Also be sure to ask us about React Native for your project!

Android Apps

We offer dedicated senior developers for all of our Android-based projects. We have the experience to design and build bug-free applications for all applicable Android OS versions, formatted for mobile devices and tablets.

Software Support Services

Server Management

We provide best-in-class cloud server management. Cloud-based servers enable virtual hosting environments for your business software. Cloud server management from us will help your business save costs in traditional physical storage solutions.

Backup Services

Whether you need on-site data backup, remote data backup or cloud data backup solutions, we have you covered. Contact us today to set up a consultation to determine the scale of your business data backup needs.

Security Services

We offer IT security services as well as IT disaster recovery services designed to shield your critical IT environment from harm. From assessing the state of your vulnerabilities to providing day-to-day security functions, our team has the knowledge and expertise to give your organization peace of mind.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have a current custom application, can you take over software development services?

Project takeovers are very common for us, we are extremely experienced in dealing with legacy systems and older coding languages.  We can typically either:

  • take over the ongoing development of the platform for you, or
  • if it is a very old system that you are looking to rebuild, we can use the system as an initial model from which we build out a plan for a new modern application.
How does payment work during a project?

Our projects are fixed price, and payments are made based on Milestones during the project.  For each project that we begin we create a Milestone list, along with the dates for deployment of that Milestone and the payment associated with it.  There is also an initial payment and a portion of the payment that is withheld until final sign off and approval is given.

Can you build a prototype of my app idea?

Typically how we build out an app in the initial phase to keep cost down is to build whats call the MVP – the Minimum Viable Product.  The idea is that you want to create the fewest number of features in your application to start, that will get you to market, to test customer response while keeping cost low and add-on features from there.

I have an idea for an app, what are the next steps?

Every app idea starts as a concept, the next phase is to get more tangible with the concept and build our a features list or what we call a Scope document.  The Scope document is a written version of your concept, along with anything and everything you can think of on how you envision the app.  Listing app features and as much detail that you can think of at this stage is valuable.

How much does it cost to build an app?

There is typically not a quick answer to this, though we are happy to try and ballpark your project once we have built out a features list.  There are also a number of options which impact the price to select from, for example, a responsive web application is much less than building two separate native applications for both iOS & Android.

Can your development team handle our workload, and when would you be able to begin?

We have a team of 14 full-time senior developers, and as such are typically able to get started on your project right away.  We may require adjusting the schedule to assign the appropriate team member, but typically always have a period of wireframe and design at the start of the project, which we are able to get started on immediately.

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We would be happy to discuss your ideas and how we can help you.