Our Process

Agile methodology for app development

Agile App Development

By using an Agile processes, we are able to respond to changing needs as the project progresses by committing to valuable features, which are released in fortnightly iterations. Working closely with clients we can establish the features which would be of most benefit, a product version can be released which provides the most significant impact and returns. Implementing agile app development projects we reduce risk through clearer visibility, and therefore reduce time to market.

The Distance Agile Process Diagram

Discovery

The learning process. We research the client's industry, corporate ecosystem, competitors, and brand identity to discover problem areas and areas of opportunity. We work with the client to find app solutions to these areas, using our expertise in consultancy to define a problem solving strategy.

Design

In Design we architect a workable solution with our app developers to the problems identified. In this consultative exercise, developers at The Distance work closely with clients, in a back and forth collaboration, to design a workable app solution; focusing on aesthetic design and technical, architectural design.

Development

The collation of client dependencies; incorporating their analytics, social media platforms and other assets into the development of the app. The various designs defined in the previous stage are applied to functional interfaces in the app, maximising the user experience. At this stage we hold weekly meetings for feedback with clients.

Testing

Our specialist iOS and Android development teams test each other's work, identify any outlying development issues and the internal product owner approves the app for client testing. We go through final testing with clients to ensure all the requirements outlined in Discovery, and that key features are fit for end users. The end result is an app that has aesthetic beauty with optimal user functionality.

Our App development tools

Our in-house suite of app development tools and frameworks enable us to develop bespoke iOS and Android apps quickly and succinctly. Ensuring efficiency in both the app life-cycle as well as the total costs throughout the mobile app development process.

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The Core

Our secure and customisable CMS with an intelligent and easy to use interface. Update media and content across all mobile app platforms effortlessly using familiar web editing tools.

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App Url

A simple one-click solution for downloading your mobile app. Reducing the need for multi-platform download links in emails and on the web.

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App Commerce

A framework for creating cutting edge mobile commerce apps. Offering an engaging retail experience from any location utilising Apple and Android Pay, PayPal or Stripe.

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Pro:fficiency

Profficiency is a multi-component system designed to fit around your exact business needs. Our tailored solution can help future proof your business's digital processes.

App platforms we develop for

Our team of dedicated UK mobile app developers are experts in all the major platforms including: