What is the difference between Cross-platform development vs Native App development?

Cross-platform technology provides a framework where one source code can be utilized to create the multi-platform application; mainly for iOS & Android. With native app development, we use default language and IDE for both iOS and Android, i.e. Objective-C/Swift with xCode for iOS and JAVA with Android studio for Android.

What platform should we target? iOS/ Android or both?

The answer will be driven by demographics, cost, and speed to market. Our experience tells that most of the European & American clients get the iOS developed first; whereas Asian region clients get the Android developed first.

What will happen to my app with new OS releases in both iOS and Android?

Generally iOS & Android do take care of the old functions so that your application does not stop working when there is a new OS released but still your complete application or a certain part of the application stopped working then you should create the list and contact the development company to get them fixed. The development company may fix the specific issue or have to recode the specific part; as that is completely dependent on how deeply the new OS affects the old application.

How can I make my app successful?

To make the application a success – you must have to review again with what purpose you got the application developed?, Do you have solid marketing strategies for the users you are targeting?, Do you have enough funding to manage the solid marketing? If you have the above answers then based on the answers you can prepare the action plan and reach to the end-users.

I am a non-technical person who wants to build an app. How can you help me?

We do have worked with many non-technical clients in past and we are helping them from all the aspects to having the properly designed product.
You can share each drop in your mind with our Techno-Commercial salesperson; they will suggest you from a technical perspective and even what approach we should proceed with; for the best output.

What is the ballpark cost to create an application?

Each application has their own features and complexity so application development can start from $50,000 to 1 million.

What would be the payment policy?

We divide the complete project into few milestones; so whenever we finish milestone; we send it for client approval. On approval of a specific milestone; the client has to release the payment defined for that milestone.
This way the client do not have to pay big amount together. They see the progress – get satisfied and pay for that portion.
Up front- 50%
Development- 20%
Testing and Launching- 10%

Will I need to test my app fully?

We have the testing team in-house and before submitting to the client we test the things to make sure everything is up to the mark.
But we always encourage our clients to test from their own perspective so that when application go live at that moment they have a complete idea of what is happening. Most of the applications are having Admin Panel also which later on manage by the client or their team so we request them to go through everything before making the things live.

How would you take care of data security?

There are many loopholes in the application from where the application can get hacked. To make our developed application more secure – we use below things: To make the data transmission secure we are using an authentication token system so that input/output does not get hacked.
For making the data storage secured we encrypt the sensitive data.

Would I need to talk with your entire team during project development stage?

We assign project leader to your project who will talk with you on behalf of team and provide you all updates and manage the project till its deployment. The project leader will secure all the communication happened in between you; in the document and send you for your confirmation; on your approval; he will pass to team.

Would you take care of my application once it gets live?

Yes – We do. Once your application goes live then we provide free support for limited time; to make sure your end-users do not get any problem. After that, we provide paid support at very nominal rates.

Should I have website with all features same as application?

There are many application which are not having identical websites so it is not mandatory to have website with same features as application.
Again you can check – If your concepts required and users are demanding it then you can go with website same as your application.

Will my website work and look good in all devices and all desktop OS?

Yes, we will make responsive website with latest css3 to make sure it looks good in all desktop browsers along with all mobile devices and OS.

Do you follow AGILE methodology?

Yes, we follow AGILE methods

How can I track the progress of my project?

We will give you access to project management tool we use along with email/ skype communication to track the progress.

Can I review the code during the development process?

We do not provide source code access before payment completion to protect our rights. We can still give you image of one or two coding files to pleased you and assure you that we follow coding standards.

What technologies do you guys work on?

We work on all latest and trending technologies which include both web and mobile app development.

Web: .Net and all open source platform

Mobile: Native, hybrid & cross-platform

What is your experience in terms of project completion?

We have successfully completed over 50 projects with more than 30 happy clients all over the world.

Do you face any limitations with different time zones of clients?

No – We have worked with clients all over the world with different time zone and we adjust with client to get the job done in very efficient manner.

What is your team strength?

Currently, we have 70+ tech experts working in different technologies.

What type of contracts do you work with? Engagement models?

Five types:
Fixed Bid
Time and Management
Retainer Model
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What is BOOT Model?

BOOT is a form of project financing, wherein a private entity receives a concession from the private or public sector to finance, design, construct, own, and operate a facility stated in the concession contract.

How do you protect our ideas? Do you sign NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement)?

We are ready to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) if you need one and if you do

What are the stages involved in the mobile app development process?

There are five stages in our mobile app development process: The first stage is of planning The second stage is the design wherein we will create designs, character models (2D or 3D), sound effects. The third stage is the development where we build the application’s features. The fourth stage we will test and remove the bugs and errors in the app, if any. The final stage marks the launch of the app followed by the marketing of the app.

Do you only build native apps?

No, our developers are also proficient in hybrid/cross-platforms apps development. We will listen to your requirements and will also suggest you which platform and what type of app development process will be the most advantageous to you.

What do you mean by back-end technology?

In order to make the server, application, and database communicate with each other, back-end development use server-side languages like PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, and .Net to build an application, and tools like MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server to find, save, or change data and serve it back to the user in front-end code.

What do you mean by Front-end technology?

Front-End Developer. The front end of a website is the part that users interact with. Everything that you see when you’re navigating around the Internet, from fonts and colors to dropdown menus and sliders, is a combo of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript being controlled by your computer’s browser.

What types of software do you use for project management?

Jira, Basecamp, Trello

What types of servers do you use?

AWS, Virtual Dedicated Server, Azure server.
What Database do you work with?
Mysql, SQlite, Mongo DB, Oracle

How you will set the time frame to develop an application?

The timeframe for each project defers on these above features and functionalities. Here is an example: Website with the basic feature set would be developed in 240 hours and project with advanced feature sets would take 480 hours and if they are planning to build a robust project it would take 720 hours. Depending on website/ mobile application you can calculate your budget.

What Is an Non-Disclosure Agreement?

An NDA is exactly what its name implies — a legal agreement between two or more parties that
(i) defines certain confidential information that will be disclosed and (ii) imposes a legal obligation on the receiving party to keep that information confidential. NDAs are most commonly used when a business relationship between two companies or individuals requires the sharing of confidential information.

What is Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement?

When you have to share sensitive information, but need to keep things hush-hush, you can use this Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement to lay out the parameters. Use the Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement document if:
You will be sharing proprietary information with another person or organization. You will be given access to proprietary information that belongs to another person or organization.

What do you mean by SOW?

A statement of work (SOW) is a document routinely employed in the field of project management. It defines project-specific activities, deliverables and timelines for a vendor providing services to the client.

Explain MSA?

A master service agreement is a contract reached between parties, in which the parties agree to most of the terms that will govern future transactions or future agreements.

How you set the cost for developing an application?

We set the amount based on hourly rate
Off-shore Development – 25$/hour
Hybrid Development- 75$/hour
(Discover, Design, Quality Assurance and Project Management – Texas or London)(Development, Quality Assurance & Project Management – India)
On Shore Development – 125$/hour

What types of software do you use for project management?

Jira, Basecamp, Trello

What is AI?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. Some of the activities computers with artificial intelligence are designed for include: Speech recognition.

Explain about UX & UI design?

User experience (UX) design is the process of creating products that provide meaningful and personally relevant experiences. This involves the careful design of both a product’s usability and the pleasure consumers will derive from using it. User interface (UI) is everything designed into an information device with which a person may interact. This can include display screens, keyboards, a mouse, and the appearance of a desktop. It is also the way through which a user interacts with an application or a website.

What are the steps followed in UX & UI designing?

Instead of Research on Google, do Research from Users
Build User Persona
Create User Stories/Scenario Map/Sitemap
Create User Stories/Scenario Map/Sitemap
Start creating Wireframes and Interaction Prototypes
Flow Validation
Choosing the Style of the Interface
UI, visual design and deliver
Metrics Analysis

What are the steps followed in development Process?

Screening the Idea
Testing the Concept
Business Analytics
Beta/Marketability Tests
Technicalities and Project Development
Post Launch Review and Perfect Pricing