From Idea to App Store
There are plenty of great ideas out there, but most of them fail. For an idea to succeed you need a solid implementation and you have to sell the idea to your customers. It is a common misconception that an idea is the most valuable piece of the success puzzle. However, as Paul Graham says, "Startup ideas are worthless".
For an entrepreneur with an idea, the implementation phase might be a black box. Take a look at this video where we describe what it takes to go from idea to app store.
The Cost of Doing Business
If you have no prior experience with mobile applications, then it is very easy to underestimate the cost of developing one. If a mobile app is the primary interface that customers will use to interact with your product or service, then investing your energy and resources here will go a long way towards keeping your customers engaged. It doesn't take much for an app to fall below a 3 star rating. Users are most likely to rate an app when they are extremely satisfied or infuriated.
Websites like fiverr.com and 99designs.com offer a wide selection of cheap designs that look good.
A dedicated Designer (or firm) makes it easy to evolve and iterate your design. Results in the best user experience.
A customized app template can work for some very simple apps. Packaging an existing HTML5 app (hybrid approach) can also be quite affordable.
A Mobile App Developer gives you the most control of your users’ in-app experience.
Use a backend as a service (BaaS) to instantly get a backend up and running. This option quickly gets more expensive though as the service grows.
A Backend Developer can further customize your backend and choose technologies that fit your service best.
To get a better idea of the cost of a mobile app development, there are several online calculators that can give you a very rough estimate, but before you approach anyone for a more fine grained estimate, you should have answers for the following questions:
- What platforms (eg: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, etc.) do you want to support?
- How many different screens or views does your app have?
- Does your app need to store user data in the cloud (ie: a backend)?
To get an estimate from us, simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
How Cutehacks Can Help
Cutehacks have successfully helped several Norwegian startups take their ideas to the app store. We know the process very well and have a solid track record.
Razor Sharp Focus
Unlike many larger consulting houses in Norway, Cutehacks focuses on one thing: mobile apps and services. We are a startup and we want to work with other startups to solve interesting challenges and make great apps.
Just Around the Corner
We are a Norwegian speaking company located in Oslo. We want to work with our customers as if we were the same company and the products were our own. Weekly face-to-face meetings keep the communication channel open and the project on track.
Your App, the Way You Want It
Some mobile app companies offer an app at a very low cost and a very short delivery time. They do this by taking an existing app template and simply modifying it to roughly match your guidelines. It checks many of the boxes, but doesn't result in an exceptional user experience. We build your app from the ground up under your company's copyright because that's what potential investors want to see.
Leveraging Cross-Platform Expertise
All developers at Cutehacks have extensive experience with a cross-platform framework called Qt (pronounced 'cute'). By using this framework we can ensure that large parts of your app's source code can be shared across multiple platforms without compromising the quality or user experience. The result? More bang for your buck. We can move faster and get you to more app stores sooner. If, for some reason, you want the app to be native iOS and Android, not a problem. We are experts at that too.
High Quality MVP-In-a-Box
Not only can we do the mobile app for your product, but if your service requires cloud storage (ie: a backend) we can do that too. Implementing both the app and the backend gives us better control of the project and allows us to move even faster. Every app we develop is outfitted with analytics and crash logging so you don't miss out on the early adopter feedback which is critical when the app launches.
In order to simplify the lives of our customers, we have partnered with some other local and highly skilled startups to provide a one-stop-shop for app development. Framebase and UX Lab are just two examples of companies we have shared success with.