Mobile application development for Android and iOS

Mobile use for visiting websites has grown significantly over the last few years, and this growth has not stopped yet! Having a responsive website is now a necessity, but you can also take it to the next level by getting your own app developed so you can present your products and/or services optimally to your mobile users.

What is an App?

“App” is short for “application,” a program that you can install and use on your smartphone or tablet. With an app you can buy products, activate a service, or play a game on your mobile device.

Application platforms

These days, application stores constitute the main markets to publish new digital products. Almost everyone owns a smartphone nowadays and these are generally used way more often than computers. This is the main reason why you should consider new marketing opportunities for your organization by facilitating mobile access for your current and new customers and / or clients

Due to the fast progress in technology - a mobile application can be coded in multiple ways now. The most commonly used codes are Swift or C for iOS and Java for Android, for these are the native programming languages of these operating systems. When building an app in one of those native languages - a native application - you can easily make use of multiple native functionalities of those devices. However, the downside of a native applications are the costs, because in order to cater to both the iOS and the Android market, a separate application must be built for each operating system.

The best way to prevent these extra costs is to develop a “web-based” or “hybrid” application instead of a native one. With new extensive web technologies such as React Native or Ionic framework, applications can be built for multiple operating systems with just one codebase.

iOS apps
iOS applications are developed for all Apple mobile devices, such as iPhones and iPads. A native iOS application can be built in one of Apple’s two different programming languages - Swift or C. Keep in mind that the infrastructure and ecosystem of Apple requires you to have an Apple Developer account before you can start developing. Also, on iOS devices you cannot install applications in progress like you can on an Android phone.
Android apps
The environment of Android apps is simpler. There are no real restrictions here on technology, ecosystem or code. However, what makes Android app development a bit more complicated is the compatibility. Where Apple has a limited amount of devices that you will have to make your apps for, Android has no device limits for it is an open-source operating system. This means that you will have to do a lot of (compatibility) testing for all kinds of devices and Android versions.
Web-based apps
React Native and Ionic frameworks are increasing in popularity lately. These frameworks allow you to build one app that works on all operating systems (iOS, Android, and even Desktop operating systems). This is possible because these apps run on web-technology and not on native languages. Web-versioned apps contain a regular browser instance inside, which means that you actually open a browser on your mobile device that just looks and functions as an individual app.
Online success?

We are curious to hear your story! What does your organization do, and what is your mission?

We love to look at how you can achieve (even more) online success, and how we can help you realise this.

Concept and Planning

We start with a comprehensive intake of the description and scope of the project. One of the most important elements here is to get a clear understanding of the business model and the purpose of the application.

  • Meetings
  • Research
  • Requirement analysis
  • Technical specification
  • Examples and concepts
  • Business model analysis
  • Concept and wireframes
  • Define scope and planning
MVP design and development

This step is about taking the concept to an actual application that can be installed on a device, which looks attractive and contains the most important functions.

  • Following the MVP scope
  • Design process
  • Development of the logics of the application
  • iOS / Android app development
  • Iterations of testing
  • Available via TestFlight or demo APK file
Ready for the market

Once the application is tested as MVP, we can improve and expand it and prepare it for release in the App Store and Google Play.

  • Additional features planning
  • Integrations and improvements
  • Finalizing the concept
  • Preparing all marketing materials
  • Posting the app to the App Store and Google Play
  • Going live!
Do you have a good idea, or do you already have a Startup running?
We can help you realise your app concept!

A professional application developed by Rocket Minds

No matter at what stage of the application, idea or business you are, we can always help you to realize your application and publish it in the AppStore or Play Store. There are several reasons why you could consider getting your own application built.

Idea

You have an idea for a new application with the potential of becoming the next big “thing”.

This often starts as a hobby or a side project, but very soon you will need professional assistance to guide you through the individual developing steps. Rocket Minds can help you with your market research, planning, consultancy, design and concepting, development, and even your marketing so you can transform your hobby into a profiting business.

Extension of your current organization

If you already have an organization, online or offline, we can help you to extend it to new markets by developing your own application. This way, you will reach more people and make your business processes easier by allowing your current users to interact directly with your business.

Internal use for your organization

Do you need a custom solution for your organization’s internal use? For example, you could use an app to improve certain interactions between your employees or between employees and your organization’s (digital) resources. Improvements of internal organization processes are often limited only by a lack of imagination.

Design according to your branding
In our website development, we always make sure that it is easy to use. Your website can be delivered in WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, or any other (personalized) CMS of your choice. In this, we will integrate your CMS with the right plug-ins so you can realize your goals and easily manage your own website.
Easy management system (CMS)
The cheapest option in the long term is to let us develop your website in WordPress or a personalized CMS tailored to your specific needs.
Modules & functionalities
There is more to the development of a professional website that just the integration of a CMS and the creation of a conversion oriented design. In order to interact (communicate, sell, convince) with your visitors, the website can be integrated with chat or ticket services, a payment system, or any other module that facilitates visitor interaction.
SEO & visibility
After the website is delivered, you will always receive additional support. Depending on the type of website, you will get instructions on how to use your CMS, how to work with the links and tools that are used, and about the other integrations that your website relies on.
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Budget

What's Next?
Discuss your idea under an NDA
We review your concept and extrapolate a feasible solution
We provide an estimated cost and time to deliver the product
Not sure about your project details yet?

If you’re not sure about the details of your project yet, just send us an email or give us a call.

Call us on +31 (0)6 156 447 86, mail us at info@rminds.nl or make an appointment with us.

Do you want to see what other mobile applications we have developed

Find below a few examples of the applications we have developed in the near past for our internal projects or for clients