Microsoft Windows Phone Development
Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is a natural mobile extension to Microsoft's .NET platform and is an excellent choice to extend existing applications into mobile scenarios. The Silverlight-based development approach makes Windows Phone an extremely productive mobile development platform, and the Windows 8 Style User Interface paradigm enables a productive and integrated interaction model.
We can help you to build Windows Phone applications no matter whether you are building a new product, or want to add a mobile version to an existing application. We can assist with applications of any size and handle engagements of any scale, whether you just need a little bit of help, or you need us to build the entire product from conception to marketplace deployment and every step in between
These applications can be stand-alone applications, or applications that extend existing systems, giving users access to data they otherwise could only access through Windows or Web applications. Of course mobile apps are not just device apps, they also need to connect to a server back-end, which we can help you with as well.
Starting a Windows Phone Project
As with most mobile projects, Windows Phone projects start with a short Vision & Scope Workshop in order to determine the overall goals of the project, the size of the effort, and the best approach. Based upon the findings of this process, we work together, with clients to decide on the next steps of the project. Many mobile application projects are small, individual projects (often even larger systems are broken down into smaller "Apps"). For this reason, the next step is to create the first version of a mobile app on the most important platform. This is similar to our Proof of Concept or Prototype projects, but with more emphasis on polish, to ensure that the first version created is a complete, user-ready application.
Often, mobile projects are small and well defined in scope, making it possible to engage in fixed-price projects.
Project Lifecycle and Development Approach
In general, most mobile projects are relatively small in scope and complexity. Even larger mobile projects often tend to be broken down into smaller individual apps or versions. This enables us to use a small and efficient team and allows mobile projects to take advantage of a lean and nimble variation of an Agile development approach, with an emphasis on productivity and reduction of overhead.
Windows Phone apps do not run in a vacuum. They have to be deployed using Microsoft's Marketplace infrastructure, and we can help you with that.
Mobile projects are often (but not always, depending on size, complexity, and definition of the scope of work) good candidates for fixed-price engagements. When this is possible, fixed-price agreements are great for the customer, because they mean little uncertainty and no surprises in terms of cost. One major risk-element that is common to all software development projects is thus removed (or at least offloaded to us).
When fixed-price is not an option (due to complexity or unknown scope, or simply because we are only part of a larger team), then we offer the option of "time and materials" compensation billed in hourly blocks (pre-paid and service agreement options are available).
Purchasing Our Services
We offer our services in a variety of ways to meet every possible need. Options range from plain time and materials setups, to hourly blocks and montly service contracts, and sometimes even fixed price setups (especially for mobile "apps"). Contact us for more information and for a Schedule of Fees.
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Apple iOS Development (iPhone, iPad, iPod)
With the iOS, Apple single-handedly invented a new type of application platform that has gained incredible importance for both personal and business use. More and more business applications, both internal as well as externally sold products, add mobile iOS clients as stand-alone applications or as extensions to existing products.
We can help you to build iOS applications no matter whether you are building a new product, or want to add a mobile version to an existing application. We can help with applications of any size and handle engagements of any scale, no matter whether you just need a little bit of help or whether you need us to build the entire product from start to finish.
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Google Android Development (Phone and Slate)
Google's Android operating system (for phones and slates) is the world's most widely used mobile OS and rapidly gaining in importance for off-the-shelf products as well as internal business applications, allowing users to gain access to their important data anywhere and any time.
We can help you to build Android applications no matter whether you are building a new product, or want to add a mobile version to an existing application. We can help with applications of any size and handle engagements of any scale, no matter whether you just need a little bit of help or whether you need us to build the entire product from conception to marketplace deployment and every step in between.
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