Right now the world is experiencing a pivotal shift.
That shift is the rapid adoption of mobile. Pew Research projects that by the end of 2018 more than 95 percent of the US will have a mobile phone and more than 75 percent will have a smartphone.
Depending on your current career path, stats like this will either make you embrace mobile’s potential … or make you pursue a new career.
At MindSea, these stats are cause for excitement because we’ve been focused on mobile for a while now: We’ve been building Apple-featured and five-star mobile apps for more than 10 years. Right now we have over 30 apps available for download and millions of users.
But what gets us really excited is that every week we have a chance to help our clients turn their aspirations into reality. Over the years, we’ve worked with startups, media companies and corporate brands to build quality mobile solutions. We’ve also seen how other agencies work, and while we respect and even admire many others in our industry, we strive to do things differently. Here are a few ways that we’re rethinking the app agency and client relationship:
We Don’t Just Talk The Talk When It Comes To Mobile
When it comes time to ask how to build an app, we’re not afraid to do things differently. Whether it’s writing code or creating beautiful combinations of pixels, we love building quality mobile app experiences. A lot of app agencies solely focus on doing work for outside clients. We’re different in that we not only create apps for clients but also build, launch and maintain our own mobile apps.
Why? Because we can. Because we’re techies who really love apps. And because creating and maintaining our own apps has helped us to better understand the needs of our clients. We can empathize with the pressure of a tight timeline and offer valuable insights and recommendations to our clients based on experience with our own real-world projects.
We Don’t Dive In Head-First
An app built without research and planning is on a one-way street to redesign, negative reviews and nonstop rework. That’s why we created a proprietary process designed to help our clients get the information they need to create and maintain a successful app.
We call it the Mobile App Blueprint. Just as blueprints provide detailed plans to build a new home, the Mobile App Blueprint outlines everything you need to design, build, launch and even pitch your app effectively. The process takes weeks rather than months and by the end, you’re equipped to build a winning app. Here are some examples of the types of results our Mobile App Blueprint process delivers:
We Don’t Just Build Apps—We Build Trust
Trust is important to us. We may be a bunch of techies, but at the core of everything we do is the desire to do right by our clients and help them succeed. Our team is committed to learning about new technologies, understanding the latest trends and establishing a real connection with our clients so we can deliver apps that win.
This commitment has placed us in good company amongst the best app agencies in the industry. We pride ourselves on the positive feedback that our clients leave on Clutch, AgencySpotter and similar sites on a regular basis. Here’s a snapshot of just a few of these reviews:
We Live & Breathe Our Core Values
Every day our team lives out our core values:
- Do No Harm
- Mutual Respect
- Wellbeing Focused
- Work With Integrity
During the hiring process, we talk to every candidate about these core values to see how they respond. Every person we add to our team must be committed to our values—and it shows in the quality of our work and our relationships with clients.
Our Research Is Our Clients’ Research
We love data. We love research. We use it in every project we undertake.
But we don’t just do research for client projects. We also do research just to scratch our own curiosity itch. Over the last few months, some of our research has been featured in Business Insider and talked about in offices around the world. We love to learn, whether it’s finding out what’s trending in app store product shots, determining the impact of color on design, or simply digging into the best practices around iOS design and Android design. And we use this information to help deliver great app experiences for our clients.
So that’s a little about us…
If you’re in the market for an app agency that is passionate about delivering quality mobile apps, we’d love to talk with you. We’ve worked with organizations in diverse sectors and industries, and we love to hear new business ideas. Get in touch with us if you’d like to learn more about how we can help turn your app idea into a reality.