Vancouver’s Mobile App Developers

We help you build incredible native iOS and Android applications. From simple to complex, data-driven projects, we are highly experienced at delivering excellent results.

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    We are Vancouver’s 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.

    Our Experience in App Development

    • Our team of 32 senior developers has been delivering Android and iOS apps to clients since 2008.
    • We have developed apps that allow people to act as food couriers, track retail rewards, select post-secondary institutions, and connect socially.
    • We work with businesses to create apps enabling their employees to collect information from remote sites and sync it with a central main database.
    • Numerous businesses and non-profits have trusted Essential Designs to deliver the mobile apps their business depends upon.
    • 3 offices in Canada located in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto.

    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.

    Android app developers

    Android Developers   

    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.

    Mobile UX/UI Design

    iPhone App Developers

    With the experience of senior iPhone app developers who have worked on hundreds of applications in the past, feel at ease throughout the entire process of creating to executing your app on the market (regardless of whether you are providing services, products, or information to your users). If you are unsure of the type of language that is ideal for the app or software you have in mind, we are happy to discuss your options and the possibilities that will work best for the software or application you are seeking to develop.

    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 already have a graphic design staff, we can work with your 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 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.

    Mobile App Developers

    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. Other features include the display of auto-updating content like email, news, or weather. Filing systems are one of the larger Android advantages over iOS, and allow a user to work with files, opening them in the app of their choice.

    Responsive Design In Android

    Implementing responsive design in your Android app or software as part of app development is imperative in order to properly appeal to a larger audience or demographic, regardless of the device they choose to view your product or application in. Whether your users are often utilizing tablets or traditional smartphones, responsive design is a way to truly reach all potential users and customers you are targeting.

    Our Process



    #3 DESIGN

    #4 CODE

    We follow a 5 step process for all Essential Designs projects.

    Each step in the app development process is managed by our team, with final approval by the client before proceeding to the next step.  The steps are sequential, meaning prior to the start of any code by our app developers in step 4, a fully approved wireframe and design will be locked and ready for the coding and app development team.

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    Whether you want to build a new mobile app, web application or custom software, we are here to help you through each step of the process! Contact us today for a free consultation.

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