iPhone and iPad App Development
With the recent releases of the latest iPhone and the iPad, Apple have made sure that these two revolutionary device will still be more popular than ever in 2010. Over 200,000 apps have now been released and downloaded over 5 billion times by users.
Why does my business / organisation need an app?
Apps are being developed for lots of different reasons. For some organisations, there is a need to be seen to be keeping up with modern technology. For others, it is a more effective marketing channel to reach the younger, more economically active, segment of the market with their brand. Last of all, as apps are mobile, they can provide functionality for their users that is simply not possible once people are away from home. It really allows them to take their home computer around with them, keeping their contacts, photographs, calendar and much more with them. As the devices also have cameras in, photos can be taken and shared with ease.
What types of apps can you develop?
The technology and hardware is constantly evolving, allowing us to create a range of different apps and keep up to date. The latest trends include the use of Augmented Reality (AR), contact sharing, e-commerce, mapping and more. We can connect the app to parts of your existing website too, so that app users can either browse parts of your site, such as the latest news, register for further details or even carry out a purchase through their phone.
Are your apps iPad compatibile?
Yes but we do recommend that if you are considering an iPad version of your app, that you use a custom design to take into account the larger screensize that the iPad offers.With more space and higher screen resolution, your iPad app can almost resemble an online magazine, with embedded videos to watch, gallery slideshows of images and much more.
What platform should we be aiming for?
Currently, there are three major players in the mobile app market, Apple with their iPhone and iPad, Google with their Android system and then Blackberry. We can develop for all platforms but whether you choose all three or just one to produce an app for depends on your budget and also your target market. We can advise which would be the best solution for you, based on your project, then also offer options like a mobile-optimised site as well as SMS campaigns to back this up.
What alternatives are there to apps?
We can create apps for the Google Android operating system and for Blackberry devices, as well as mobile sites which can be viewed on a larger range of devices. Visit our mobile application section to find out more about mobile site development.