Improve accessibility with mobile app development

Accelerate your expansion into the mobile world

Mobile apps have evolved from simple marketing vehicles to essential tools for accessibility, field personnel communication and enhanced customer experience.

At Fluent, we specialize in building integrated mobile apps that are powerful, yet cost efficient to develop and maintain.

We use Xamarin cross-platform mobile development technology

Our process allows us to develop a single code base in a single language

Simple integration with core back-end systems and third party apps

two app developers working on a project

We know what mobile users want and what technical success requires

Our approach to mobile app development helps reduce our client’s initial cost of development and any additional cost to add features and/or maintain the application.

Our developers remain out in front when it comes to trends and technology for the mobile app space. We understand mobile user expectations for both Apple (IOS) and Android devices and what it takes to develop a back-end with minimal maintenance costs and faster time to market.

Find out how our mobile app development improves the accessibility of your applications.

How it Works

Discovery Meeting

We conduct a no-cost discovery meeting to better understand your mobile app needs.

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First, we conduct a free preliminary discovery meeting with you to better understand why you need a new custom application, your high-level requirements for the application, and the number of key stakeholders that will be impacted and that we’ll need to interview. This helps us understand the type and size of application we need to build and to gather the information necessary to develop a proposal for the first phase of our process — our Design Studio.

Design Studio

We provide a rapid, effective approach to determine the core design elements for a custom mobile application.

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Design is the most important phase of a successful software project. Unfortunately, many organizations tend to undervalue this phase, opting instead for a strategy that feels more like “code and hope.” Not Fluent.

Our Design Studio provides a rapid, effective approach to determine the core design elements for a custom software application. The process ensures both you and our development team have a clear vision for what the application will and won’t do, how long it will take to develop, and how much it will cost.

Deliverables may include:

  • Screen Mockups are created so that end users can interact with the new design visually.
  • Functional Requirements define the rules for what the system will (and sometimes will not) do.
  • Process Model defines who/what triggers each process and how the organization responds to achieve the desired outcome.
  • Data Model defines how the application uses data.
  • Technical Architecture diagram lays out the proposed architecture for the new application.
  • Cost Estimate is a detailed estimate of the time, effort and fees required to construct the application.

Development

We ensure your custom software development is efficient and the resulting application is maintainable.

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After the Design Studio, the first step in the development phase, technical design, takes place to ensure that development is efficient and that the resulting application is maintainable, scalable, and extensible. Development translates the specifications created during design into code. We also test the system to verify the code works according to those specifications. At completion, acceptance testing is conducted by the client as a final check before deployment.

Deliverables can include:

  • Technical design and specifications
  • Use cases for end user testing
  • Source code and documentation
  • End user training documentation

Deployment

Your system is moved to production servers and released for use.

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During deployment the system is moved to production servers and released for use. Training of users, if needed, is conducted. The application then moves into a support and maintenance mode.

Frequently Asked Questions

What technologies do you specialize in?
While we work with a number of different technologies, we specialize in the Microsoft Stack and Business Application Platform, i.e., .NET C#, Xamarin, SQL Server, SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Power BI, Azure and Office 365.
Can you provide everything needed to design, build, and deploy my mobile app?
Yes. We specialize in greenfield custom development, which is the art and science of building software from scratch. We’ve invested heavily in the skill sets, processes, and infrastructure needed to consistently produce successful outcomes.
We have no experience building mobile apps. Where do we start?
You don’t need any experience. We have over 20 years of experience guiding clients through the software development process, i.e., visioning, design, construction, deployment, and maintenance. Just give us a call, we’ll take it the rest of the way.
Can you build mobile apps for both Apple (iOS) and Android devices?
Yes. We use Xamarin’s cross-platform mobile development technology, which enables us to develop a single code base but efficiently deploy it to both platforms. This enables us to reduce our client’s initial cost of development and their ongoing cost to add features and maintain it.

“Our new system has enabled us to grow our online sales from just 1% to over 25% of our annual revenue, significantly increasing our profitability in the process.”

– chief operating officer, national sign distributor

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