Apple iOS Mobile App Development

Apple iOS Mobile App Development with WinnComm, LLC

Let's say...

You want to turn your highly popular online vegan restaurant guide into a mobile iPhone app so that diners-on-the-go can find what they want to eat, where they want to eat it, and how much they're going to pay for it, faster than you can say "organic kale salad."

The user experience must be seamless; high performing, fast, and responsive. WinnComm, LLC will design and develop a powerful Android/iOS app that will anticipate and respond to user needs and expectations, provide a smooth navigational experience, and appropriately reflect your brand in look and feel.

No matter the size of the project, we can handle this! Our app development is unprecedented and is unmatched. Whether it's a simple webview app, to a very strict by the book API handling your insurance claims, ecommerce, food ordering... We can handle and do this without a problem. Our APP Development Team is ready for the proposal to be given a GREEN light!

Why Us?

Here at WinnComm, LLC, it wouldn't be overstating the case to say we’re "ape for apps." We love how the rise of the app and the ubiquity of mobile devices is empowering users with information while providing a new platform for businesses to engage customers.

Our designers and developers are experts in user experience, mobile engagement, and iOS development. We develop apps that users can’t live without for innovative companies who understand they can’t live without mobile.

 

Our Scope of Work (SOW) with Apple iPhone/Tablet Apps

Project Setup

To sell or house an iPhone app through Apple's App Store, the first thing you’ll need to do is sign up for an Apple Developer Account. Getting the proper certificates and provisioning profiles can be a little complicated so we set aside time to guide you through that process to make sure all the details are taken care of.

Typically, we'll do this if you wanted to concentrate on what you love to do! Meaning, we'll handle the minuscule task of handling the developer account on Apple's App Store!

Use-Case Scenarios

Upfront planning is key when it comes to designing successful, compelling mobile apps. Our experience with apps allows us to map out the most efficient path to accomplishing the goals of your project. Our first goal in this phase is to articulate all the desired functionality and outline exactly how your app will work.

The purpose of use-case scenarios is to defining user goals, what they want to accomplish, and the best way to present the information they need. We'll also define:

Your audience

  • What they want from the app for themselves/colleagues/clients.
  • Which tools we can provide to meet their needs.
  • Which action(s) they want to take or goals will they want to accomplish with the app.
  • How can we maximize functionality within the app to expedite tasks
  • What content will be needed?
 

Sitemap

Once we know who will use the app we'll create a written outline of functionality and workflow. The sitemap describes in written format what kind of functions need to be present and how to categorize that information.

Creating a sitemap also helps us think specifically about what type of content needs to be generated for the app (i.e. imagery, restaurant name, restaurant description, etc.)

Content

For this step in the process, any additional content you want to have the app must be provided. Having final content will help us iron out any unknowns we might encounter in designing the flow of the app and presenting it to the user.

A visual representation of the sitemap is created in the wireframing phase that includes all of the content you provide. Wireframes are a navigable prototype of how the application will work. They are not a final representation of the design. Think of wireframes as a blueprint of a house, illustrating where things go and how to get to them...

Branding the App

We're sure we don't have to tell you how important branding is in business and the branding of an application is an important part of:

  • Creating cohesiveness across digital media (print > web > mobile)
  • Helping users understand what the app will do for them.
  • How the application can help them or make them feel healthy, smart, satisfied, knowledgeable.
  • Communicating the quality of the product.
  • Opportunities to brand an application start with the icon and at a minimum include the splash screen (this is the static screen you see while the app is loading).

The key items we'll consider in branding this app:

  • How to work with your existing brand in promoting the app
  • Working with existing artwork to determine the best execution of the app's iconography.
 
 

Visual Design

The visual design phase takes those wireframe blueprints and dresses them up with a pretty GUI (graphical user interface). We create design mockups for the home screen and all sub-screens that have any elements that differ from other screens. In other words, we don't waste time mocking up screens that have the same look. Development can skin similar screens based on one mockup.

Development

The application development phase of iPhone development is a quiet time in the project as far as client feedback. Unlike website development where there may be visuals to approve or interaction regarding content, all of this work is done before entering the app development phase. That's why it is so important to spend quality time in the planning and information architecture phases of the project.

We like to prepare clients for the fact back and forth communication will be minimal until the Alpha Test version is ready for distribution. However, during Alpha and Beta testing, it will be important for us to test the app A LOT. Believe it or not, during this time our goal is to purposely try to break the app as it's better to work out all of the bugs internally than have customers point them out to us!

Launch in the Apple App Store

To protect iPhone users and to make sure there are no security vulnerabilities Apple requires a review of all apps before they are accepted to the App Store. This is a straightforward and standard practice and usually only takes about a week. You submit the app in your company's name and pay a small fee. In the event there is any feedback from Apple, we will deal with those issues for you to get your app finalized and ready for distribution.

App Promotion Consultation

Just like the proverbial tree falling in the forest, if an app is developed without any promotion, will anyone buy it? Before the app launches, it's important to have a defined strategy for the launch and promotion. Planning for the app launch should begin several weeks (preferably months) in advance.

We'll work with you to understand how the App Store operates, and to develop a promotion strategy that achieves your goals for the app, works within the App Store parameters and makes customers flock to buy your app!

Why Isn't the Android Development Process Listed?

Android is a much quicker app to develop out and get it listed on the Google Play Store. The fees are much lower in the Google Play Store if you decided to go with an Android app alongside your iOS App. The development process is the same as the iOS app but as we mentioned, the process of getting the app listed is much easier and quicker on the Google Play Store.

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