Part 2: Top Questions to Ask Website and Mobile App Developers
What are your core services?
Mobomo is a premier web and mobile application development company.
We have extensive experience in creating functional, large-scale, engaging mobile and responsive web designs. Our process helps to uncover the characteristics of your users by learning about their needs, wants, and limitations.
Every great product begins with a great strategy and clear goals. Mobomo starts each project with strategy development, we don’t just take your requirements and build you a solution. We build strategy first to identify key metrics of success and ensure your mobile app and/or website will hit those performance goals and deliver a solid ROI.
Once we establish a strategy and set goals it’s important to find out about your business in depth. We’ll analyze the market, perform user interviews, review analytics, and distill the data into user stories and help you decide what steps to take next
Without a thoughtful user experience, apps, websites, and big data are useless. That’s why we take a user-centric design approach to every product we develop.
User experience:Your product will combine form and function so users can find the information they need quickly. We leverage usability testing tools and techniques to understand how users will interact with your product to maximize user engagement and satisfaction.
Visual design: Because research has shown that we absorb the information in images 50 times faster than text, you can count on your product to be highly visual. Our design experts move quickly from wireframe to designs to interactive prototypes to ensure brilliant product design.
Mobile first design:By designing for the device with the least real estate first, your product will focus on key functionality for users. We are experts at mobile-first development, resulting in user experiences that work on any device, anywhere, at any time.
Mobile app development:Your cross-platform mobile app will enable employees to work more efficiently or customers to interact with you, no matter where they are or what mobile device they use.
Web development:Your website will not only be aligned with your business needs, but users will be able to find the information they need quickly and easily. Responsive design: Because we are in the age of the mobile device, it almost guaranteed that your website will be accessed from desktop, tablet, and smartphone. Your responsive site will provide the best user experience across devices – and it will be 508 compliant. Visit USA.gov or NASA.gov to see some of our work.
API development:Need to unlock and share data? We will build you an API that lets your employees easily access the data they need to do their jobs.
Big data visualization:We can transform all of your data into usable information via a big data visualization dashboard. Need a dynamic, configurable tool that provides live visualizations? You got it.
Do you know where your data is? You will, once it’s hosted in a secure cloud environment and managed by experts.
Data migration:Our team’s deep experience with big data means we can move your files quickly, securely, and seamlessly – without disrupting your team’s work. Data management: We will clean up your data and keep it easily accessible anytime you need it. Our work developing the official U.S. Navy apps required the development of an AWS solution to aggregate information from various disparate news sources such as Navy websites, blogs, and social media from each carrier, base and fleet. These data feeds were cleansed and homogenized to create a robust web service API for the native apps and other third-party applications to use.
High performance infrastructure:One of the beautiful things about cloud hosting is having the magical ability to generate servers based on peak demand. When usage goes down, servers are removed to lower total cost of ownership. Our skilled DevOps engineers will automate and manage this for you, so you don’t even have to think about it. For NASA.gov, our team has architected a 100% Drupal 7 AWS cloud solution with security, performance, and availability in mind. It is deployed in multiple AWS availability zones for redundancy, handles over 250 content editors nationwide performing over 1,000 content updates a day, receives on average close to one million pageviews a day, and manages peaks loads of over 5,000,000 page views a day representing over 200,000 simultaneous visitors.
Shared infrastructure:Finally, Mobomo’s cloud experts design solutions to maximize investment over a large number of customers. At NASA, we have developed platforms for both Drupal-as-a-Service and WordPress-as-a-Service to enable multiple tenants to share cloud infrastructure while still ensuring high security, performance and availability.
What’s your process?
Mobomo believes in a co-creation model for developing its solutions—our team partners with our clients to build solutions in a collaborative manner. This methodology allows Mobomo to deliver robust applications that meet our clients’ business objectives. Mobomo’s process emphasizes:
- Strategy and architecture
- Daily progress demonstrated via internal builds
- Weekly deliverables and monthly milestones
- Response to change
Mobomo executes this methodology using an Agile framework—iterative product development that relies on close collaboration with our clients. Iterative development is an industry best practice for mobile software development and is the approach that Mobomo has used to successfully launch over 200 products. Mobomo’s proposed development methodology, illustrated in Figure 1 below, consists of three phases: Kick Off, Product Iteration, and Close Out. Because the core of our product development paradigm is co-creation, FDA will be involved in each step of the life cycle shown below. The desired product will be aligned to the FDA’s strategy, business goals, priorities, and requirements.
Our next blog will be answering more questions like how to ensure your project is executed properly, portfolio of past clients and best communication tools we use with our clients.