We identify key stakeholders and organize requirements. Working closely with you, we strive to gain deep understanding of the requirements and planned features. This allows us to make better UX decisions and design meaningful application flows. Whenever possible, we like to hear what your users have to say, specially if there's a previous version currently deployed.
02.UX & Wireframing
User Experience is key to an app success these days. Users are no longer expecting software to just function properly: they are also expecting it to be intuitive, beautiful and friendly. And the bar is set high, as leading tech companies invest more and more in human-machine interfaces and better user experience. Using InVision, wireframes and sketching, we plan for the perfect layout and behavior. And you get to take a glimpse of the final app even before we write a single line of code.
Great applications are not just beautiful: they need to be just as functional as they are pretty. Good looks will take you so far: eye candy is important, but it must serve a purpose and do it elegantly if an app is going to succeed. We design having functionality in mind, and having users at heart: gently guiding a user into a piece of software is the difference between retaining or losing him in the first 5 minutes.
And when it comes down to implementation, we code our hearts and minds out. Architecture and design play a key role in our development process, as we strive for the entire team to follow a clearly laid out path. But tidy, clean paths have a tendency to fall apart when confronted with real world situations: coding is an adventure, and you never know what you are going to find around the corner. Modern development is all about flexibility: architecture leads the way, but when implementation struggles, we review it. It's change. Embraced.
We design, code and test around users. For us, feedback is not another step in the process, but rather a general attitude towards building software. That's why we keep stakeholders in the loop throughout the entire development cycle, asking for their input during UX, design and implementation phases. This is part of our user-centric approach: if the software is meant to be used by people, then that people needs to be part of the building process.
This may sound like the finish line, but it's really just the beginning. On deployment, your solution comes to live and starts interacting with the real world. Issues are bound to appear, additional features will be needed, some users will love it, some won't. We've got your back through this moment too, handling support, QA, hardware environment issues and more. "Happy ever after" never really works like that in real life, but this is as close as we can get!