Why iOS App Development?

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.

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iOS is one of the best, if not the best platforms for business, which provides corporate users with many productivity features, vast integration capabilities, the latest distribution methods and an enhanced management toolkit. Using Apple iOS, you can integrate with the latest systems and services. iOS mobile programs are the most reliable, robust and secure way to innovate into the business.
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App distribution has also never been easier. The latest technologies applied in MDM (mobile device management) allow you to distribute mobile programs across an in-house network, seamlessly installing the apps directly to devices, even if they are located in different countries. Custom developed business apps can be made private, by restricting global access to the program in the App Store.
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With Apple Configurator 2 your admins can easily setup and deploy identically configured iOS devices. They will also be able to see, group and manage all devices from a single place allowing them to select and configure the same settings across multiple devices or providing help without having to run around the office to find each employee and device that needs to be updated.

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 App Development Service

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.

Do you want to build an immersive Apple TV app?
Do you want to take advantage of the Apple Watch?
Do you strive to engage users via iPhone and iPad apps?

Development for Apple TV

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

Apple Watch Development

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.

There are currently two watch sizes available: 38x38mm or 42x42mm with 340x272px and 390x312px resolutions respectively and both work on the Watch OS. There are only three types of software solutions that can be developed for the Apple Watch:

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.

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In short, developers don’t see many sense in Apple watch software creation, but it has some potential as a complement.

Mobile App Development

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.

Developing a Mobile App Work Can Be Broken Down Into 6 Major Steps:

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.

Clients

unilever
yandex
danone
cisco
trivago
mandara

Cross-Industry Expertise

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.

Monetisation Strategies

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.

Which Monetisation Model to Choose?

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.

Paid Download

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.

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Free with Premium Features

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 Disadvantages of Free App with Unlock

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.

Are Your Ready to Bring Your Business to an Entirely New Level?

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.

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