Native Mobile Apps
Maybe your app idea is something that needs to be built completely from the ground up. Our Custom App process is perfect for you and your needs. Based upon your prototype/wireframe, our design team will develop visual mockups and a workflow document detailing integrations, content collected, and the handling of information for every page.
We will keep you informed every step of the way, creating the app of your dreams in a transparent and effective way. When it’s time to launch, you can rest easy knowing the development has been just the way you wanted and the app is even better than you envisioned.
Native Mobile Apps by Stingray
The App Development Process
Mobile App Consultation
Every Mobile App starts off with a consultation to verify that your idea for an app creates value for consumers, that your idea is possible to be made into an app, that your app will provide continued value so people will keep using it over and over, and most importantly, that your app can generate revenue or cut costs. We want to ensure that customers getting apps thoroughly understand who they are developing it for, what the main purpose of the app is, how the app will accomplish fulfilling the need for the main purpose, and that you have a plan to generate a Return On Investment from the app.
Mobile App Development
Now that we have a Mobile App Prototype done, we begin coding the app. The development of most native mobile apps is a three-to-six-month process, depending on the size and complexity of the app. We do a review when the design is coded to verify it matches the prototype and another review when the app is finished. After the initial build of the mobile app and a private internal review with you, we begin testing.
Alpha and Beta testing are each 2-week periods, where you will choose up to 5-20 people to go through and test every feature of the mobile app. We’re trying to break the app or find functionality that doesn’t work so that we can ensure your app is without flaws when we release it in the Apple & Android stores.
Mobile App Prototypes & Wireframes
Your Prototype & Wireframe is the first step in getting a custom native mobile app. The prototype and wireframe document serves as the blueprint for our team, or any other app coding team, for what you want your app to look like and how you want it to function.
This is a critical item that should not be taken lightly. Our team ensures your prototype has every page, setting, and smallest detail included in it. This makes certain that your actual app will be built how you want it to and perform the way you intended it to.
What is covered in a Prototype & Wireframe?
Like the blueprints and mockups of a house or building, we cover EVERYTHING. Looks, functionality, position, animation, transitions, specialty features, your purpose, your intended audience, platforms it will be on, and how you will generate revenue or save on costs are all detailed. Building an app is like building software, it is very complex and that are multiple opportunities for miscommunication and mistakes. We really want to prevent those from happening, so our package will include:
- Exactly what every page is going to look like
- What every page is going to do
- How it’s going to function
- Where it’s going to send its data
- How it’s going to pull its data
- How it’s going to connect to its database
- And more.
Ready to start on your Native App?
Mobile App Maintenance
Every native app should have ongoing maintenance. Apps are very complex, with numerous integrations, connections, and thousands of lines of code. That code evolves every day as well as the operating systems that the apps work on.
At a minimum, EVERY app should be rebuilt and re-submitted at least once a year to allow the coding to update and to check for coding glitches when the new operating systems are released from Apple and Android. We offer this service to anyone that has a native app. Many times, having this annual update will resolve many glitches, bugs, and crashes if your app is experiencing that.
We also offer ongoing monthly maintenance plans and recommend for anyone with a native mobile app to purchase it. Apps often have random bugs that develop, have new features that you want to add, or just need basic upkeep on the database and code for the app. We offer a 5 hour and a 10 hour a month package to help cover these different situations. Custom plans are also advanced for apps that have a lot of usage and demands.
Mobile App Financing
Mobile App Development is expensive. We know it. Unfortunately, we already charge the lowest rates we can to our clients, but with most apps taking 300-600 hours to build, the rates can only be adjusted so much.
However, we are happy to offer our clients that want to get an app built in-house financing to help you.
We finance apps on a:
- 6-month payment plan
- 12-month payment plan
- or a 24-month payment plan.
If you are interested in learning more about financing your new mobile app, let us know during the discovery process and we can answer your questions about it and ensure it is included in your development proposal.