Native iOS, Android, and cross-platform apps build from the ground up.
Reasons to build an app
In today's market, mobile apps make the world go 'round. The number of Americans who own smartphones is about 90% of the population in 2022, or roughly 300 million US smartphone users. Of that number, each user has about 40 apps installed. With almost everyone accustomed to mobile apps, it's hard to ignore the potential value that can be provided.
If you relate to any of these, it might be time to build an app:
Making your service available on both smartphones and the web using an app is a great way to reach more customers. Apps allow for a better experience and complex functionality that can't be found on simple websites.
Rogue entrepreneurs with innovative app ideas played a huge role in why the mobile app market has gotten so popular. With interesting new ideas to solve problems from the palm of someone's hand, it's no surprise that apps are a great business idea.
With everything being online these days, we sometimes forget how important it is for a business to track things in an offline environment as well. Having a system like time-tracking that can be done offline is a perfect reason to build an app.
Users have access to browsers from their mobile devices, so why build a mobile app separate from the web? The biggest reason is additional functionality. A native mobile app grants access to native device features such as geolocation, notifications, local storage (especially important for low signal situations), and more.
Whether your project is a mobile app idea to start a business or a tool you can use to help grow your business, we've got you covered. Empower your users by making it easy to access vital job functions.
We believe in working as one cohesive team with our clients. The traditional vendor-client relationship is too transactional to fully capture your vision. As one team, we can work together to help bring your software to life with some enhancements along the way.
Our application services are built to help small to medium-sized businesses expand their services and solve unique problems. From startups to long-established companies, we have the tools to guide you to success.
We follow a five-step process based in collaboration and efficient communication that leads to a well thought-out product that meets your needs and expectations:
Dive deeper into our process
No app development project can begin without first learning about you and your idea. In the consultation, we'll work together to outline your project and define your goals. With this information, we can put together a prototype and architect your project.
A prototype is created by our UI/UX Designer to show a visual representation of your finished app. This includes a sitemap and a click-through of the user flow in order to get a feel for how your app will be used. A process of revisions and approval is important in this stage.
During the architecture phase, our development team will dissect the functionality of your app and create a detailed overview of each piece as it will need to be built. A document is then provided with the required tasks, as well as an estimated timeline and cost.
Once we start building your app or MVP, we'll meet with you at the end of each Sprint, or chunk of work, to review. This will be every two weeks on average. If there are any adjustments, redirections, ideas, enhancements, changes, etc., we'll want to align as soon as possible.
Once your app is ready, we'll get it published on the app store. Whether it's a minimum viable product or a production-ready application, we'll discuss options for deployment, long-term hosting, and maintenance to further enhance your app.
Kris Dillon, and the team at Deep Fork Technology, have provided exceptional consulting services for our start-up software company. I'd highly recommend DFT to anyone thinking of starting a new venture or anyone needing consultation on a technology-related solution.
I hired them to help me in building/transferring my ideas to paper and to build a system that worked smoothly, and they delivered. I highly recommend anyone out there with an idea of any kind to console Deep Fork Technology and see all of the perks that they can supply for you.
Deep Fork has been prompt in helping with our startup making strides towards an MVP. Our team looks forward to working with them to further develop our product for market readiness.
We build our mobile apps using cross-platform technology. This means significantly less development time, cost, and consistency between iOS and Android. The platform we use connects to a centralized backend and database to ensure data integrity. It also allows for easy expansion to a web app, such as an admin portal, or connections to other apps and platforms.
We've been where you are. Being a development shop for nearly a decade, and working through the COVID-19 pandemic, we've had many challenges and setbacks to overcome. Doing so, has ultimately helped us understand our clients better.
We are dedicated to helping small businesses overcome their challenges, and so far there hasn't been anything we couldn't solve with app development.
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We primarily use a framework called React Native that allows us to simultaneously build apps for all device platforms. This provides benefit of all users having the same version across all devices as well as cutting down on maintenance costs by only having to manage a single platform.Schedule a free consultation
Apple has a lot of app restrictions that need to be followed before they allow release on the store. Fortunately, we're very familiar with deploying apps to the App Store and can ensure that your app meets all necessary specifications.
Apple has a lengthier approval process than Google, but both stores generally approve app updates within 48 to 72 hours. With our extensive testing, we do our best to avoid the need for hotfixes because of a broken release. This allows us to better plan for the app release window.Click here for more info about our software process.
Just like all of our web and desktop apps, mobile apps will use encryption to transmit sensitive data back and forth to the database. We also recommend regular maintenance on your app to keep it up-to-date with security best practices.
There is a lot we'll need to figure out in the initial consultation and Discovery phase, but custom app development typically ranges between $20,000 and $150,000 for most of our clients.
That depends on the idea! In the free consulation, we'd be happy to provide ballpark ranges of cost, timelines, thoughts and feedback, market validation and investor tips, and whatever else we can think of to help you get on your feet. But if you're asking whether or not apps are on the decline, they aren't.
Building an app for your business can help in many ways. Since 83.7% of the world's population owns a smartphone, having your services and products accessible from the palm of your customers hands will help drive more sales. An app can also be great for simplifying in-hous processes to make your business run more efficiently.
No-code solutions are only recommended as a proof of concept. They're a step above prototyping in terms of functionality, which results in an app with minimal functionality and no customization. The benefit is that they're generally less expesnive and faster to build.
Low-code provides a small upgrade to no-code solutions. We still recommend they only be used as a proof of concept, but you'll have some additional functionality with some minor customizations while usually only spending a little more.
Fully coded apps are the full-fledged custom software solutions. This offers complete flexibility in both functionality and customization and, unlike no-code and low-code, can be upgraded, built upon, and maintained for years while also providing proper scalability as your business continues to grow. If you don't need a simple proof of concept, we highly recommend the fully coded route.
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