Mobile App Development Service Overview
The mobile app development opportunities have never been greater. Not only are employees relying on mobile devices for work, but customers and business partners are demanding the ability to interact with your business using mobile apps, websites and cloud services.
Mobile is just one piece of the puzzle. Sensors, big data analytics, automation, customer experience, social media – all are important in navigating the complex digital landscape. These highly interdependent capabilities are all part of Centric Consulting’s Digital practice. Centric helps companies get started with digital strategy and roadmap development, digital transformation, reimagining the customer experience and extending back-end systems to today’s most relevant digital platforms.
As a trusted partner to hundreds of client organizations, we are familiar with the business agenda, understand the technology landscape and consistently deliver innovation with results.
It’s time to reimagine what’s possible. Learn more about Centric’s mobile app development capabilities below and explore Centric Consulting Digital.
Mobile is the fastest-growing, most pervasive technology in history. Mobile is also disruptive, forcing companies to re-imagine how to leverage this technology to serve customers, employees and business partners.
Our clients want to go beyond adding apps on mobile devices. They want to understand how mobile can drive business transformation and create new opportunities for growth, innovation and customer experience.
We provide the discipline and end-to-end project delivery expertise one would expect from a trusted advisor, and we have helped companies in numerous industries define and execute their mobility strategy. See how Centric is assisting clients in Insurance and Healthcare embrace mobility solutions.
Our Mobile App Development practice is organized into four service areas: Mobile Strategy, Mobile App Development, Mobile Support and Management, and Knowledge Transfer.
Creating a mobility strategy should always begin with thinking about the basics: who, what, why and how. Sometimes it’s not always clear how business teams and IT groups can work together to drive a company’s mobility strategy, so we help by asking the right questions:
- People– who in the organization would benefit most from mobile technology?
- Applications – what business processes and user activities are the best candidates for mobility enablement?
- Devices – why should the organization sanction the use of specific mobile devices versus company-owned or employee-owned (BYOD) devices?
- Security and Management – how will the company secure, protect and manage corporate assets and sensitive information?
Mobile App Development
Our experts can quickly and cost-effectively build mobile applications and web services on today’s most prevalent platforms like iPhone, iPad, Android and HTML5. We’ve invested in a portfolio of project accelerators that quickly get core features and basic plumbing out of the way. We’re also continuously innovating with industry-specific mobile frameworks for verticals such as Insurance, Energy and Utilities and others.
- Design – we believe the best mobile design comes from experience, which is why shrinking enterprise apps down to a mobile screen just doesn’t work.
- Develop – we have the breadth to build the entire mobile ecosystem including infrastructure, web services, systems integration and disciplined project delivery methodology.
- Deploy – whether it’s apps stores, over-the-air installation or device configuration and deployment, we can help. We can even set up a company’s own Enterprise Apps Store.
Centric’s Contact app for Google Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows Phone is a great example of cross-platform mobile development using a single code base across multiple mobile operating systems.
Mobile Support and Management
We understand that building mobile applications is just the first step in a successful deployment, so we offer technical support and operations services from our Solution Centers in Ohio.
- Technical Support – from regression testing new mobile handsets to resolving bugs introduced by new operating system updates, we’ll partner to create a reliable service level for support.
- Mobile Apps Management – we know that delivery, security, updates, reporting and other services are important. Since most companies are not in the phone business, we can take care of it.
- Enterprise Apps Store – hosting and distributing mobile applications in public stores like Apple iTunes or Google Play is not the only option. We can set up a private, company-branded Enterprise Apps Store for any organization. Or, we can maintain mobile enterprise applications in our own secure Centric Apps Store.
Some of our clients want a partner that covers all the bases, while other clients want a partner to help get their team in the game. We can get the organization equipped and ready for design, development, support or any other aspect of the client’s mobility strategy and operating model.
- Train – how many of us learned to write great software by reading a book? The best training is hands-on, so we’ll spend as many days, weeks or months as it takes for the team to feel ready.
- Mentor – once the team understands the basics of mobile apps development and architecture, we’ll be available to offer onsite or remote support and advice.
- Move – while it makes sense to host the mobile infrastructure and apps with Centric, we also understand a company might prefer to manage this in-house. Our infrastructure experts will work with the team to migrate everything seamlessly onto company infrastructure.