Mobile apps when they’re created with a clear purpose offer valuable marketing opportunities. They can tap into enhanced communication with your customer base, providing the tools to reach out to customers again and again. Consumers are virtually glued to their mobile, and in our world’s fast pace environment, many would rather engage with an app for routine tasks. With an app, your business can engage with your customers at more touchpoints efficiently, while enhancing service and support. Ciesta Technologies has built apps in all types of verticals and niches, utilizing all types of phone and tablet features. Our full-service mobile app design and implementation service includes conceptual sketches, wireframes, branding and design, coding, and then testing and submission to the App Store and the Google Play Store. "Do you have an idea for a mobile app? Are you wondering if an app is right for your business or organization? Contact us today to schedule a conversation." Conceptual Sketches: We provide conceptual sketches to our clients as a courtesy. The purpose is to quantify the concept to paper. Wire Frames: Take the rudimentary sketches of the application and transform them into sanctioned and usable interfaces which are called wire-frames. Wire-frames is a black and white rendering of the entire applications conceptual functions. A wire-frame layouts out the methodical flow of the application displaying everything from single button styles to whole screen layouts. Branding and Design: In this phase we take the wire-frames and have our graphic designer apply the brand and create a cohesive design and style to make the application come to life. Most hybrid applications lack design quality and are used for less complex applications and typically do not undergo this phase. Coding: By this time the application is well defined and laid out which allows our development staff to start writing the code for the application. Test and Submit: Testing involves analysis on an array of devices in a variety of orientations. Testing goes through each of the use cases and features of the application. Once the testing is complete and refined, the application gets submitted to its perspective app store. iOS for Apple apps get submitted to iTunes while android get submitted to the Play store. Some applications that are proprietary or private will have a website created for private distribution of the app among its staff. Our IN-based team of mobile app developers can help you grow brand engagement with an intuitive, fast, creative and interactive app.
Mobile App Development
With International customers now using smartphones more than desktops to access the internet, and mobile app usage on the increase it could be a good time to invest in a mobile app.
Expert mobile app developers
There’s no question that a strategically conceived mobile application can reap massive rewards when it comes to building relationships with your customers, but with 73% of users expecting a mobile app to be easier to use than a mobile website, it’s important that it’s up to scratch – that’s where we can help you. While you’ll create the concept behind the mobile app, we can provide a complete focus on the user-experience. As well as needing to look good, we know that the mobile app we create for you needs to be.
A mobile app needs to have:
People don’t like complexity at the best of times, even less so on a small screen. We’ll help make sure your app makes a current process simpler, otherwise people won’t use it.
This is closely related with simplicity; if the app doesn’t have a great user experience and make it easier for the customer to do something, then no-one’s going to use it more than once.
Fast App Load Speed
In an age of real-time, if your new app doesn’t load within seconds, people will move on to the next one.
Is a mobile app right for my company?
It’s important to us that you get the right business application for your needs, objectives and budget – we’d never build you a mobile app if we felt you could achieve the same app-style capability, for less money, on a mobile-friendly website. That’s why, before we even start to think about the build, we talk to you about what you’re trying to achieve, and then work back to be absolutely sure that a mobile app is more suitable than say, a web app or desktop app. Generally speaking, the benefits of a native mobile app (a mobile app that ‘lives’ on the mobile device and is accessed via the icons on the device’s home-screen) over a mobile-friendly website or web app are. Interactivity: Native apps can be built to interact with all the features that the phone offers like accelerometer, the camera and GPS. Fewer Limitations: They aren’t limited by a browser and can be used offline. Better User Experience: Smartphone apps function quicker and more smoothly than mobile browsers or desktop computers. Stickiness: When using a mobile app, visitors tend to spend 3-4 times longer online than they would using a mobile site5. Wide Reach: Your app will reside on the AppStore, Google Play and/or Windows Marketplace, so you’ll automatically be getting your app in front of people whose intent is to download an app. There are, of course, downsides to using a mobile app, such as the user having to download it before they can use it and potentially more complicated maintenance issues, but we’ll talk these over with you. Sometimes the question isn’t whether a mobile app is better than a web app, or vice versa, therefore we also offer the option of a hybrid app which contains a mixture of both mobile and web app functionality.
Mobile app technology and process
Mobile app platforms: iOS, Android, Windows At Ciesta Technologies, we strive for efficiency and value for money for our clients. It’s alien to us to build the same app multiple times to cater for the “big three” mobile platforms: Android, iOS and Windows. We solve that by using a Microsoft development tool kit called Xamarin that allows us to “write once” in .NET and C# and deploy to the big three platforms. Our solution means that we can write apps that interact with the phone or tablet hardware – for example, the camera, flash, accelerometer and so on – thereby developing genuine native mobile applications created specifically for the targeted platform. The benefit for you is quick, cost-effective development. Some companies prefer to solve the “write once” problem by using HTML5 applications within a browser frame. Whilst this is sometimes appropriate, we would only do this when the client agrees or prefers this approach. Mobile app prototype: Once we’ve talked through your requirements and suggested any functionality we think you’ll benefit from, we’ll create a prototype so you can see and ‘play’ with your new app as it takes shape. This allows all parties to flag any design or functionality that isn’t quite right, ensuring that the finished mobile app looks and functions exactly how you want it to.
Mobile app delivery
Once we’ve delivered your mobile app, we: Intellectual Property (IP) Rights Fully transfer the Intellectual Property (IP) Rights to you Full App Training full training on your app, on site or at our parteners offices in India, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, UK and US. Our apps are intuitive, so you shouldn’t need it, but it’s there if you’d like it On-going Support Provide an optional ongoing support service, including an agreed service level agreement (SLA) and access to our in-house developers via our helpdesk. Optional Hosting with Rackspace Offer optional hosting, we’ve heavily invested in a secure, scalable and lightning fast infrastructure with industry leaders, Rackspace – it’s a handy service if you’d rather not get involved with installing specialist server hardware.