Mobile and Web Apps
An app can represent great business opportunities for any company wanting to give their customers a more refined browsing experience on mobile devices. Mobile applications also offer a great opportunity to streamline business processes and increase productivity. At Blaze Concepts we design and build apps for iOS (Apple iPhone/iPad), Android, and Windows, often supported by a web based portals for content management and further administrative requirements. We manage all aspects of the process from interface design to app development, testing, submission to app stores, and ongoing maintenance to ensure the app is optimised for each new OS (Operating System) release.
Strategy & Concept
The initial phase of any mobile app development process is answering the question "what is the purpose of the app?" from the company and user perspective. This might be obvious or it might require a detailed specification to clarify how to conceptualise the functionality to ensure successful delivery. This includes both proposing features based on what is possible form a technical perspective and what users will desire and expect.
User Experience Design
The goal of the User Experience and design phase is to deliver a mobile app that is intuitive, easy to use and stunningly beautiful. When the flow of the app is clear, we experiment with different design styles and compare with the competition to ensure the app stands out. The result is a stunning mobile design that achieves it's functional goal whilst staying true to the company's brand identity and guidelines.
Development & Optimisation
For all aspects of the development process we apply an iterative process allowing for a more flexible and efficient workflow. We develop for range of platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Phone and desktop browsers) using native languages if necessary or developed as a web app which is then refined for each required platform to ensure the best user experience for all users.
Evaluation & Analytics
It is important to allow the app evolve over time. User needs change and new technical possibilities come to market. No matter how well the concept of the mobile app is planned from the outset there are often surprises along the way as we learn how users actually use the app and what features they truly love. We monitor this by implementing various analytical tools to analyse and evaluate app usage in order to refine and evolve the perfect solution for your business.
For some examples of our work, explore the App Development tab within our portfolio.
Read our case study on the iPad and Web Portal business app we developed for CHASE Consulting.