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We have developed social networking apps as well as dating apps with features like content sharing, engaging with content, follow/unfollow, messaging, add as friend/connection, communities, live streaming, and more.
We follow a transparent communication process and interact with you frequently, at every stage of development with the latest updates related to your app development project.
We assign our best project managers with non-technical clients to help them understand the entire development process in different stages: 1. Prerequisite for app development An app idea is the most important thing that’s necessary to develop a mobile app. 2. Analyzing and strategizing These ideas are then analyzed considering business requirements, market needs, target audience, etc., to strategize the development process. 3. Designing We keep the above factors in mind to decide features, UI and UX design of mobile apps. 4. Development Once we complete the designing part, we proceed for coding and develop a final product following the app development strategy. 5. Client approval Once we develop the end product, we send it for client approval. 6. Testing After approval, we conduct testing for the end product to troubleshoot any technical glitches and ensure its proper function.
We sign a mutual confidentiality agreement with our clients who are concerned about protecting their app ideas, to give them surety that their ideas and project details are fully safe with us.
We follow proper encryption and the latest data security techniques while developing an app to make highly-secure mobile apps.
We are well-versed in developing apps with React Native and Flutter.
Well yes, powerful mobile browser apps are built using the latest technology called PWA (Progressive Web Apps), and we are pretty good on it.
Yes, we can develop all types of complicated applications with navigation functionality.
Well, we develop the app with a one-time cost as your mobile app agency. We don’t prefer working on equity or partnership.
Yes, we can easily develop an app for your website. We use cloud databases so the data will be synchronized across your website and mobile app as well.
Our mobile app development team will assist you, depending upon the type of change you want in your application. The modification in your application will be chargeable.
Yes of course! Our mobile app development team will take care of uploading your application on the App Store as an app development process. In fact, our team has already uploaded over 100+ mobile apps successfully without charging any additional cost.
To ensure the security of your app idea, we will sign an NDA with you, ensuring the complete security of your app idea.
Here is our app development process. 1.Analyzing Requirements 2.Wireframing & Designing 3.Development 4.Testing 5.Deployment 6.Support and Maintenance
No, the complexity of mobile apps vary according to the type. It depends upon the requirements of your project. In the one month time-frame, a basic application can be developed. To get exact time to convert your app idea into reality, you can get in touch with us.
The approximate time-frame to develop any mobile app is completely depend on the type and complexity of your application that you want for your business. To give an idea, here’re some of our successfully developed apps with approximate time that we took to develop. To know the exact time-frame to develop your own mobile application, you can consult our experts through contact us form. Our experts will get back to you with all the answers. Mobile Apps/Solution Approximate Time to Develop Uber-like Taxi Booking App Solution like: - 2Place (6 to 6.5 months) Health & fitness app like one of our apps: - Get Fit Buddy (2.5 to 3 Months) Photo & Video App like one of our apps Inkdot (3 Months) Social Networking App like one of our apps: - My Circle (3 Months)
We can develop all types of mobile applications, including 1. Native Apps Development 2. Mobile-web Apps Development 3. Hybrid Apps Development
Last but one of the most important mobile app development questions to ponder upon is what would be your analytics criteria. You will have to decide what matters to you. Is it the number of downloads or the session time or is it the revenue that you are able to generate from your application. Knowing your definition of app success will make it easier to set realistic expectations from it and to plan your marketing and promotion activities, accordingly.
As for us, we don’t need a wireframe from your end when you come to us with an app idea, for we develop one on the basis of your app idea. But, usually having a wireframe ready makes things easier at the discussion stage. Know what makes Wireframes an integral part of mobile app development process.
There is no concrete answer to this mobile application development questions. It depends entirely on you. But, you should try and schedule your app at a time when there is no event happening in the world, as it might take the focus away from your app. If your app is seasonal or focused on any one event, it goes without saying that you make the launch around that time.
One of the most asked questions in our list is who will own the intellectual proprietary rights to the app once it is developed and deployed. We transfer the app rights to clients, once it is launched. Everything from the design and the app’s code is submitted to the client, upon completion of the project.
Another thing we seek an answer to is what our client’s plans are with terms of the app release. Do they plan on launching an MVP for testing the waters? or do they want to take their time and launch a full-fledged app when made? Unsure of whether investing in MVP is right for you? Read our article on The Digestible Guide to Minimum Viable Products (MVP).While usually, updates are added as and when they come once the app is launched, there are brands who wish to launch an MVP because of the cost and technicalities considerations. So, it depends entirely on you whether you wish to release the whole app at one go or in parts.
In the time when our mobile world is full of cases related to app data breaches and their security risks, it is imperative that your app is secure from all directions to prevent a future that is full of risks and lawsuits. And you have the answers to all your mobile application testing questions. Securing your app is the responsibility of your mobile app development agency. All you can do is emphasize on a stringent mobile app security feature within your app. As for us, Security holds a prime stand in the Mobile App Quality Assurance process that we follow within our apps.
What is the use of the app if you are not able to gain money out of it. Getting a sense of how much ROI you are generating from the app is related to how much money your app is making from its users is the next most asked query in our mobile app development questionnaire. There are a number of ways you can make money out of your app. straight from making it a paid app to giving in-app advertisement space to brands looking for advertising spaces, you can make money from your mobile app in a number of ways. Irrespective of what app monetization method you choose, the ideal way to implement it is by introducing it from the very beginning of its time in the store. Don’t wait for seeing the response on the app before you implement a monetization method, have it from its first day in the market.
This is one of those mobile application development questions that you need to get a handle on even before you start looking for the right app development partner. From the very early stages, you need to have a clear idea of how the app you are about to develop will help your end users. How it will add some value to their life. What problem will it solve for them? And lastly, how it will be different from what they keep seeing in the app stores. Irrespective of how innovative your app idea is, you have to know it will fail if it doesn’t give anything of value to your end users.
What should be my update plan is another one of those mobile application development questions and answers that have no standard answer to it. The frequency of app updation depends entirely on – what new technology or feature your industry/ competitor have come up with and on the issues that you are reading in your app’s reviews section. While there are some brands who update their app every alternate week, there are some which haven’t updated their apps for over a year and there is no concrete evidence suggesting which approach is better. So, in the end, it entirely depends on you and the industry you are working in and on those whom you are developing the app for.
The next in our list of mobile application development important questions is How to prevent an app from failing in the market. Believe it or not, the success of your app depends on you to a great extent. Detailed market research and timely redressal of your users’ issues are the only two ways you can apply to float above your competition in the million apps app stores. Irrespective of what stage you are in the App Development process, take out time to research what is going on with your industry and the end users. Every process from Ideation to Mobile App Testing and the App UI/UX Design should be taken up after giving due diligence to what is happening in the market and with the entities that operate within. In the end, the answer to these failure related mobile development questions is – The road to your app success goes through in-depth market research, done at every step of the app life journey, which goes on even after the app has been launched in the market.
Mobile App Development can be a costly affair. And it should be since every revolutionary idea deserves a complex, well-planned app development team as well, who comes with a price tag. For a startup looking to enter the mobility world as a fresher, it can be difficult to have the support of a hefty budget from the first day on. What you should focus on is generating funds to convert your app idea into a wholesome workable app, something that brings us to our next important mobile application development important questions – How to get funding on your app. There are ways you can approach venture capitalists. You can take the Angel List route to meet investors who would be ready to make an investment in you or you can attend the various startup meets to gain insight into how brands are generating fund. You will have to be prepared to network and get your idea in front of people who can help you achieve it.
Like Time, Cost is another factor that depends entirely on the number of features you are planning to have in your mobile app. getting a quote on the price range from different app development agencies will help you form and fix a budget. To make it easier for you to estimate the cost, we have created a guide titled – How much does mobile app development costs, which would help get you a range that you must keep aside. Meanwhile, here are the factors that compose the complete cost of the project – 1. Designing 2. Coding 3. Development 4. Testing 5. App Integration with existing systems When in talks with your choice of mobile app development company like us, make sure your list of questions to ask an app developer are the different elements they are including in the price they are quoting and a rough estimate of what you might have to pay over and above, in the name of app updation or its expansion.
Another one of the realistic mobile app development questions is the time it would take to develop an app. Depending on the complexity of the application, you should at least have a rough idea of how much time you should expect the app to be developed in. While it usually takes somewhere around 6 to 7 months to finish the app development process straight from ideation to launch, some technical apps can even take up to a year or even more. You don’t always have to wait that long for your development process to end. Here are the ways you can speed up your app development timeline. Measure this time against the time you have decided upon for launching your app and then decide if you want to create an MVP first or wait till the whole app is full-fledged developed before launch.
Finding ways to protect an app idea before it gets copied is one of the most common mobile app questions we come across. Truth is, you will have the control on your app idea till it is launched in the market. Once deployed, the second your competitors see the positive reviews, they will try and implement the idea in their mobile application as well, until and unless you have patented your app idea, which again works only on some levels. Meanwhile, while you are at the ideation cum conceptualization stage, you can protect your idea from getting shared by signing an NDA with the app development agencies you are in talks with. At the end of the day, the only way to protect your app idea is to act on it before your competitors do.
Competition holds a very important place in not just the app development process but also in deciding the future of an application and as a result in our list of mobile app development FAQs. The first step in the competitive analysis is to know if there are similar apps in the app stores like yours. Gaining this information will help you get answers to not just the questions related to what all your app should have but will also give you insights on what is working for your competitors and what isn’t.
While this is a no-brainer, but your app should be such that it can be put under any of the categories that are prevalent in the Play Store and Apple Store. Knowing the app category will cut down your competitive research time to a great extent. So, I’ll recommend knowing both the primary and at least one secondary category your mobile app belongs to.
One of the most impactful mobile app development questions to know who you are making the app for. Before you start with anything, you have to know who the end users of your app are. A comprehensive study of the app user demographics is what you need to know who is the app for. Focus your study on finding out about your end users’ age, buying habits, the locality they belong to, the challenges they face, the time they spend on their devices, their preferences in terms of security, amongst other things. Planning your mobile app development process around your target customers will only bring you many steps closer to app success.
One of the most common app development questions is whether or not the app that is soon going to be designed, devised, and developed even feasible. Well, the only way to get an answer to this question is to test the idea in the field of real prospects. You will have to take your idea, create a working prototype and then make it open in the public to then see if it is something they would be interested in. Until you take your idea to the prospects or at least see how app similar as yours have performed in the market, there is no way to know if yours would succeed.
Which platform you should choose depends solely on the future application idea as well as its target audience. Each platform has its own monetization model. Apple users spend more money on paid apps and in-app purchases. If the goal is direct monetization, then ios should be chosen. There are more Android users; however, they are less likely to pay for app installation and prefer free applications. The more downloads, the more expensive the advertising is in the application. Android should be chosen if the goal is managing user attention. We highly recommend starting with only one platform or building a cross-platform application. This will speed up launching the project, and help to assess its weaknesses and make any necessary changes. This will save you money and time.
If you have your web designer and have visuals ready, our development team can work with you to build the app. If you just have an idea or concept, the Technothinksup Solutions Ltd team is happy to help you visualize and convert your ideas and concepts into digital reality.
Yes, we also provide mobile website development services. You can either ask us to create a dedicated website targeted for iOS audiences or android audiences or both.
We use push notification to inform customers about the updates, new offers, bonuses and events about your business.
Yes we do. You can completely rely on our developers to keep your idea safe and private. We will, on completion of the project, will hand over the app and the source code to you.
There are different procedures for iOS and Android. To launch your app at the iTunes store, we will create an ID and submit the application. It requires 15 working days to get the membership activated. On activation of the account, we will upload the application. To get your app launched at Android's Google play, we will create an ID and upload the APK file once the account is activated. Although, the Android app will be made available in the next few hours, it takes 10 working days to get your app listed at the iTunes store.
We have professionals who are experienced in the marketing and submission processes and they will guide you smoothly through the entire procedure. We will use official and unofficial app stores, In-app promotions, direct advertisement via social networking sites, analytics tools and several other methods to promote your app.
Yes, our expert developers will assist you in not only converting your idea into reality but they will also help you in improving upon them.
We work closely with our clients and will ask for your suggestions and reviews at each stage of the development cycle. We will also make sure that all your feedbacks and suggestions are implemented in the development cycle.
Each of our mobile app development projects is allocated to an experienced project manager. He stays in touch with our clients during the working hours via Skype, email and phone and acts as a single point of contact informing our clients about the progress of their projects.
No. We have flexible hiring models to suit your varied project needs. You can hire from us on full-time, part-time, monthly, weekly and hourly basis.
Yes, you can feel free to contact us if you wish to get a tablet app developed for iPad or any Android powered tablet.
A tablet has a higher screen resolution and size in comparison to a Smartphone. The only effort required in tablet app development will be the adjustment of screen resolution.
No, our developers are also proficient in hybrid/cross-platforms apps development. We will listen to your requirements and will also suggest you which platform and what type of app development process will be the most advantageous to you.
We have been providing mobile app development services since the inception of iOS and Android. Our years of experience in the domain give us the expertise in implementing all the versions of Android including Jelly bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb , Gingerbread and the latest KitKat version, and all the versions of iOS including iOS 7.0.
Again, the cost of the app also depends on its complexity and your preferences. Other contributing factors are the types of graphics used, sound effects, the platform chosen, etc. To know about the estimated price of your project, kindly send us your requirements and we will get back to you shortly.
There are three stages in our mobile app development process: The first stage is of planning in which we, after understanding your business and your objectives behind developing a mobile app, will wireframe a solution. The second stage is the design and development stage wherein we will create designs, character models (2D or 3D), sound effects and will test and remove the bugs and errors in the app, if any. The third and final stage marks the launch of the app followed by the marketing of the app.
On an average, it takes at least three weeks to create an enterprise-level app. Generally, the duration of the process depends on the complexity of the app and the features that you want in the app.
Yes, we will need your support with testing the project, please. We have processes for testing and quality assurance, but the way that we think and use your app, is different to how you will. You defined the project, and you know what you want better than anyone, so you’ll probably use and interact with what we’ve built in ways that we couldn’t have predicted. Even if everything works 100% perfectly when we hand it over to you, you will need to check that everything works as expected to sign-off on the work with confidence that we've delivered the project to meet your specification. Testing and achieving sign-off will require some time investment at the end of a project, and potentially at intervals across the life of the project too – So make sure that you set aside some time in your diary for when it’s needed.
Yes. If you have a site or app with small resource requirements, then we can host your project on our managed servers. If you have specific hosting requirements, intensive resource demands, or require something more specialist, then we can set you up with your own dedicated, cloud, or load balanced hosting environment. For example, if you need to handle high volumes of processing and traffic globally then we may opt for a bespoke multi-server hosting setup using Amazon’s EC2, Cloud Front, Elastic Load Balancer and S3 storage facilities. Should you be unsure of what you require, one option is to start with a simple hosting package first, and then move to a more advanced configuration if your needs grow.
We take payments in-site or in-app using a third-party payment provider such as Worldpay, SagePay, Stripe or PayPal. There are lots of different payment providers out there that we can integrate with, but they typically fall into one of two categories: 1. Full end-to-end Stripe and PayPal fall into the end-to-end category, though there are more providers out there. With this kind of vendor, you use their service, and they handle both the merchant services and fund collection for you and provide you with a dashboard. You have a balance that accrues with every sale and payments are made into your bank account at regular intervals, usually every seven days. End-to-end is the simplest option, for example, Stripe charges 1.4% +20p (at the time of writing) for European cards, and 2.9% +20p for non-European cards. 2. Merchant services SagePay and Worldpay fall into this category, who act as a middle-man between your bank and your website or app. The merchant-in-the-middle charges a fixed price per transaction, and then your bank takes a fixed percentage on top of the merchant services fee. Worldpay, SagePay and the other merchant service middle-men typically charge 10-20p per transaction and will usually have productized packages based on order volumes. With this route you will need to negotiate with your bank about the fees they charge - it’s not uncommon for businesses to shop around the different banks to find the best deal. You will typically be able to achieve between 1-4% depending on the size and nature of your business. The largest benefit of the Merchant services approach is that funds clear directly into your bank account, which may be worth a lot to you if you have a high sales volumes. The merchant services integration typically requires more development time to support as fewer payments related capabilities are provided out-of-the-box, compared with using an end-to-end provider such as Stripe.
We start by creating a central database that will hold all your data we then put in place an interface (an API) to allow the web and mobile apps to send and receive this data. Think of an API as a digital version of a drive-through burger restaurant. If you ask the teller for a burger, then you'll get given one from the kitchen. Ask them for a trampoline and tell you that they don't sell that product. When we build a connection between your web app and your mobile app, we will configure these rules but based on the functionality of your system.
Yes, in fact, we highly recommend that you begin by launching the simplest possible version of your vision first and continue to adapt it over time. This staged approach is called launching a "minimum viable product" (MVP). The idea behind launching an MVP is that you’ve inevitably made assumptions, and you can’t test these assumptions until you release something to the world. By releasing a lean first version, you can test your assumptions and use this information to decide on the priorities of future requirements. It reduces engineering waste. We have some options around making future changes to your app or website. You can either commission us to update your app or website on a project-by-project basis, whereby we specify, quote, schedule and finally deliver a fixed set of requirements as-and-when you need them. Or, we can take an AGILE approach whereby we schedule in a certain amount of developer time each month to constantly improve things for you. Both approaches have merit, and it’s likely that you will know instinctively reading this as to which is right for you.
Yes, we offer the option to engage us on an ad-hoc basis for support, or have monthly retainer options should you require a more consistent and reliable level of service. Ad-hoc support can work for projects that need minimal support as to avoid the need for fixed ongoing monthly costs. However, this can be at the expense of responsivity as requests are scheduled based on when our resource is available. Most of our clients choose to have at least a small monthly support retainer to get the best responsivity, as dedicated time is scheduled months in advance. If you have a highly technical project with us, then we would recommend opting for a monthly support retainer to cover small ad-hoc changes, improvements, updates and support. We base our retainer pricing on the amount of development and support hours you need each month. The number of hours that you need depends on many factors such as the size of your project, or the number of new features you are likely to need each month that you’d like to be covered by your retainer arrangement. It’s important to us that you get value-for-money so we’d recommend putting together a nice-to-have list so that your allocation is used each month on value-adding improvements. Should you have ongoing project requirements beyond the launch of the first version of your website or app, then you may want to consider taking an AGILE approach to your project and have an ongoing retainer arrangement with us that allows us to build, test and deploy larger new features every month. Under this agreement, we would have a retainer allowance which pays for enough time to develop significant new features. At the start of each month, we would agree on the work that is going to form part of the next sprint (i.e. the next 2-4 weeks) and would deliver the work at the end of that period.
Many factors contribute to launching a successful project, and some requirements may result in the project taking longer to develop than others. However, for estimation, a good guide is that a project will typically take one month for every £7,000 (+VAT) of development work.
We don’t just blindly begin building your requirements; we start by having a meeting to understanding the commercial factors that are driving the need for your project. We want to get to a position very quickly where we know enough to challenge you on the assumptions you’ve made about the features you require. Once we understand your business, we go to lots of effort at the start of a project to work with you, and scope out your requirements in detail. You don’t just want us to tell you that we understand your project we need to prove it to you. This is why we will often create a 10+ page requirements specification, with wireframes where appropriate, before we design a single pixel, or write a line of code.
Yes, in fact nearly every mobile app that we build also needs a web based application behind the scenes to drive it. Ever logged into an app? There is a web server in the background, serving the app with data that is checking whether you have permission to log in, or not.
Yes, most of the apps we make support both iOS and Android mobile platforms. It’s common for people to want their applications to work across web and mobile devices, so we use development frameworks such as React and React native that enable us to quickly support both platforms.
Our clients use us because of our broad capabilities to successfully deliver complex app and online portal development projects. We have over Eight years of experience in solving all kinds of problems, such as working alongside existing development teams, working with legacy systems to support new app developments, building technically complex features, and bringing together systems, processes and applications with seamless integration. If you have big ideas, find yourself with complex problems and want the very best from an company, then Technothinksup Solutions Ltd can help.

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