The app market is booming, smartphone and tablet users are spending more and more time with new apps. Retailers are looking for new ways to communicate with their target group.
An application is not just an app as there are significant differences in the mobile space as well. Before we start developing apps for Android or iOS, we need to discuss some important points and clarify the requirements. ComputerButler is always on your side with its experienced team. So we can not only code the application, but also provide a complete value chain with all services including the subsequent marketing.
If you want the application to be programmed by ComputerButler Berlin, we first need to clarify which application it should be.
There are three options here: native apps, hybrid apps, and web apps without a native framework.
Before we program the application, you have to choose one of these options, which of course affects the user interaction and the possible range of functions.
In practice, hybrid apps are better than configured browser apps. They deliver content only from the provider.
If you want to have applications developed for Android or iOS, this can also be done as a ?native application? The advantage of programming such applications is that it is implemented directly in the programming language suitable for the system, i.e. for iOS or Android. If you have a programmed application, the Software Development Kit (SDK) is often used.
Web applications without their own database are another option for programming the application. This software runs directly in the browser, mainly in HTML5 or Java, and can work largely independently of the actual platform. The programmed application is definitely not an obstacle for us, as we know all three options well. We are happy to advise you individually and recommend a solution that promises you the greatest success!
For your business to succeed, you must first analyze existing problems to determine that a newly developed application can be a good solution to the problem. Independent of the cost of the application, you need to perform a competitive analysis. For example, check if your competitors already have similar applications that may work offline. Currently, there are many individual applications, so it is possible that an already developed application already gives your company this added value.
This phase of analysis can help you better identify each type of project and make your application development cost estimate more realistic. Depending on the problem, we will work together to find a suitable solution.
If you want to have an application developed, for example to improve your business, you should be familiar with the fact that there are different operating systems for these applications. You should know exactly whether you want an application created for a specific or heterogeneous operating system. The costs here are different. In addition, the price depends on how many operating systems the application is created for. We recommend that you make this dependent on your budget. Of course, the best solution is an application that can be used by all operating systems. In the end, the costs are a bit higher, but you avoid further follow-up costs in the future.
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First of all, a rough schedule of upcoming tasks is drawn up, which is supplemented or modified as implementation progresses.
The customer provides the design team with information about his company, the products and the market situation. Which competitors appear on the market? What are the company's favoured offers in its product range? Which market development is to be expected, which goals does the customer pursue?
All these questions determine the choice of functionalities that are implemented and represented by the software and the design.
The scope of the offer and the functions of the design are created, content and requirements for its presentation are implemented and initially implemented on a preliminary basis. The team formulates structural and strategic alternatives to offer the client decision-making options and additional elements for the website. A market analysis completes the project so that the client objectively assesses the positioning of his company in the market, presents his brand according to the segment.
Based on the information of the analysis, a design draft is created. The company is to be presented in a personalized way, the web technology and an adequate user guidance are implemented. The functionalities of the page are also captured in the design as a whole. The software is created in its basic structures and architecture.
Programming begins, defined functions and each component of the design are translated into a concrete program code and executed. If there is a corresponding need, a graphical user interface is set up in addition to the program. This makes it easier for the user to handle the program for testing purposes.
The text editorial team creates the content, photos and graphic elements are added. Optimization for search engines and translations are further aspects of the design of the web presence.
The results are made available to the customer for interim acceptance. Upon approval, the software is implemented. The customer's existing test environment is the basis for the installation. If necessary, an adequate environment can also be realized by the provider.
The project is integrated into the existing conditions and modified if necessary. At this point of the project development the interaction with operating systems is optimized, databases are set up and the communication with other applications of the customer is realized.
Adaptation and integration into the hardware and software constellation is the condition for smooth operation and integrated functionality even of the newly added components.
All functions and components are now analyzed within the framework of a test plan and corrected if necessary. Any weaknesses identified are to be modified, and the test run is repeated until the problem-free runability of the application is guaranteed.
Integrated modules and special solutions requested by the customer are tested for their function. The display in different browsers and also on various end devices is tested and adapted.
Once all test procedures have been satisfactorily completed and the necessary corrections and adjustments have been made, acceptance by the customer takes place. This phase of the project also serves to record final changes and additions until finally all components of the software function smoothly. After all, the preparation of the content, the desired enhancements and conversions should meet the customer's expectations.
Even after successful realization of the project, it is important for us to obtain feedback from the customer. Often it is not until day-to-day operation that it is discovered that components should still be added or improvements are possible. If questions arise, we are always available to our customers and welcome cooperation even beyond the end of the project.