Your users have all become increasingly mobile, so your applications have to follow. Few applications today are successful without providing interfaces accessible from any device, anywhere. However, with the variety of devices available today, having the right mobile development strategy and a team to execute it are critical to sustainability and scalability.
Today’s highly competitive talent market makes it hard to find good mobile developers. It’s even harder to find developers that work to truly understand your business and have the ability to also develop your back-end systems and seamlessly integrate the two together into a cohesive end-user experience. Our mobile engineering teams bring extensive front-end and back-end development experience across a wide-array of development platforms to support you in making the right technology choices and bring your application to life.
We listen actively to truly understand your business and identify your mobile technology requirements.
We work with you to design and engage a tailored team with experience in the mobile technologies you need.
We build great software together, with our team seamlessly integrated into your development process.
As more and more users are interacting with systems from their mobile devices, it has become increasingly important for user interfaces to adapt to these smaller screens without losing their effectiveness or diminishing the user experience. Our front-end developers work closely with you to identify what elements of your application are critical for each device experience, and then build elegant designs to deliver a seamless user experience across the full range of mobile device form factors.
Whenever we design an application that will be accessed from a variety of devices, our process starts with listening. Your designers meet with you to identify which elements of the user experience need to be kept, which ones need to be modified, and which ones need to be removed as the user moves through the various device form factors.
This information is then used to shape the design constraints applied to the largest screen version of the application. We always design with the end in mind, so your design team looks to ensure that design elements can effectively translate throughout all the various screen sizes. They also consider device types themselves, and plan for differences in user experience created by different input devices like a mouse, trackpad, or touch screen.
We use an iterative design process to give you ample opportunity to shape the design the way you want it. We work closely with you to present alternatives and explore your ideas. We always explain in clear terms why different design options were chosen so you can understand the constraints, both technical and functional, that affect the design, and then choose your design path accordingly.
Finally, as the screens for each device type take shape, we round off the implementation by designing smooth transition points between screen size.
The technologies and options for building and deploying apps are rapidly growing and maturing as the mobile market continues to expand. Responsive web applications can work almost anywhere now, but there are many times your business needs to deliver a native app experience. However, building separate apps on every mobile platform you support can be cost prohibitive and time consuming.
Using a hybrid app development platform like PhoneGap or Cordova allows you to manage a single codebase and still deploy your app across all major device platforms with ease. Developing a hybrid app also allows you to prove your concept quickly in the market, before you make a bigger investment in native app development. Our team of mobile experts can help you determine when to use a hybrid approach over native app development, and then work with you to design, develop, and deploy an app that delivers an easy-to-use, native-like experience to your customers, regardless of the device they are using.
Whether you’re prototyping a new concept and need to get it built and deployed fast, or you’re building your next business app, our development teams have experience designing and deploying hybrid apps. We take the time to fully understand your business and your objectives for the app, and then work with you to efficiently build, test, and deploy it.
If you want to get to market fast, use widely accessible technologies, and maintain a cost-effective codebase while still delivering seamless, easy to use mobile experiences across a wide variety of devices, Schedule a Conversation with us to see how a hybrid mobile development approach can work for you.
If your business applications are already built on the Microsoft® technology stack, building mobile apps in native or hybrid platforms introduces additional complexities and costs, since you have to add skills and technologies in order to support and maintain them. The Xamarin platform allows you to build cross-platform mobile apps using the same familiar Microsoft® languages, tools, and infrastructure you have already invested in.
Our Xamarin experts can help you design and build native-like mobile experiences to run on iOS, Android, and Windows phones and integrate them into the rest of your application landscape. You can keep your development and support costs down without jeopardizing your ability to reach your end-users on their device of choice.
Our Xamarin developers always start by understanding your business and app requirements and looking at them in the context of your overall application landscape. The next step is to define all the components of the desired application and where they reside in your overall eco-system. With this blueprint in hand, our team can then design, build, test, and deploy the app, integrating it with your existing systems where required.
Developing your apps in Xamarin results in only one codebase to maintain, no matter how many different mobile platforms you choose to support. Because the code is written using the C# programming language, it’s easier to maintain in Microsoft® enviornments, but because the code compiles to native mobile code for deployment it performs like native apps.
If you want to maintain a Microsoft®-centric development environment and build seamless, mobile user-experiences, Schedule a Conversation with us to see how Xamarin can work for you.
We didn’t know how to even approach building our system with its two mobile apps. Covalience quickly grasped what we wanted to do and helped us figure out what was needed to get it done. Throughout the project they communicated clearly in ways we could understand, without a lot of “tech talk”, making the process accessible for us.Tom Moucka
While hybrid development can be used to build almost any app today, sometimes you still need to develop native iOS apps. You may not be able to access the iOS device functionality you need through the hybrid platform or you need the optimized performance of running native. When you need to develop native, you want a team that is current on the latest developments and capabilities within the iOS eco-system.
At Covalience, our mobile engineers are constantly researching and experimenting with the latest developments for designing and building iOS apps. When you need to build an iOS app, you can depend on our developers to help you get it built right, with the right balance between time to market and long-term maintainability.
Our iOS developers use Swift to build apps because of its improved productivity and maintainability over Objective C. Whatever Apple® platform your app needs to run on — iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS —we can build it with Swift. Our developers are also experienced in Objective C, as many older apps are built with it and still need to be updated or maintained.
With Apple®’s ever-growing popularity, having well-designed, high-performing iOS apps is essential to engaging your customers. Having a team that understands the importance of that user experience and how it ties back into your business goals is critical to delivering a great native iOS app. Our mobile development team gives you both. Schedule a Conversation with us to see how our iOS development team can help you.
Android is rapidly growing in the market, especially outside the United States, and it can’t be ignored. Given its wider array of supported devices and screen sizes, it presents unique challenges in building seamless user experiences for your apps and integrating with phone features. With Android apps being built to run on JVM technology, finding good developers with experience in Java ― or the newer Kotlin ― can be difficult.
You want a team that is current on the latest developments and capabilities within the Android ecosystem. As always at Covalience, our mobile engineers are constantly researching and experimenting with the latest developments for designing and building Android apps. You can depend on our developers to help you get it built right, with balance between time to market and long-term maintainability.
Our team will work with you to gain a deep understanding of your objectives and business requirements, and then determine the best design for your app, from front-end user experience all the way through the back-end processing and database. This includes taking into account local data storage on the device and synchronization on the back-end, even when connectivity has been lost.
Our team is always looking to improve your Android app development. To keep your app current and easily maintainable, as well as to ensure you can leverage the latest innovations, we stay current on new developments within the Android SDK and other plug-ins. Using Android Studio, we’re able to speed up development and extend your app into wearable devices. Once your app is ready, we help you get it through the publishing process so it can be downloaded from the Google Play store.
With Android’s ever-growing global popularity, having well-designed, high-performing Android apps is essential to engaging your customers. Having a team that understands the importance of that user experience and how it ties back into your business goals is critical to delivering a great native Android app. Our mobile development team gives you both. Schedule a Conversation with us to see how our Android development team can help you.
Mobile development is never “one size fits all”, so we provide flexible options for engaging with our engineers. Whether you need a team for a specific project or an ongoing partnership to complement your existing team, our engagement architects can help you define, design, and implement the right team.
Covalience always took the time to listen to us and understand what we wanted and then asked great questions to guide our product development. With Covalience driving our software engineering, we didn’t have to worry about product development and could focus on building the business and executing our sales and marketing plans.