iOS

Apps written in Objective-C, Swift or using Xamarin for iPhones, iPad and Apple Watch

Android

Get your app out there for the worlds biggest mobile platform on phones and tablets

Xamarin

If you want native, with the advantage of code sharing between iOS and Android, choose Xamarin

Upfront Thinking

Explore what apps can and can't do. Both Apple and Google have guidelines on what is acceptable for their app stores.

Features

Push notifications, iBeacons, HomeKit, app permissions, maps, in-app purchases, ... Understand them and how easily they can be implemented.

UI and UX

User Interface and User Experience. There are standard ways of working on each platform. Good apps respect these. Bad apps ignore them.

Testing

Testing is crucial for a solid app and the success of your app.

Release

Make sure your app release goes smoothly. Get the low down on metadata, review times and help during that launch period.

Support

Get support for your new app, or for your existing apps developed elsewhere.

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From my blog

iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts

on September 17, 2018

Siri shortcuts may turn out to be one of the most impactful new features in iOS 12. In short they allow users to assign a spoken phrase of their choosing to quickly take a specific action in an app. It’s easy to think of shortcuts which could be added to an app. To get you started here are some examples. Restaurant app: Quickly start a booking for the user’s favourite restaurant.

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Questions to ask a potential developer

on March 3, 2018

Finding the right someone to develop an app for you or your client isn’t easy. Here are some questions to ask them to improve your chances of making the right choice. One. What apps have you got on the App Store and Google Play? Your potential developer should be able to point to some apps they’ve published. Even if they are new to working with clients they should have written an app for themselves.

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Get some expert advice

on February 16, 2018

A common scenario: “We are an award winning agency and have the go ahead to develop an app for a fantastic client. We haven’t developed a mobile app before but out client wants one and we should give it a go.” What happens all too frequently is that an agency goes through discovery, creates mockups and specs an app. All without anyone involved who has been on app project before.

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What iOS and Android versions should my app support?

on December 1, 2017

A question to ask, ideally before you start coding: “What operating systems should I support?” Let’s look at some popular apps: App Min iOS Min Android Facebook 8.0+ 4.1 Twitter 9.0+ 4.0 iA Writer 10.0+ 4.0 Buffer 10.0 2.2 1Password 11.0 4.0 (Note: for Android it can be a little tricky to quickly find out the minimum version required for the latest version of the app just by looking on Google Play)

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The Apps

If I work with you on your next project it will be as part of your team, not as a third party. Many of the companies I work with don't want to publicise the fact development isn't in-house. Get in contact to see some of the great apps I've worked on.