Beautiful, Interactive Mobile Apps
BRAVE has a highly skilled team of mobile app developers and consultants, proficient in iPhone and Android native hybrid apps as well as professional web apps that make your site mobile.
With increasing difficulties in organic rankings in Google, mobile apps are a way to truly interact and be adored by your customers – putting your organisation in their pocket. Our mobile app development team can open up opportunities to engage your audience, heightening the value perception of your brand.
BRAVE can develop mobile apps for the Apple App Store and Google Play’s Android market using a variety of technology methods including native, hybrid, HTML5, web apps and responsive websites. All we need to do is hear your awesome ideas and refer you to the functionality, technology platform and pricing that suits you.
Whether you’re looking for iOS or Android development services, or simply a responsive website or application, BRAVE can create solutions your customers won’t put down. Our app development process is very similar to our standard or open source development delivery. BRAVE will construct a strategic roadmap from defining your goals and users’ needs – focusing on user experience and intelligent functional and system integration. We deliver apps that stick.
We begin by outlining the mobile strategy your business has and providing experienced consultancy to confirm the right technology needed to serve your users. From this we can confirm a basic requirements document.
At this stage we can throw more chefs in the broth and use our extensive UX and big brand experience to assure the mobile app we deliver will provide an engaging brand experience. This can help define the user personas and content required to make a successful mobile application.
With the persona base and technology confirmed, we can begin scoping the functionality of your mobile or responsive web app. Through this audit we agree on individual page functions, building a page-by-page hierarchical map to envision the final product navigation.
After all navigational and functional roadblocks have been eradicated; we’ll have a working prototype in mind that we can begin designing. By doing so, you’ll have confidence from the outset that your killer ideas are all able to come to life with a lick of paint!
At the design phase, we’ll begin to wireframe the layout of each page on the hierarchical sitemap, inserting the core functions and navigation. You’ll also have the opportunity for us to build a working prototype, which we can run extensive user testing on before investing design and development time.
Many apps and responsive websites fail to meet their potential by simply having poor user journeys and no testing before launch. While we’re immensely experienced in design, we’ve seen small changes like the text placed on a button actually double goal conversions.
All designs will be completed and uploaded online so you can login, annotate and work through versions until we have the perfect design for you.
Our mobile app developers work by breaking down the designs and applying them to the prototype framework defined in our project planning. We work through all the system integration, collaborating with any external parties required until the app or responsive website is ready to enter quality assurance.
Whether you team up with our Android or iPhone developers, or responsive web application developers, we all work using the agile development approach. This is where an individual is responsible for taking a project component through planning, development and running it through quality assurance until it is completed. Breaking the development down like this delivers a solid product that you can rely on.
After the agile app development is complete, we will run the whole system through quality assurance and app acceptance testing. This is to ensure everything we agreed on in the planning and design phase has been adhered to, and that you’ll have a professional engaging application.
Our app developers will then provide you with a working prototype that you can download onto your device or in the case of a responsive website, securely login and view to test and sign off.
For responsive web apps, we can simply run through a standard launch phase and publish it online once all parties are happy. We work through a web standards checklist to make all the code is optimised and search engine ready.
In terms of releasing an app on Google’s Play Store (Android Marketplace), it is generally live within a few hours. Releasing apps developed for iOS on the Apple App Store can take a few weeks to go through Apple’s quality assurance and guidelines.
Post launch we’re here to help make sure all goes smoothly, all you have to worry about is showing off your new site.
Client: Days Out With Kids
Objective: To provide a web based business directory of attractions and events specifically targeting families with children via mobile iOS, Android, Windows Mobile & BlackBerry interfaces.
Results: A beautiful iOS and Android app heavily integrated with Facebook’s open graph including logging in, checking in to places and sharing favorite locations. An admin tool was also created to manage attraction details for both Day Out with Kids staff and the attractions themselves.