InspiringApps Enterprise Services
Much is needed to keep businesses running efficiently and generating revenue—and mobile and web apps have transformed how business is done. Still, devoting resources to develop an enterprise app can be a challenge. Even companies that have internal development teams often need an outside expert who can focus solely on app design and development.
Furthermore, enterprise app development is complex. You need a partner with the reputation and experience you can trust to deliver a solution that fits perfectly with your business needs while saving you time and increasing ROI.
InspiringApps is an expert in designing and building solutions for enterprise clients that improve operational efficiency, inform important business decisions, and create a lasting impression with their customers. Every enterprise is different, and our approach to enterprise app development services reflects that.
We work as an extension of your team to understand your business, iterate through agile development, meet rigorous quality standards, and deliver a custom digital solution. Choose one or more of the following services that are right for your business.
Clean code and fast, efficient programming are only the beginning of what our app development team adds to your project. The InspiringApps team includes experts in custom iOS, Android, and web development, applying the latest technology trends to deliver custom software development solutions that delight and engage millions of users.
Mobile Application Development
Mobile apps have been a part of our digital world since Nokia built the “Snake” arcade game into their first phones in 1997. Since then, mobile applications have reached every aspect of our lives: cooking, traveling, gaming, learning, reading, networking, and everything in between.
There are many reasons to build a mobile app. A mobile app can enrich and improve your customer’s experience and connect your clients to your brand—all while they’re on the go. Discover our mobile solutions in iOS and Android app development:
- Our pure native solutions offer superior design, performance, security, and compliance, using Java for Android app development and Swift for iOS app development.
- Our cross-platform app solutions use the latest tools like Flutter and Dart to deliver full features and functionality quickly.
Web Application Development
InspiringApps’ web expertise runs deep. It’s been an integral part of our business since our founding over 15 years ago. Our team of developers has designed and delivered end-to-end web solutions for browsers and the cloud. Our custom solutions are modular, scalable, and robust. We build web apps that:
- Use responsive web design.
- Feature a custom content management system (CMS).
- Interact with servers using NodeJS for development.
- Use cloud infrastructures—like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.
- Improve how clients handle data, maintaining large relational and non-relational databases for complex systems.
Whether you need an integration with enterprise systems like Salesforce or an encrypted, HIPAA-compliant solution for your most sensitive information, we will create a solution that meets your goals.
InspiringApps has collaborated with clients from a wide variety of industries. But a unifying quality of our diverse portfolio is creating experiences that delight users. We’ll work closely with you to understand your users and brand mission with the goal of converting this information into unparalleled web and mobile app design. Our app design services include:
- Digital Product Strategy
- UX Research
- UI/UX Design
- Brand Identity Design
Our team’s ability to merge behavioral science and creativity in our app design approach will help you captivate users in a new way.
The InspiringApps team is here to help you determine if a project is viable. Our concept feasibility analysis incorporates factors that are critical to the digital product lifecycle. We review the following key areas:
- Technical Considerations: How will you build features into your app that address security, performance, and other important technical qualities?
- Product Economics: Does your product meet the needs of today’s users?
- Legal Issues: What legal considerations should you be aware of in order to protect your project’s authorship and revenue?
- Operational & Logistical Factors: Can you efficiently produce your app within the constraints of your project?
Our team reviews the impact of these interrelated factors on your project. This information, in turn, makes it easy to decide if a new opportunity is right for you.
Our process audits save teams time and money by identifying hidden inefficiencies. Our audit services include providing independent validation of your testing features, communicating with members of your organization to ensure that quality assurance protocols are optimized, and conducting skills assessments of your IT team.
What’s more, our experience developing a wide range of digital products can help your team implement processes that achieve excellence in app standards, even in highly regulated industries. In short, we’ll prevent workflow problems before they occur so that users continue to love and trust your product.
Technical Risk Analysis
Anticipating technical risks within a rapidly evolving mobile app market is challenging to say the least. InspiringApps has a proven track record of giving clients tools to sidestep common pitfalls and launch mobile apps with ease.
Our team has extensive experience evaluating risk pertaining to platform rejections, security breaches, and feature overload (to name a few). We’ll help you approach technical concerns proactively so that you can stay focused on delivering an exceptional app.
Web and mobile app architectures are essential to your product’s success. Not only that but fixing a foundational problem can quickly drain valuable resources, especially when an outsider’s perspective isn’t considered.
InspiringApps has the expertise necessary to implement architecture solutions at all development lifecycle stages. We’ll work with your team to integrate the presentation, business, and data layers of your product to create a fully structured app. This helps to avoid costly maintenance issues down the road.
Accessibility Best Practices
Our team has extensive experience developing B2B and B2C apps that embody the highest accessibility standards. We love applying our expertise in creating products that all individuals can understand and use to help clients create inclusive apps.
We’ll help you take a research-based approach to design web, Android, and iOS apps with accessibility in mind. Our services consistently result in accessible apps that align with industry guidelines and create more opportunities for user engagement.
Code Review & Audit
Our code audits relieve clients of glitches and vulnerabilities in their products and enable them to deliver a secure, healthy app to their users. We’ll apply our experience writing 6 million lines of code (and counting) toward identifying structural problems in your code and strategizing efficient ways to address them. Our tailored audits include deep code reviews and analyses that will allow you to keep your project moving forward.
Internet of Things & Augmented Reality
Although developing mobile apps for IoT and AR devices is relatively new, InspiringApps has extensive experience in this area. We continue to develop outstanding apps that work well with cutting-edge devices. We’ll collaborate with your team to ensure that critical features of IoT and AR apps—seamless design, perfect device pairing, and high performance, among others—are embodied in your digital product.
The InspiringApps team has the expertise necessary to build exceptional mobile apps for your SaaS brand. We’ll collaborate with you to create a plan for developing an app that meets the needs of your end users. We’ll then help you update your product in a way that reflects operational excellence and provides on-demand access to the SaaS services your users value most.
The InspiringApps team has designed and built innovative apps for some of the largest organizations in the world. While tech companies often prefer to rely on the expertise of in-house developers, our experience building hundreds of apps can provide a fresh perspective on your project. Our team can work with your executive leadership to analyze risk and strategize ways to deliver top digital products.
Our design and development considerations streamline both functionality and user experience with tangible ROI.
- Companies like Coors and Toyota partnered with InspiringApps on enterprise apps that increased sales.
- The award-winning app for our client Smartwool cut reporting time in half and improved retail service.
- For Gulfstream, we built an immersive in-app experience for prospective customers that garnered multiple awards.
- The Explore Orion app showcased space-grade technology—designed and developed by InspiringApps.
Innovative functionality and design are within reach. Whether it is a complex data solution, a custom integration, an internal app for employees, or an app that will deliver messages to the Moon, InspiringApps provides intelligent digital products that delight clients and end users with transformative results.
Let’s move your business forward together. Speak with our experts in enterprise solutions.
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Generation Z is a brilliant and forward-thinking generation making a progressive transformation in the world as we know it. Following behind Millennials, they are heavily immersed in the technical landscape and are highly app savvy. They were born into a world of expansion and innovation with creations like the Apple iPhone and Facebook. Having grown up with the ability to access knowledge at the tap of their fingertips, they’re educated individuals with great entrepreneurial goals. They expect companies to anticipate their needs and will move on when they don’t deliver. They’re looking for flawless app design, fast iterations, responsible data collection, creative outlets, and more. Some Facts About Generation Z Born between 1997 and 2012, they’re in the era of self-discovery. Since their youth, Gen Z parents have been navigating the rise of technology and the online privacy issues that come with it; for Gen Z, finding their true selves is no easy task. Due to their immense media consumption, they expect instant gratification and high-speed delivery. As the “mobile generation,” 96% of Gen Zers are reported to own a cellphone—many spend 10 hours plus connected online. They frequent social platforms like Instagram, Youtube, TikTok, Twitch, Snapchat, Pinterest, Reddit, and other platforms. Gen Zers gravitate to mobile banking apps to serve their financial needs and streamline their tasks. Consequently, email is slowly dying out among this community of users. Generation Z interacts with apps in their lives as a means of communication, to fill a need in their life, and for play and creative expression. They are true digital natives and are hyper-connected to the world around them—making them increasingly self-aware and emotionally reflective. Generation Z also reports high rates of anxiety, depression, and mental challenges—more so than in past generations. Experiencing a global pandemic has only exasperated their mental health struggles. Consequently, prioritizing and addressing mental health is of great importance. Take Oye—a creative wellness app created by singer J Balvin “to make the world feel better.” It’s an app to transform your emotions into creative actions with mind-body practices, daily emotional check-in tools, personalized goal setting, and mindful notifications. Gen Z has proven to be catalyzed citizens who want to make a difference through social responsibility. Their innate understanding of the power of social networks and their regular consumption of news and information has allowed Gen Z to move past the era of Millennial armchair activism. While navigating life in today’s world, Gen Z confidently prioritizes experiences over objects. Considerations in App Development for Generation Z The Generation Z cohort is a significant target for app developers. Being born and raised in the digital age, they are always looking for novel tech to explore. Generation Z represents much larger historical forces at play, driving progressive transformation in the workplace that will redefine the entire generational experience. As a result, this generation has experienced increased globalization, technological advancements, and a fast-paced influx of information. Generation Z is changing the way we build digital experiences. Generation Z is the first generation to merge the digital and physical worlds into one experience. They view the internet as more than just a transaction and instead see it as a human experience. What that means for development is creating intuitive experiences that Gen Zers will love—innovative, straightforward, and seamless. With this information in mind, we’ve identified vital considerations to keep in mind when developing digital products for Generation Z. What Gen Z Consumers Want in An App Obsessively Tested, Flawless Design Gen Zers value efficiency and flawless design. That is why thorough testing and gaining user feedback are paramount. Be sure to ask for feedback from this generation and integrate the user input throughout your app’s development process and in updates. “If the designer doesn’t remove themself and try to see the user’s perspective, they can overly complicate the journey.” AARON LEA, ART DIRECTOR AT INSPIRINGAPPS, BOULDER CO Glitchy user interface behaviors and poor design choices are instant turnoffs for Gen Zers. Make your app seamless and flawless from the start, or you may lose your customer. Build your app with swift and straightforward interactions, and don’t reinvent the wheel for every feature within your product—draw inspiration from apps that are already working. By sticking with best practices and standard features and anticipating your users’ desires, your users will navigate more intuitively and stick around for more. Fast Iterations Gen Z consumers have grown up in a fast-paced digital world and value convenience and efficiency. They prefer mobile apps that offer quick and uninterrupted experiences, such as fast loading times, easy checkout processes, and streamlined workflows. Keep your app low on data—fast to download and delete. Control Over Their Digital Footprint Gen Zers quickly went from a private world to everything constantly being shared online. In their formative years, they grew up with little technology at their disposal. They were thrust into a world of hyper-technology and interconnectedness as time progressed. With that in mind, here are essential factors to keep at the forefront of your app development: Privacy Settings Gen Z should be able to manage their privacy settings on apps. This type of functionality includes having the ability to choose whether their information is shared publicly or only with specific individuals and having the option to limit the usage of their personal data. Data Transparency Gen Z should have clear access and information about what data is collected, how it’s used, and to whom it gets shared. Responsible Data Collection It’s essential to ensure that Gen Zers’ personal data is protected from data breaches and cyber threats. Apps should implement robust security practices to keep user data safe. Value-Add Through Personalization You can add value with personalization by using various technologies, such as saving login information, geolocation, machine learning, and AI, to cater to the specific needs of Gen Z. It is crucial to find a proper balance in incorporating personalization that genuinely adds value, without overdoing it. Here are a few core components to adding value through personalization: Saving Login Information Gen Z is all about convenience, and one way to provide that is by saving their login information. By doing so, you not only save them time but also provide a straightforward user journey. Geolocation Gen Z consumers are constantly on the go and expect a personalized experience based on their location. Using geolocation technology, you can offer tailored recommendations, promotions, and content based on their location. Machine Learning & AI If you want to better understand your Gen Z customers, machine learning can be a potent tool. By analyzing their data, you can personalize their experience and provide the results they seek—before they even ask. AI and machine learning are great tools for automating manual tasks as well. Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in many ways to develop apps for Gen Z. Here are some ways to incorporate ML and AI in your app to improve its performance: Personalized Recommendations: ML algorithms can provide customized recommendations to Gen Z users based on their interests, behaviors, and preferences. Chatbots & Virtual Assistants: With natural language processing (NLP) techniques, it’s now possible to create bots that can interact with Gen Z users in a way that feels just like talking to a real person. Bots can help users with tasks such as scheduling, finding information, or making purchases on their mobile devices. Image & Video Recognition: Computer vision techniques can be used to recognize images and videos, which can be helpful in apps such as social media platforms, gaming, or e-commerce. Predictive Modeling: Predictive modeling techniques can be used to forecast future behaviors and trends. For instance, a news app can predict which articles will be most popular among Gen Z users. Predictive modeling ensures your app stays ahead of the curve. Voice Recognition: Voice recognition techniques can be used to develop voice-enabled apps and devices that can be controlled with voice commands. This technology can be helpful in apps such as virtual assistants, smart home devices, or hands-free gaming. ML and AI can help app developers create more engaging, personalized, and interactive apps for Gen Z users. By leveraging these technologies, app developers can improve the user experience and stay ahead of the competition. Creative Tools More than half of Gen Zers believe they are more creative than previous generations. Most of them engage in creative activities in their free time. Gen Z is a highly creative generation that values individuality and self-expression. Therefore, niche tools enabling creativity are essential for creating apps that resonate with them. Concluding Thoughts on Developing Apps for Gen Z Gen Zers have a unique vantage point when it comes to app development. They’ve experienced the best of both worlds—an era of privacy merged with hyper-connectedness. They are vicarious app consumers, making them ideal customers for app developers. Brands that take the time to understand their Gen Z users’ behaviors, motivations, preferences, and expectations will experience significant growth. Considering the above considerations, one can ensure that their app hits the mark with this brilliant and forward-thinking generation. Gen Z wants more than just an app. They crave a unique experience that fulfills their daily needs and brings joy. The app should leave them feeling special and enhance their well-being. At InspiringApps, we stay on the pulse and ahead of the curve to bring you the most forward-thinking and trending app development insights. If you have any questions or thoughts on the above material—we’d be delighted to connect!
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Boulder, CO—In the latest article from Built In Colorado, InspiringApps’ Creative Director, Aaron Lea, shares his advice on creating simplified user journeys within digital products. How To Simplify User Journeys When do you know it’s time to simplify your product’s user journey? When we design digital apps, we’re always looking for ways to simplify the user journey. Limiting the number of interactions users have to make is a best practice for most apps. The more users have to drill down into extra screens, the more likely they are to leave. I like to think of it this way: design the app like you’re in the Target parking lot and about to go inside the store to buy Tide Pods. As a user, I want to be in and out as quickly as possible. A quick exchange that’s easy for me to use means I’m more prone to open the app the next time I’m in that Target parking lot. It’s often the case that apps are downloaded, opened once, and then deleted. These apps are too cluttered, and people won’t reuse them. On the other hand, when users know it doesn’t take too long to accomplish a task—no guided tours they’re more likely to use the app. A simple experience is a successful experience. Unless we’re creating something like TikTok, we aren’t designing the app to keep users in it. We’re here to help users achieve something or access a specific feature. The fewer interactions it takes to accomplish that, the better the journey. What process do you use to identify opportunities for simplification? App design is an art that involves trusting your instincts. I like to think of this process as similar to editing a script. Editors are great at identifying what’s essential and getting rid of clutter. But their real goal is staying true to what makes the script great—and amplifying that by revealing only what needs to be there. For example, an app may have a component that mirrors the functionality of Slack or Youtube. These are established popular apps. And even the best digital products aren’t going to lure people away from them. Any project, whether it’s designing an app or a home improvement project, can be subject to scope creep. Is that feature really needed? Was it added at the last minute? We all get distracted in the creative journey, and the risk is that we keep getting further away from—or even lose sight of—the reason we started, the problem we wanted to solve. We need to stay true to what inspired us in the beginning to create the app. ART DIRECTOR, AARON LEA | INSPIRINGAPPS, BOULDER CO What are some common traps designers can fall into that result in an overly complicated user journey? One trap is elevating ego over empathy. If the designer doesn’t remove themself and try to see the user’s perspective, they can overly complicate the journey. Designers must constantly evolve, challenge themselves, and put themselves in others’ shoes. ART DIRECTOR, AARON LEA | INSPIRINGAPPS, BOULDER CO Another trap could be the designer finding a new design tool or method they want to use and deciding to use it in a particular product. Novelty is not a substitute for suitability. A good rule of thumb is, don’t force it if it doesn’t deserve to be there. Sometimes, designers get set in their ways. Just because it worked last time doesn’t mean it will work this time too. Or conversely, designers may reinvent the wheel. If the design worked the first time, there’s no need to rethink it. Time management is critical. With mobile apps, people remember the launch, the middle, and the endpoint. A trap could be spending too much time on incidental interstitial areas. Don’t focus all your time there. Take that time and instead pick the three most vital sections—the app’s beginning, the middle, and its exit—and make those experiences ones that keep users coming back. Meet InspiringApps’ Creative Director Aaron Lea We believe that Inspired Employees Make InspiringApps and that our diverse backgrounds, skills, hobbies, and perspectives are what make us a stronger team. Aaron Lea finds his inspiration steeped in pop culture, a tradition of art in his family, and a creative digital design process that enables him to put novel creations back into the world and inspire others as a result.
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