Mobile App Development

Mobile Apps and Applications

Palm Beach Software Design has expertise in a number of development approaches for custom software and application creation for all mobile devices including phones, tablets, and embedded devices. 

We can use one of two methods to create your mobile application: Native or SaaS implementations.

With Native code, we create a complete mobile application, and it is installed from an app-store. The programming and executable code will live on the device permanently (until the user deletes the app).

Our SaaS-based (Software as a Service) application development model allows users to log-in to a business’s tailored app without having to download anything onto the user’s device. In other words, we build a very “light-weight” program that will host a web-application on the device. 

Mobile Applications are increasingly deployed by general business concerns to leverage the use of tablets and smartphones by many different types of personnel, from sales to production to distribution. Full desktop applications are scaled to critical path operations for mobile field use including:

  • Automated Sales Presentations
  • eCommerce and Shopping Cart Applications
  • Automatic Population of Forms
  • Secure Connection to Centralized CRM and Sales Tracking systems
  • Easily implemented tracking and deployment of goods
  • Real-Time GPS tracking
  • In-App Messaging
  • Social Media Connections

Native and Cross-Platform (Hybrid) Development

Native development means the creation of separate applications for each mobile platform. That is, you need to develop an application for iOS and another one for Android. Then the applications will be uploaded to the particular platform stores for download and use by the general public, or it may be an internally used app with restricted installation policies for “employees only”, for example.

Benefits of Native Application Development

  • Advanced Design Options
  • Support for all Device Features - GPS, Accelerometers, Camera, etc.
  • Fastest Response Time as opposed to a SaaS application
  • Complete Control of the Screen
  • Extra Debugging and Update Work Required for Each Platform
  • Must be distributed through the App Store
  • Longer Development Time (each platform stands alone)
  • Higher Development Costs

Cross-Platform, or Hybrid Mobile App Development is the creation of a common code base for two or more mobile platforms (iOS and Android, for example). There will be a translator that converts this hybrid code to run “natively” on the intended device.

Benefits of Cross-Platform or Hybrid Development

  • Single Codebase for common operations
  • Easier Debugging (only debug one codebase for multiple implementations)
  • Fastest Development Time
  • Fastest Debugging/Updates
  • Lower Cost
  • Cannot Control all Aspects of the Screen
  • May Run Slower

Our Mobile Development Process

Virtually any series of tasks routinely completed during the business day can be accomplished on mobile delivery platforms including Windows, Android, and iOS for Apple utilizing a custom-designed mobile business application.

Many companies find their mobile application development “go to” team at Palm Beach Software because our Windows/Android/iOS expertise and project management experience go beyond software to encompass day-to-day business function concerns. We go out of our way to make sure that we have a very detailed understanding of what needs to be done and then, we go one step further. We also ask about business issues we’ve encountered on similar applications that have not yet been raised because we have been professionally designing software that solves business problems for years.

We consult as we go, making sure that every base is covered. Our principals are personally accountable to C-level client management to make sure that the client company’s needs are met. We are flexible in the way we work with different companies and because we are smaller, we are agile and able to support client companies strongly in “crunch” times. Our communication features unmatched transparency, providing security and confidence to executives who do not deal in the IT, software design and application development arenas regularly. We incorporate the latest in mobile and cloud technology on a variety of platforms.

When you commit to a project with Palm Beach Software Design, you receive the competence of experienced business people and professional software developers, the talent and tightness of a hand-picked young programming team, and the accountability and integrity of an owner-operated business. Let us know how we can help you, today.

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