If you are looking for an internal business solution, which will help you achieve your business goals, building an app on iOS, for Apple’s iPhone and iPad with professional developers is the way to go.
Over the past couple of years, our London developers have been witnessing drastic changes in the business landscape, especially when it comes to the mobile market. Nowadays, more and more IT departments start focusing on providing a great user experience to make sure that all employees feel appreciated and empowered, and are able to increase their productivity.
iOS development provides employees with everything they might need for work, from emails to corporate network access, and your IT developer team with all things necessary for their support.
Apple brings the innovations with all types of the devices starting with iPhones and iPad up to Apple TV and Apple Watch. Our London developer team can offer you a full range of services to empower the Apple device you need.
A platform of the new Apple TV, or tvOS, is a derivative of iOS. However, it does possess several unique features. In particular, tvOS makes it possible to either use an existing iOS program written in Objective-C / Swift (according to the recommendations for the implementation of the interface), or to create software solution on the new technology stack - TVML and TVJS, connected by a framework TVMLKit
After the official release of the Apple watch, many people became puzzled with what it is and what to do with it. With the massive attention from mass media worldwide it was clear that it is a new shiny toy in the Apple family which will generate a ton of sales, but no one understood what was so special about it and how it was different from the smartwatches of their competitors. The Apple Watch is actually nothing more than an additional monitor to your iPhone, which adds-on to your main iOS software and in no way replaces it. The program itself contains the code and the watch contains the storyboard and resources.
To display the information on the screen (no elements that require actions from users).
Notifications – come in 2 forms: short and long. Short occupy one screen, long - require a scroll. They can include texts, images and buttons with text, pressing which opens an app on the iPhone.
Now that is a fully functional app, which should work without an iPhone, but currently this option is not available and no one knows when it will be released.
In short, developers don’t see many sense in Apple watch software creation, but it has some potential as a complement.
Statistics shows that iPhones and iPads are still the most sought after and purchased Apple devices, so if you are still looking for a place to start, approaching iOS developers for either or both of these devices is the safest bet.
Our London project managers and developers generate ideas and answers to establish business objectives and find out what our client needs and what their customers are looking for, such as: What problems will the future app solve? What functionality should be included? What do end users actually need? There are many more questions that should be answered at this stage, but once the business objectives are clear, we think of scenarios of how users will interact with the app, come up with architecture design and create flowcharts.
Based on what our client needs, developers either select an unusual design or the one, users are actually accustomed to, also known as "native" design. Our London company focuses on user experience, taking into consideration that each new iOS version has its own design requirements.
Having a ready design, prototype and technical task, developers begin to write code. It is worth noting that Apple has its own guidelines when developing for iOS. When London developers build functional programs, they take into consideration all the specifications of this platform.
Particular emphasis is placed on testing the program and the correction of errors. For this, our London company uses a number of different mobile devices. iOS developers make sure that only a top-quality app enters the market.
Once the program has been tested, and is bug free and approved by our client, it will be placed in the AppStore.
Based on your preferences, London software developers can stay with you as long as you need our support. This can include tech support, marketing activities, trainings and upgrades.
If you need a rush estimation of mobile application development cost - the price divergence can be from £30k to £1 million per project based on a lot of factors.
Our London software company has been developing first-class innovative software solutions working with the most well-known companies out in the market and some of the most successful startups for more than 8 years. Our developers always aim at establishing a mutually beneficial partnership based on trust, seamless communication and deep understanding of the industry specifics. Our developer team have delivered apps that got to the top of App Store and were frequently mentioned by the most popular tech-oriented mass media. Our software solutions often get featured in various lists and articles by the leading publishing houses and our experts regularly take part in interviews as independent experts.
There are many ways to make your app bring money. Do not worry if you do not know all of them, experienced London developers will tell you everything about it. First of all, you need to decide what kind of revenue you want your software solution to bring - after all, there are many things besides money that bring value. One of the not so obvious goal may be growing a large customer base through an program, or advertising your products without directly selling them in the app.
Of course, if what you want is to make your program a reliable source of income, you need to focus on monetisation that brings you money. Have you decided on your business objectives? Are you going to focus on money or other business results? Read our brief guide to choosing a monetisation strategy that will introduce you to the most popular monetisation models and help you find the one that suits you best.
This monetisation strategy is the most popular. People pay a certain amount of money in order to download the program and install it on their mobile device. Give that users cannot try the mobile program out without paying money for download, such software solutions are often accompanied by their free trial version, which have limited functionality but help the users understand whether they need the full version or not. Many marketers and developers have mixed feelings about this model, but it does not undermines its effectiveness: all you need is to build a first-class software solution, create a great App Store description, design an appealing icon, add a couple of good-looking screenshots and wait for the money to come.
Basically, this is a combination of the free and the paid version within one program: you can use the basic features provided within a free version, but if you want more functionality, you can unlock a premium version, making a one-off purchase. This model proves to be no less popular than the previous one, enabling you to launch a free product, not to waste time on building separate free and paid version and still enjoy steady income.
The main downside of a premium version is that you cannot hint on the locked features within the free program. The only way not to incur the wrath of Apple is to advertise the features through content, not through in-app elements or buttons if you want your mobile software to be approved by Apple inspectors. It can sometimes be not clear to consumers what they will get if they upgrade to the paid version, and make it hard for developers to decide on the free and paid feature scope.
Whether you decide to make your mobile software free with in-app ads, distribute it for a fee, or offer the users to upgrade to a premium version directly within the program, our London developers can help you realise the strategy you choose.
The most successful startups and internationally-recognised brands have already worked with our developer team, and you can be the next to leverage our broad expertise. Get in touch.