FAQ

Over the years, we have answered a multitude of questions from our customers. We always favour human contact and discussions, but if you really can't wait for us to meet, here are a series of answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Development

It depends on your needs and the interaction you want your user to have with your application. In some cases, we recommend to start with a responsive web application to test your project with users before creating a mobile application (as Facebook did). This reduces development costs and will already allow you to analyze user behavior and their appeal to your service. It also allows you to make improvements at a lower cost based on feedback from your first users.

In other cases, however, such as Uber, it is obvious that you need a mobile application.

As it depends on your basic needs, we advise you to contact us. We will be happy to provide you with our expertise free of charge.

No, but we are in partnership with several Swiss companies specialized in the graphic design of web and mobile applications. These are trusted partners with whom we are used to work with.

In case you already have partners for graphic design, no problem, we will be happy to collaborate with them, because a good collaboration between developers and designers is essential to carry out a project in the best possible way!

Contact us to discuss this further.

YES. To accompany you in the creation of the wireframes and the User eXperience of your project we offer design workshops.

Our technical knowledge in the development of applications will save you precious time on the analysis of the feasibility of your project.

At the end of our workshops you will have a functional and feasible wireframe!

Contact us for more information about our workshops and how we can meet your expectations.

It depends entirely on your project!

If you intend to make your application accessible from the Internet via web desktop, web mobile, and as well the application stores (Android and iOS) then we advise you to choose a hybrid technology such as Progressive Web Application (Angular or VueJS). This technology allows you to encapsulate your web project with tools such as Capacitor and deploy it on Android and iOS stores. This can be a good way to quickly test your application in all of these platforms with your target audience.

On the other hand, if you wish to have your application only available for download from application stores, we will need to study its complexity in terms of design and functionality (augmented or virtual reality, use of phone sensors, etc), before to decide which technology to use.

In short, your final decision depends on the needs of your project. We therefore invite you to contact us to discuss it for an hour for free.

It depends mainly on your project and its functionalities. For a showcase site like dimario.ch, it can take a few weeks, to create the competitor of Facebook, it can take more than 5 years!

In our case, the longest project we have been given to develop took 3 years. We still take care of its maintenance and evolutions. As for the shortest, it lasted 4 weeks.

If time is a problem for you, we recommend that you start your project with a Design Sprint. According to an IBM study, starting a project with a Design Sprint can reduce up to 75% of the design and development time of a project.

To get an estimate of the development time of your project contact us, it’s free and we will get back to you within a week.

It depends greatly on your project and its functionality. Based on our experience and the projects we have developed, the average price range is between 35’000CHF and 85’000CHF.

But nothing’s set in stone, of course. Your project can be technically simple to realize and be under 35’000CHF. Or on the contrary extremely complex, and costing well above 85’000CHF.

To have a price range specific to your project, contact us it’s free and we will answer you within a week.

Since the creation of our company in 2014, we have experimented with a multitude of programming languages as well as frameworks and have chosen to keep only the best, taking into account their flexibility, reliability and durability.

We are experts in the following languages, frameworks and tools:

  • PHP Laravel/Lumen (server)
  • Firebase (server)
  • Android: Java and Kotlin (native mobile)
  • iOS Swift (native mobile)
  • Angular (web desktop and mobile – PWA)
  • VueJs (web desktop and mobile – PWA)
  • Ionic and Capacitor (web desktop and mobile, hybrid mobile PWA)

The POC (Proof of Concept) is the very first brick in your project that you can use to prove its feasibility. It can be in the form of a schema, a wireframe or even an application that will have as its sole mission to tests the main functionality of your project. It should be noted that a POC is only intended to test your idea to prove its feasibility and not to deploy it to the public. It is therefore not at this stage that you should pay attention to details that are not essential to its operation.

The MVP (Minimum Valuable Project) is a functional marketable product containing the minimum features to provide a simple user experience and a concrete solution.

The V1, represents the complete solution with all the main features, a complete design, and the feedback from the MVP taken into account.

Consulting

To prepare yourself for the design sprint, we recommend to first read the brochure we have created about our Design Sprints.

Next, it is important to prepare a short presentation of your project which will be the starting point for the work week. For an even better understanding, you can also read our series of articles on the Design Sprint, which will give you a clear idea of how a Design Sprint works.

If you have a project in mind and want to get it off to a good start, choose Design Sprint! Contact us and we will provide you with the preparation PDF as well as all the information you need to make sure it runs smoothly.

None!

All you need to do is be present physically and mentally.
We advise to join with people from different expertises so that you can come up with richer ideas to obtain a final result that suits everyone!

To learn more, we invite you to download our free explanatory brochure or contact us to discuss it.

The Design Sprint takes place over 5 consecutive days. It allows to accelerate the design of a digital product, going from co-creation workshops to the realization of prototypes and to test the project directly with the users.

We offer to accompany you in all the steps of a Design Sprint. We customise the Design Sprint according to your company’s needs. Two members of MobileThinking will guide your team with our expertise as a digital product design and development company. Our presence has the advantage of offering you an external eye in addition to our technical knowledge.

We invite you to download our explanatory brochure to learn more about the subject.

If you have an idea and would like to turn it into a viable project then contact us to organize a Design Sprint together!

The free consulting hour allows you to ask us all the questions related to your project. Based on our technical and consulting experience, we can propose you the necessary and most suitable steps for the development of your project.

Finally, we will provide you with a price range for the realization of your digital project.

Don’t miss out and dare to contact us!

If you or your company have decided to develop a new application and would like to be guided we would be happy to do so!

We wrote an EBook “From Idea to App” which explains the steps to go from the idea to the application! Download it, it can already bring you some clarity.

We offer you 1 hour of free consulting to evaluate your project and guide you.

So do not hesitate to contact us, you will save time.

If you or your company is in the midst of a digital transformation or would like to start one, we would be happy to assist you.

We have written an EBook about the digital transformation of companies, download it, it can already help you.

Then, we offer you 1 hour of free consulting to evaluate your project and give you the first good steps.

So do not hesitate to contact us, you will save time.

We teach the module “Mobile Applications & Gaming” at the CREA school for bachelors in the 3rd year.

In addition, we have created the following courses that are ready to be taught:

  • Idea to App, where we go through the lifecycle of an application and best practices together.
  • Design Sprint, learn how in 5 days it is possible to have a prototype of your application.
  • Dev vs Business, to learn the communication between its two poles and find the right alignment.

We can also, at your request, prepare and give customized courses for your company on various topics around application development. These subjects can be technical (on a particular technology) or less technical such as “How to create a good prototype” or “The guidelines of the good developer”.

If you wish to upgrade your teams on certain aspects, contact us to find out how to go forward.

Since 2014, we have accompanied dozens of clients in the design and realization of their projects through different workshops such as the Design Sprint.

We have also advised and accompanied them on the feasibility of their project and brought them our technical point of view.

Finally, for some projects, we integrated analysis tools such as Google Analytics to collect usage data allowing us to advise on the next improvements.

Consequently, thanks to our various expertises we can accompany you from the beginning of the ideation to the end of the realization to bring your project to a successful conclusion.

Contact us to discuss it, the first hour is free!

Our expertise allows us to guide and support you on the following points:

  • Sprint design and workshops
  • Feasibility study of your project
  • Support in the design of your project (Digital Transformation)
  • Support in the creation of your prototype
  • Integration of analytics tools on your applications such as Google Analytics
  • Analysis and extraction of analytical reports

You can contact us to discuss your project and find out exactly how we can help you.

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Development

It depends on your needs and the interaction you want your user to have with your application. In some cases, we recommend to start with a responsive web application to test your project with users before creating a mobile application (as Facebook did). This reduces development costs and will already allow you to analyze user behavior and their appeal to your service. It also allows you to make improvements at a lower cost based on feedback from your first users.

In other cases, however, such as Uber, it is obvious that you need a mobile application.

As it depends on your basic needs, we advise you to contact us. We will be happy to provide you with our expertise free of charge.

No, but we are in partnership with several Swiss companies specialized in the graphic design of web and mobile applications. These are trusted partners with whom we are used to work with.

In case you already have partners for graphic design, no problem, we will be happy to collaborate with them, because a good collaboration between developers and designers is essential to carry out a project in the best possible way!

Contact us to discuss this further.

YES. To accompany you in the creation of the wireframes and the User eXperience of your project we offer design workshops.

Our technical knowledge in the development of applications will save you precious time on the analysis of the feasibility of your project.

At the end of our workshops you will have a functional and feasible wireframe!

Contact us for more information about our workshops and how we can meet your expectations.

It depends entirely on your project!

If you intend to make your application accessible from the Internet via web desktop, web mobile, and as well the application stores (Android and iOS) then we advise you to choose a hybrid technology such as Progressive Web Application (Angular or VueJS). This technology allows you to encapsulate your web project with tools such as Capacitor and deploy it on Android and iOS stores. This can be a good way to quickly test your application in all of these platforms with your target audience.

On the other hand, if you wish to have your application only available for download from application stores, we will need to study its complexity in terms of design and functionality (augmented or virtual reality, use of phone sensors, etc), before to decide which technology to use.

In short, your final decision depends on the needs of your project. We therefore invite you to contact us to discuss it for an hour for free.

It depends mainly on your project and its functionalities. For a showcase site like dimario.ch, it can take a few weeks, to create the competitor of Facebook, it can take more than 5 years!

In our case, the longest project we have been given to develop took 3 years. We still take care of its maintenance and evolutions. As for the shortest, it lasted 4 weeks.

If time is a problem for you, we recommend that you start your project with a Design Sprint. According to an IBM study, starting a project with a Design Sprint can reduce up to 75% of the design and development time of a project.

To get an estimate of the development time of your project contact us, it’s free and we will get back to you within a week.

It depends greatly on your project and its functionality. Based on our experience and the projects we have developed, the average price range is between 35’000CHF and 85’000CHF.

But nothing’s set in stone, of course. Your project can be technically simple to realize and be under 35’000CHF. Or on the contrary extremely complex, and costing well above 85’000CHF.

To have a price range specific to your project, contact us it’s free and we will answer you within a week.

Since the creation of our company in 2014, we have experimented with a multitude of programming languages as well as frameworks and have chosen to keep only the best, taking into account their flexibility, reliability and durability.

We are experts in the following languages, frameworks and tools:

  • PHP Laravel/Lumen (server)
  • Firebase (server)
  • Android: Java and Kotlin (native mobile)
  • iOS Swift (native mobile)
  • Angular (web desktop and mobile – PWA)
  • VueJs (web desktop and mobile – PWA)
  • Ionic and Capacitor (web desktop and mobile, hybrid mobile PWA)

The POC (Proof of Concept) is the very first brick in your project that you can use to prove its feasibility. It can be in the form of a schema, a wireframe or even an application that will have as its sole mission to tests the main functionality of your project. It should be noted that a POC is only intended to test your idea to prove its feasibility and not to deploy it to the public. It is therefore not at this stage that you should pay attention to details that are not essential to its operation.

The MVP (Minimum Valuable Project) is a functional marketable product containing the minimum features to provide a simple user experience and a concrete solution.

The V1, represents the complete solution with all the main features, a complete design, and the feedback from the MVP taken into account.

Consulting

To prepare yourself for the design sprint, we recommend to first read the brochure we have created about our Design Sprints.

Next, it is important to prepare a short presentation of your project which will be the starting point for the work week. For an even better understanding, you can also read our series of articles on the Design Sprint, which will give you a clear idea of how a Design Sprint works.

If you have a project in mind and want to get it off to a good start, choose Design Sprint! Contact us and we will provide you with the preparation PDF as well as all the information you need to make sure it runs smoothly.

None!

All you need to do is be present physically and mentally.
We advise to join with people from different expertises so that you can come up with richer ideas to obtain a final result that suits everyone!

To learn more, we invite you to download our free explanatory brochure or contact us to discuss it.

The Design Sprint takes place over 5 consecutive days. It allows to accelerate the design of a digital product, going from co-creation workshops to the realization of prototypes and to test the project directly with the users.

We offer to accompany you in all the steps of a Design Sprint. We customise the Design Sprint according to your company’s needs. Two members of MobileThinking will guide your team with our expertise as a digital product design and development company. Our presence has the advantage of offering you an external eye in addition to our technical knowledge.

We invite you to download our explanatory brochure to learn more about the subject.

If you have an idea and would like to turn it into a viable project then contact us to organize a Design Sprint together!

The free consulting hour allows you to ask us all the questions related to your project. Based on our technical and consulting experience, we can propose you the necessary and most suitable steps for the development of your project.

Finally, we will provide you with a price range for the realization of your digital project.

Don’t miss out and dare to contact us!

If you or your company have decided to develop a new application and would like to be guided we would be happy to do so!

We wrote an EBook “From Idea to App” which explains the steps to go from the idea to the application! Download it, it can already bring you some clarity.

We offer you 1 hour of free consulting to evaluate your project and guide you.

So do not hesitate to contact us, you will save time.

If you or your company is in the midst of a digital transformation or would like to start one, we would be happy to assist you.

We have written an EBook about the digital transformation of companies, download it, it can already help you.

Then, we offer you 1 hour of free consulting to evaluate your project and give you the first good steps.

So do not hesitate to contact us, you will save time.

We teach the module “Mobile Applications & Gaming” at the CREA school for bachelors in the 3rd year.

In addition, we have created the following courses that are ready to be taught:

  • Idea to App, where we go through the lifecycle of an application and best practices together.
  • Design Sprint, learn how in 5 days it is possible to have a prototype of your application.
  • Dev vs Business, to learn the communication between its two poles and find the right alignment.

We can also, at your request, prepare and give customized courses for your company on various topics around application development. These subjects can be technical (on a particular technology) or less technical such as “How to create a good prototype” or “The guidelines of the good developer”.

If you wish to upgrade your teams on certain aspects, contact us to find out how to go forward.

Since 2014, we have accompanied dozens of clients in the design and realization of their projects through different workshops such as the Design Sprint.

We have also advised and accompanied them on the feasibility of their project and brought them our technical point of view.

Finally, for some projects, we integrated analysis tools such as Google Analytics to collect usage data allowing us to advise on the next improvements.

Consequently, thanks to our various expertises we can accompany you from the beginning of the ideation to the end of the realization to bring your project to a successful conclusion.

Contact us to discuss it, the first hour is free!

Our expertise allows us to guide and support you on the following points:

  • Sprint design and workshops
  • Feasibility study of your project
  • Support in the design of your project (Digital Transformation)
  • Support in the creation of your prototype
  • Integration of analytics tools on your applications such as Google Analytics
  • Analysis and extraction of analytical reports

You can contact us to discuss your project and find out exactly how we can help you.

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