Mobile App Development

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

Mobile App Development

Look in the right places, and you’ll see evidence that we’re living in the science fiction future we were promised. A mobile phone with computing facilities is an incredible piece of technology that we’re coming to take for granted. For some time now, people in the UK have used smartphones more than desktop or laptop computers to access the internet. And that’s a game-changer. Here’s what that means in practice according to figures from research by Deloitte in 2016:

  • 45% of people now use 4G, a figure that’s doubled in 12 months.
  • A third of people use mobiles while watching TV or talking with friends.
  • A third of people (half of 18-24 year olds) check their phones for social media messages late at night in bed.
  • A third of smartphone users don’t make conventional voice calls in a given week.

Figures like those have some big implications for mobile app development companies. At this point in the 21st century, people accept without question that their smartphones are a way of connecting with the world wherever they are, whatever time it is, and while they’re doing other things. Put all that together and it follows that there’s considerable untapped potential for brand engagement, online sales, and customer service – and mobile apps happen to be a fantastic way to achieve all of those objectives while offering major user benefits.

Creating Compelling Mobile Apps

There are a variety of technical challenges to fulfilling the promise of mobile apps, not least because most people expect them to be easier to use than a standard web app. A consistent and high-quality user experience is paramount and that is a design hurdle even some of the biggest names in tech have failed at before now. The good news is that means we can learn from their mistakes. We abide by a trio of straightforward principles in designing mobile apps…they are our mantra:

  • Create an engaging experience that draws you in.
  • Must be simple to use.
  • It has to be at least as fast as your attention span.

Getting it Right

Being sure just what you are setting out to achieve is critical. We will happily support you in making those decisions – our breadth and depth of experience means we know just what questions to ask and when to ask them, and exactly what is technically attainable for the budget you are working with.

Above anything else, we want to do something that could only exist in mobile app form. Often that means making use of a mobile’s built-in features, such as the camera or GPS chip – you will have seen and maybe already use engaging and time-saving apps that utilise those facilities, whether to find a hotel room or order a pizza. Business-focused apps can be just as effective at solving some of the problems you or people in your network encounter professionally. Get the format and interface right, and you can hit that magic spot which explains why mobile app users spend as much as 4 times longer using a mobile app than they would on a mobile website.

Using tried and tested Microsoft technologies, we’ll construct a system that will work on any of the major mobile platforms: Android, iOS, and Windows. It’s a cost-effective means of delivering the versatility and reliability your customers will expect thanks to the other digital tech that is a ubiquitous part of their lives.

Naturally, you will be the owner of the intellectual property (IP) in the mobile app, and we will provide both full training in its nuances, and ongoing support as necessary. On top of that, we will also offer a hosting solution as part of the package, since we have invested in excellent resources which more and more of our customers are happy to take advantage of – it’s a road that we don’t recommend going down unless you truly need to, as we do.

Mobile app development services such as ours can be an incredible asset to a business like yours. It may be that you and your team have already created a vision of what role a mobile app can play in your business future. Or perhaps it’s something you’re considering with no clear outcome at this point. In either case, we would be more than happy to hear from you, call us now on +44 (0)800 133 7948 for a free no-obligation consultation.

Case Studies

Sigma-Aldrich

To show our mobile application technology in action Atlas used the Atlas Framework to create an Android based solution that scanned a range of items and generated reporting via a .NET web application. Our customer was delighted and work commenced building a web based inventory management solution that would go on to replace the entire system currently used.

Haley Group

Atlas recommended that Android based hardware be used as a direct replacement for the existing proprietary scanning technology. This allowed Hayley Group to use a wide range of hardware from a range of vendors as they saw fit. Moreover, the Android platform provided an extensible and robust platform to create a new inventory management system for the future.

The mobile devices are capable of creating pick lists from the millions of items in stock. However, Internet isn’t readily available across all customer branches and so an offline mode was required. This allows users of the mobile device to generate pick lists and then synchronise their orders when they come back online at a later time.

Our work

Two of our recent software projects, see Our Work for more Case Studies.

Industries & Customers

We have worked closely with a range of industries and truly understand that no two customers or businesses are exactly alike. This is why we tailor our services and technology to our customers specific business needs.

Our varied and extensive industry knowledge ensures that our software development team are perfectly placed to understand and deliver value to your business quickly and efficiently.

Finance

Pharmaceutical

Inventory Management

Manufacturing

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Startups

Customer testimonials

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