At Myriad Mobile we love what we do. From agriculture to financial services, we love helping our clients bring their ideas to life. But we know there’s more than one way to help someone accomplish their development goals. Some clients come to us with a fully developed idea and specifications and ask us to code out the app of their dreams. Others know that they want an app, and they understand that it’s pretty important to have a proprietary application for their business, but they’re unsure about the road from point A to B. That’s where we come in.  

Since 2011 we’ve been helping companies and organizations create custom mobile and web solutions through thoughtful strategy, beautiful design, iterative development, and first-class support. And we’ve heard just about all of the common misconceptions that come along with app development.

There’s no need to be an expert in application development and implementation when you partner with Myriad. Trust us, our dedicated team knows enough about every step of the app development process to blow anyone’s socks off. Whether this is your first app or your fifth, you can count on us to make your app dream a reality.

Ok, so on to the good stuff. Like we said, sometimes people can have some understandably confusing misunderstandings about app development. We say understandably because the process of creating an app is incredibly complex and requires years of study and research to fully understand. Today we’re going to share some facts about app development that you probably didn’t know.

Apps Costs More Than You Think

Now don’t let this put you off. Making an app can be done on nearly any budget. In fact, our account managers go to extraordinary pains make sure that every aspect of your app development process stays on time and on budget. From multi-million dollar corporations to beginner startups, we’ve helped a plethora of companies and institutions build the app of their dreams with budgets both big and small.

Nevertheless, it seems like every other week we’re hearing stories about undergrads who built multimillion dollar apps from their parent’s basements and are now set for life. In all reality, for most people, making an app costs actual money.

Here’s an example of how app development is like other common goods. Let’s say that you want to have a family portrait taken to hang on your living room wall above your mantle. It will hang there in a place of honor, and it may be the first interaction a guest has with your space. You could hire the kid from down the street to snap a quick pic of your and your family with their iPhone, which would, technically speaking, be everything you’re looking for. Or, you could hire a professional photographer to come in and artfully capture an image that accurately represents your family. This photographer will design your lighting, help with posing, complete your final edit, and have the picture framed for you. Both choices result in you owning a family portrait, but one has taken the time to fully invest in every step of the process.

If you’re a company looking to hire a third party, someone like Myriad, for example, your money will go a long way. At Myriad, we use a seven-step plan for success that guarantees that you’ll be 100% satisfied with your finished app. It’s this dedication to detail and quality that has made us one of the fastest growing companies in North Dakota. We promise that your finished app will be picture perfect by the time we’re done with it.

The Process Is Longer Than You Think

Once you strike up the idea of an app, you may think that it’s going to be a quick process to have your app made. You just need to tell a developer what you want, and they’ll be able to code it out over the course of a few days, maybe a week. Right? Well, not so much. While finding your base idea is an important first step in the app development process, there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done before your app is ready to get brought to the attention of a developer. So, how long does it take to develop an app?

Typically, a standard app takes anywhere from 3-6 months to create. That is not to say that it can’t happen faster nor that it can’t go slower. There are a lot of factors that determine how long it will take to make an app. For example, an app that has many functionalities will take longer than a singular purpose platform. Plus, whether or not your app needs to be developed using existing resources, such as your native CMS or internal software, can affect the amount of time developers need to complete your project. As much as it would rock, apps simply can’t be made in a week.

Mobile Is More Important Than You Think    

Some companies come to us knowing that they should move into a mobile space just because “it’s the thing to do” but they don’t fully understand the importance of what they’re saying. While it’s great that you’re taking the initiative to jump into the mobile realm, let’s explore how mobile has been changing our world over the past several years.

Did you know that mobile apps are forecasted to generate around 189 billion U.S. dollars by 2020? From ordering a pizza and surfing social media, to imputing data on a jobsite, people are using mobile apps more than ever before. In fact, some studies say that up to 80% of the time people spend on their phones is in apps. Just think, how many times have you heard the phrase “there’s an app for that?” College admissions, medical charts, and real-time product insights, these capabilities are changing the way business and organizations reach the public as well as communicate internally. 57% of users have said that they won’t recommend a business with a poorly-designed mobile site or app. Make sure that you’re in the clear by investing time to create the mobile app your business deserves.

Create The App Your Business Needs with Myriad

Whether you’ve thought long and hard about your foray into apps or are just getting used to the idea, our team can help your business receive the app that it both wants and needs. We’ve helped plenty of businesses through innovative tech solutions, and we can do the same for you! Send us a message or give us a call to start building your app today.