Many companies recognize the need to develop a mobile app, but not all of them consider the actual requirements they have for such an app.
Creating a native mobile app from scratch is not the only way. For a large number of projects, middle-of-the-road options such as Progressive Web Apps and hybrid mobile apps will be the optimal choice.
Consider your goals and how many functionalities of the mobile device you will need to use. Knowing those, you can decide on the best solution to implement your desired features.
„We really appreciate working with STX Next, because of their dedication to quality as well as their effort to meet always the deadline - even in a very challenging project phase.”
„It's been an absolute pleasure working with the engineers at STX: from day one they've shown a huge amount of professionalism and drive to deliver great results quickly. It's been easy to discuss different approaches, whether it be technical solutions, better ways to work together, or product decisions from a user perspective. This has ensured we've achieved the best outcomes.”
„It was a pleasure working with the team at STX Next. Collaboration and communication worked like a charm and made our first foray into hiring outside help a big success. The developed tool included technology we were able to extract as a library and made the effort even more worthwhile. Looking forward to our next endeavour.”
„STX Next have been working really well with my engineering team. They’re demonstrating great skill, craft, and agile thinking in the way they go about their work, and they’re great people to boot.”
„We met STX in the beginning of the latest cryptocurrency boom and their contribution was vital to us when managing that extraordinary demand. They quickly adapt to the company and domain, show true ownership by always acting proactively towards solution and deliver high quality work even under stressful conditions. STX is now one of the most essential partners of our business.”
„We were looking to move our Python & Django development out of London, to save money but also to find a good quality Agile team approach that included some product ownership. STX Next was able to provide the high quality dev team alongside project management. This fact combined with the costs savings from moving away from London made it a simple decision.”
„We have a deep understanding of our industry and users but lacked the technical knowledge necessary to deliver this disruptive platform, therefore it was essential we found a partner that could support us in this area. We spent a lot of time researching, meeting and assessing various partners before settling on STX Next. Our experience has been very positive and we are delighted with the work.”
„It was always a team that showed initiative, not just receiving instructions to deliver features but also asking why and what we were building so that it quickly became much more collaborative.”
„We came to STXnext looking for a partner to join our developers in putting together a site for Buddhist texts. It's a complex project, involving tens of thousands of texts and relations, and dealing with nearly forty languages. We've been more than happy with the process. The STXnext team has shown initiative and interest, and has been quick to adapt to working with our developers.”
„STX have been responsive and client focused and proved adaptable and cooperative in the period when we paired two development houses with different processes. The STX team is first and foremost, solution orientated with efficient, well honed development processes that manage to balance delivery and simplicity, with sustainable code and thorough testing.”
„The project team demonstrated efficiency by streamlining processes and supplying frequent performance metrics. Resources always communicated effectively, and the deliverables were almost completely bug-free.”
„STX Next is a first class development partner and it has been a pleasure to work with them. Not only do they bring excellent software engineering skills to the table, but they also back it up with a deep knowledge of applying Agile SCRUM and related methodologies to the development and delivery process. They are highly professional, dedicated and transparent. I would highly recommend them.”
„The team is very product oriented - they try to understand the product and its end users. This means that there are more sets of eyes looking after potential User Experience issues, which results in a better product.”
„One key highlight was their ability to take complete ownership over their work, paying close attention to each detail and always taking into account the end-user and the overall business goal.”
„Apart from their quality of work and timeliness, it was important for us to have clear communication. STX Next met this expectation very well.”
Mobile Development Services
PROGRESSIVE WEB APPS
If you have an existing web app, you can take the fast route towards putting it on mobile users' home screens. Start attracting mobile users by creating a Progressive Web App.
Features include: pin to home screen, push notifications, work in the background, offline functionality.
HYBRID MOBILE APPS
Combining a native wrapper and elements of an existing web app, hybrid mobile apps are a great way to save time and money in the creation of your mobile app.
Hybrids are a versatile solution with one codebase supporting multiple platforms, created using frameworks such as Ionic, Cordova and React Native. They offer more features than a PWA while still being more cost-effective and easier to implement compared to native apps.
NATIVE MOBILE APPS
For the best compatibility and performance, you can invest in the creation of a native mobile app using Java for Android and Objective-C/Swift for iOS.
Benefits of native apps include direct access to device hardware and the ability to implement all of the UX guidelines of the mobile OS.
Start small to make big improvements in your software product.