Mobile App Design

App Design South Africa

App Design South Africa done professionally for mobiles.

Looking for the best digital marketing and most affordable app design solutions in South Africa? Look no further! Our team of expert app designers in South Africa is dedicated to providing top-notch services at competitive prices. We understand the importance of quality and strive to maintain excellence in everything we do.

Our process begins by helping clients define the scope of their project and breaking down complex technical jargon into simple, understandable terms. From there, we take your idea and transform it into an elegant mobile app that truly captures its essence.

But our services don’t end there. We believe in helping our clients maximize their return on investment, which is why we also offer assistance with digital marketing. We’ll help you promote your app and ensure it reaches the hands of your target audience.

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Once the UX/UI of the application has been decided on, Planning of the development becomes the next phase. Before actual development/programming efforts start, you will have to:

  1. Define the technical architecture,
  2.  Pick a technology stack, and
  3.  Define the development milestones.

Given the advancement in technology, we need to factor in a scope of mobile app development that includes technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Taking such a technological approach will enable your app to provide atypical, rich user experiences. Thus, greatly differentiating your app from those existing in the market and your company from its competitors.

Three Phases of Development:

  1. Back-end/Server Technology,
  2. API(s)
  3. Mobile App Front-End.

Back-End/Server Technology

This includes database and server-side objects needed to support mobile app functionality. If you are using an existing back-end platform, you might require modifications for your new mobile product.

API

An Application Programming Interface (API) is a method of communication between the app and a back-end server/database. Leveraging microservice-based architecture with proper encryption standards allows companies to create a scalable and secured interface for data exchange between the front-end and back-end of mobile apps.

Mobile App Front-End

The front-end is the native mobile app an end-user installs and interacts with on their mobile devices. In most cases, mobile apps consist of interactive user experiences that rely on real-time data and require network connectivity between app’s front-end and back-end. In some cases, app’s might require to work offline and utilize data storage on the mobile device.

There are four major development approaches when building mobile applications. We will assist you in choosing the best suited approach.

Native mobile applications are written in the platform’s programming language and frameworks and run directly on the operating system of the device such as iOS and Android. Native mobile apps provide best performance and user experience.

Cross-platform native mobile applications can be written in a range of programming languages and frameworks, and then compiled into a native application that runs on the device’s operating system. Cross-platform mobile apps are a good fit for simpler mobile applications that don’t require native device features and apps don’t have to be updated as soon as new OS frameworks are released.

Hybrid mobile applications are built with standard web technologies, including JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5, and then bundled as app installation packages. A web container offers a browser runtime and a bridge for native device APIs using Apache Cordova. Hybrid mobile applications are a good option for companies that want to repurpose existing web applications and have a moderate budget.

Progressive web applications provide an alternative approach to traditional mobile app development that sidesteps app store delivery and app installations. They are web applications that use browser capabilities including working offline, running a background process, and adding a link to the device home screen. This creates an ‘app like’ user experience. PWAs are a good option for apps that have limited functionality and require working offline.

Mobile app development can require integration with external APIs, allowing them to rapidly integrate, use, and consume the most common capabilities into their application.

These include:

    Single and Multi-factor authentication services for user sign-up / sign-in

    Push notifications

    Payment processing

    Location tracking

    Analytics for tracking user engagement

    Social media integration

    Media access

    Cloud data storage

    Chat integration

    CRM connectivity

    Voice and conversational bots

Mobile technologies advance much faster with new versions of mobile platforms. Furthermore, new mobile devices are released every few months. With platforms and devices rapidly changing, agility is essential to launch mobile apps within timelines and budgets. Defining development milestones as part of the agile development plan supports developing your mobile application in iteration. If time-to-market is a priority, use an agile development approach.

During the development stage, mobile app developers can use version control solutions like GitHub to manage and share source code with other app developers on the team. Prior to starting mobile development, our team can establish a procedure for managing source code and generating app development builds for app QA testing.

After each development milestone, the mobile app is passed on to the app testing team for validation. Include crash tracking and log reporting through programs like Sentry and Crashlytics. This will benefit in troubleshooting technical errors generated while using your app.

    “There is more than one programming language and technology stack for building mobile apps – the key is to pick the technology stack that is best suited for your mobile app.”

Application should go through vigorous testing before launch

Performing thorough quality assurance (QA) testing during the mobile app development process makes applications stable, usable and secure. To ensure comprehensive QA testing of your mobile apps, we first need to prepare test cases that address all aspects of app testing.

Similar to how use cases drive the process of mobile app development, test cases drive mobile app testing. Test cases guide our team to perform test steps, record test results for software quality evaluation, and track fixes for retesting. A best practice approach is involving our QA team in the Analysis and Design stages. Our familiarity with your app’s functional requirements and objectives will help produce accurate test cases. Many companies also prefer test driven development and test automation. This requires additional efforts in developing and maintaining tests, and our engineering team will have to weigh in on the pros and cons of implementing testing automation.

Mobile technologies

  • User Experience Testing
  • Functional Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Device and Platform Testing

Not only do we customise applications, but we also ensure seamless integration with other existing systems within your organization. Our expertise covers both internal and external organizational procedures, allowing us to solve any IT-related problems you may encounter.

Rest assured, our efficient delivery process ensures timely project completion without compromising on superior quality. We work closely with our customers to understand their specific requirements, implement the perfect solution, and rigorously test the end product.

Choose us to develop your next app in South Africa and experience the expertise of the leading app company in the country.

Contact us today to get started!”

 

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