Itomic is a Melbourne based App Development Company building user-centered Mobile Applications with an Agile Development process. The apps and software we develop depend entirely on your needs. We’re good at honing in on what these are, and which solutions will lift your operation’s game to a new level.
Ambiguity in the mobile app product design process is not something we like. So, ‘whole new level’ depends entirely on where you want to go. Most important is that you end up with an engaging mobile experience ensuring the success of your app and your plans for it and if you need capable App Developers in Melbourne to assist, you’ve come to the right place.
Mobile App Development Process
Itomic are a Melbourne based specialist iOS platform and Android App Developers, focusing not only on Mobile apps but apps which cover Tablet / iPad and also apps which can run in the desktop environment as well (cross-platform apps).
With almost 20 years of web and app development experience, we’ve used our Agile Development process to build a myriad of user-centred apps with a key focus on brilliant UX design and user-experience, for small and large businesses and government alike. Our apps have had thousands of downloads from the Apple App-store and Google Play-store and our mobile app portfolio includes a number of the awesome mobile applications.
Our mobile app development portfolio includes Melbourne based and other Australian organisations such as:
…and covers startup businesses through to mature / established companies.
Whether planning an iPhone application, or an Android application for Samsung Phones, or other Android devices, or corresponding responsive web versions of these, we see a number of common challenges our customers face when planning a successful mobile app:
- The need for a rapid application development process and to get to market quickly
- The need for a solid product design which includes a key focus on small screen UI and layout, and ensuring an intuitive user experience on mobile devices
- Avoiding feature overload and trying to stuff too much into a small screen user experience (on Mobile, less is often more)
- The need for a strong usability testing regime and customer feedback loop to ensure you end up with a brilliant mobile application
Our Agile App Development Process
We apply an agile methodology to our mobile app development, and Scrum framework in running our projects.
Our user-centred Agile team structure and process consider user stories, a careful process of delivering versions of mobile apps using planned “sprints” and a product roadmap to guide the effort. We have teams of Mobile App Developers in Melbourne, Perth and off-shore.
We use burndown charts to manage effort and a close collaborative effort between our client product managers and product champions and our own internal Agile App Developers and Mobile App Development experts to keep the Agile app development effort on track. Many of our development team are experts at the Agile based Scrum Development Methodology.
iPhone / iOS Apple Mobile Apps
The iPhone, iPad and iOS app market in Australia is booming with the very strong Mobile App market share that Apple has, so we find a lot of clients have iOS high on their mobile app development priority list. Itomic have experienced Apple Mobile App Developers on the team and we’ve delivered many Apple iPhone iOS Mobile Applications which run on both iPhone and iPad. The top iOS devices users in Australia are focused on in recent times include:
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPad Pro (12.9 inch 2nd gen.)
- iPad Pro (10.5 inch)
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPad Pro (12.9 inch 1st gen.)
- iPad (2018)
Depending on the platform you are building on a range of considerations must be taken into account including battery life, memory consumption, and mobile device resource consumption.
Whether your product strategy or product roadmap includes using iBeacon for indoor navigation, GPS based location apps or taking advantage of the Apple App Store and App Store Optimisation to promote and market your mobile app with strong app store rankings, we can assist. We have experience working with the App Store and the procedures around submitting and approval of apps by Apple.
If you have grand plans to build an app as popular as Age of Empires, Mafia Wars or Candy Crush – we can help plan and develop a matching Mobile App Deployment and approval process. Whether your deployment is focused just on Melbourne, Australia or globally, this will ensure product design, release management and deployment of your mobile app matches your intended market deployment model and need for scalability.
We have experience integrating with a number of 3rd party iOS API’s and building open REST APIs for interfaces to your app and system features including building desktop synch, and desktop plugin software that will work in concert with your iOS applications.
Android Mobile Applications for Google Play Store, and popular handsets including Samsung
Android is the mobile platform with the greatest installed user base globally and is an important consideration in your mobile product roadmap and while Apple once dominated the Australian Mobile App Development landscape, these days the figures are evening up, so ensuring you have a solid Android Mobile Strategy is important in your go-to-market plans.
With Android, the open APIs and interface mean there is often more flexibility, a greater number of user interfaces and varied screen sizes to consider, given the diversity of mobile handset sizes.
Some of the latest mobile devices Android platform manufacturers are producing include:
- Google Pixel 3
- Honor View 20
- OnePlus 6T
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Huawei P30 Pro
- LG V40 ThinQ
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Huawei P20 Pro
Our Android development process includes a strong focus on heuristic design and human factors, plus a strong usability testing focus – to ensure that the user experience on these diverse hardware platforms is the best it can be considering the diversity of Android software versions and mobile devices.
Our Melbourne team have expertise in the most common development methodologies and tools used to build Android Mobile Apps and have utilised technologies such as Python, Java (C++, Object-C, C#), Django for core app features and UI / UX design presentation technologies such as React.js and the Flutter mobile application development framework and its associated Google Mobile SDK for building iOS and Android apps for platforms such as Google’s Fuscia platform and Chrome OS.
Mobile Apps for Startups
Itomic Melbourne understands the careful balance needed in a startup between burning too much of your valuable startup capital on unnecessary features, vs ensuring you get a MVP (minimum viable product) into the market quickly. Our experts will help walk you through app ideas development, analysis of trending apps and relevant reference apps to consider, then through to prototype stage and developing an effective mobile UI through our focused UI design process. We’ll help you consider social virality, and driving downloads of your new app through to app analytics and reporting to measure your success.
Our App Solutions team will work with you on identifying key mobile app functionality, and our testing methodology will consider a solid usability testing process and monitoring trending app charts to see if your app is achieving the take-up you are hoping for. We’ll work with you on a beautiful user interface and a style guide that matches your brand with app features and functions so this vital ingredient doesn’t get lost in the app development process. Importantly our Agile Development Process will help you get this done quickly, efficiently and with a budget that matches your needs.
Enterprise Mobility and Mobile Apps
Itomic has a solid pedigree in delivering mobile apps, for Melbourne business not only for the consumer end of the market but also for Government and Enterprise Mobility and productivity. Our product design process will factor in the app development costs, your budget and approvals process and user satisfaction within your mobile workforce or app user community to drive an ROI-driven outcome for the project.
With a key focus on matching your apps to your business process and user community productivity, our mobility solutions and Agile App Development methodology prioritise user satisfaction and user onboarding as you reach this critical stage, including any accessibility considerations that the target mobile devices present.
Get in touch with our Melbourne team to find out more about our enterprise mobility and enterprise app development solutions. In the meantime check out some of our app screenshots in our portfolio.
What’s next level for you?
Whether you need to manage large data volumes, share key information across your organisation, or automate key business processes, we can help.
For startup companies you are likely looking for apps that solve a key business problem or automate a currently manual process. You want to be sure that your big splash into the market is delivered seamlessly and without issues.
For non-profits, you are probably looking to increase your donations base and a focus on reporting an app analytics may be critical to measure your success.
No next-level is the same for any one business or organisation.
Let our expert Melbourne App Development team lead you through a process that will get you there.
We’ve done it before, and we’ll do it again
We’ve been around since 2000, and in that time, developed apps and software for hundreds of clients in Australia and around the world.
If you want to see what we can do, check out what we’re proud of here.
Other than that, we’re not going to dwell on our achievements, we are much more interested in helping you realise yours.
The tech we use to develop your app or software depends on what serves the project. We have a number of platforms that we love, which are all open source.
This means they don’t attract licensing fees, and are used by programmers all over the world, who upgrade and improve them daily.
We like this, because it means our clients get tech that is world-class, and without any vendor lock-in. Get more info on the tech we use here.
If you’re thinking about developing an app or software, talk to us about your concept. We love speaking with people who have ideas that make their business (or our world!) better.