When you need to "go mobile", First Line Software can take you there, whether your goal is a mobile application as a consumer product, or mobility for the enterprise.
Robust Engaging Mobile Apps for Consumers and the Enterprise
When it comes to mobile app development, many service providers emphasize technology. At First Line Software, expertise with the major mobile platforms, and with cutting edge frameworks, tools, libraries is simply a "given": it's just the starting point in our mobile development partnership.
User Experience: Mobile App “Make or Break”
Today’s savvy mobile users expect applications to be highly engaging and fast. Mobile apps that don’t offer a satisfying user experience simply don't get any traction in the consumer marketplace, and they lower the productivity and morale of enterprise users.
At First Line Software, we are passionate about world class mobile development that delights users. That's why our team will work closely with yours to envision, design and implement mobile solutions that are intuitive, straightforward and enjoyable - mobile apps that people will actually use, on the platform(s) they prefer.
Main Mobile Development Areas
Most mobile app projects will fall into one of these 2 areas:
- Mobile Application Products
- Enterprise Mobility
Mobile Product Development
First Line Software has a proven track record of working with product companies. We have helped dozens of customers get their products to market, often supporting them the entire way from the initial concept through technology research, implementation and testing to final delivery.
Our analysts and consultants work closely with your teams to help translate their product vision into a coherent roadmap and a manageable product “backlog” of specific features and functionality. We then help estimate the backlog in terms of time and cost, and prioritize the feature list, thus accelerating the process of getting to a “minimum viable product” (MVP).
Once the original idea has taken such a concrete form, it becomes much easier to quantify the required investment and the timeframe in which the product can hit the marketplace.
Our approach includes not only the business and technology issues around mobile product development. As mentioned above, User Experience (UX) is extremely important to the success of any mobile app.
Mobile in the enterprise introduces a wide range of questions that must be considered in addition to those around the mobile technologies employed. For example:
- What is the potential for impact on your business processes?
- What changes in your infrastructure may be needed with mobile?
- How will you control and protect your data when Mobile is introduced into the mix?
- What is your need now, and how is that likely to grow?
In addition to helping to address such technical issues as…
- What middleware approach makes most sense for your current and future set of mobile applications?
- Which mobile client architecture suits your needs best: native, web, or hybrid?
- What existing assets can be leveraged, and how?
...our Enterprise Mobility experts will work with you to help answer these and many other questions to arrive at the optimal solution for your mobile needs. We help guide your teams through the entire lifecycle: from strategy and architecture to device management, application development, testing and support. We work in partnership with our clients to deliver effective end-to-end solutions on time and on budget.
The team we put together in the last half of this year is one of the most productive, skilled and enjoyable I’ve ever worked on. It’s great to see the product brought to life, and I’m proud to work with all you folks.Senior Architect, Fortune 100 company
Your effort is the #1 reason that this project is going so well. I've worked with a lot of teams over the years and there are very few teams that I trust and respect. When you are given a task or feature, I never have to worry whether or not it will be accomplished on time and I never worry about the quality - you always deliver.Architect, Strategic Software Consultancy
First Line is a great technology partner capable of delivering complex, ‘industrial grade’ projects. They have demonstrated strong technical competence and solid understanding of the media and publishing domain. We have also been very impressed by the management team's attention to our needs and commitment to our success.CEO, leading European digital media company
I would like to thank the First Line development team for their dedication and high level of quality in their work. Despite being thousands of miles apart, we have been able to work quickly, effectively, and intelligently. Your team has been a major part of why we have been successful thus far.VP Engineering, e-learning startup
The First Line team has an excellent process and we can learn from your team and improve.Product Owner, Strategic Software Consultancy
We've all learned a lot from you, and it is great working with you.Application Development Director, global marketing company
Our First Line Team has been doing a great job. All of the guys check in great code, and they have a forward thinking mindset, not a feature-to-feature approach. They are also very open in terms of sharing knowledge, which is critical to running productive distributed teams.Application Development Director, global marketing company
For a software vendor like ourselves, picking the right development partner is crucial. First Line’s technical expertise and solid project management, coupled with their proficiency in Agile methodologies, have made them an integral part of our product development group.VP Product Development, leading enterprise software vendor
We have never had a better release that we can think of. And that is all because of your hard and dedicated work. So here is a big THANK YOU to everyone from all of us!Editor, leading Scandinavian newspaper
Your quality of work is exceptional, and your flexible approach has allowed us to build and deploy a large amount of complex functionality in a very short space of time. Kudos to everyone for their professionalism and for delivering results that exceeded our expectations.CEO, leading social media analytics provider
I want to express my gratitude for all of your team’s hard work and support over the last few months. Our project is officially live and we could not have done it without your assistance. I especially would like to thank Alex for his extra help this weekend. I understand it was at the last minute and late nights for him. We are very grateful for all that he has done for us.Senior Project Manager, the US software development company
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We discuss: project and business objectives
We provide: business analysts who assess current business processes and systems to identify specific gaps and areas for improvement
You provide: critical knowledge of your tasks and objectives
Gather requirements2 days - 1 week
We discuss: general requirements of IT solution
We apply: proven methodologies and expertise for collecting requirements
You provide: subject matter experts on key issues
Brainstorm and select best potential solutionsTimeframe - individual
We present: potential solutions for your IT project
We provide: expertise in available technologies and recommendations for solutions and define implementation costs
You decide: which solution First Line will build and deliver
Define cooperation model + agreement on contract terms1-2 weeks
We explore: cooperation models most suitable for you
We offer: proposals for various options
You choose: the most comfortable model for your company
We discuss: detailed requirements for implementation
We activate: a team of exceptional developers and testers who use best-in-class methodologies
You receive: process transparency, regular demo versions, solution that meets your business objectives
Project acceptance, testingindividual
We review: whether the end deliverable meets the business
We provide: solution release version, installation and configuration management services, staff training
You receive: IT-solution that achieves your business objective