Bespoke Mobile Application Development

Our team of mobile app developers can help you grow brand engagement with an intuitive, fast, creative and interactive app.

Businesses are defined by the processes or activities that they engage in to deliver their product or service to the end-user. NextAim custom application development seeks to create software that automates those processes that you rely upon to succeed in your business. NextAim is a business-driven organization. When you hire us to develop your custom software application, we study, learn and analyze your industry and your company to become a part of your business. This is very important because without a solid understanding of your industry, the competitive landscape, and your business practices, the right software solution is not always achieved.
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:

  • Limited Complexity

    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.

  • Engaging UX

    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.

Benefits of a mobile app

  • 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 NextAim, 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

    Offer full training on your app, on site. 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

  • For more information on all the things that we offer as part of our service, just contact us.

    If you’d like to know more about whether a mobile app is right for your business, or if you’d like us to help with your next mobile app development, give our team a SHOUT on INFO@NEXTAIMTECH.COM

We can build you a Mobile App