Top app development companies interview: Frida Nyvall - Red Onion

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Published on Oct 29, 2014 in App Development
Frida from Red Onion

Frida Nyvall is one of the partners at Red Onion. The company, founded by herself and David Söderström in 2011, is located in Uppsala, Sweden. Before joining Red Onion as a web and front-end developer, Frida worked as a technical consultant for a company that created Banking and Finance software. She decided to create Red Onion because she wanted a more creative and involved role in development. Here is what she had to say about the company and the mobile world:

What do you do?

The focus of Red Onion is to create great apps for all screens and platforms. The size and scope of our projects varies from big applications aimed at thousands of corporate users, to presenting more general information using for example a custom made iPad exhibition app. Since web and native applications are blending together more and more, we also do pure web projects.

Which would you say are the best apps you have developed and why?

We have developed the tool for Challengera, a cross platform app that aims to increase and also measure employee engagement. The purpose of the app is to help corporate management incentivize, engage and educate employees using gamification and social strategies. With more than thousands of users around the world, this app is our biggest project in terms of time and resources, and therefore also a project which we have had opportunity to put a lot of heart into.

Which apps would you have loved to develop and why?

I would have liked to work on the Evernote apps series. I love taking notes and saving ideas, sketches, weblinks. Evernote (and its siblings) greatly helps me organize my world. There is a real challenge creating an app that can handle all of these tasks efficiently, on multiple platforms and still stay user friendly.

Which are the 5 apps you use the most on a daily basis?

Evernote is a lifesaver, both for saving links or bookmarks, and for taking client meeting notes. Asana is a great help when it comes to organizing the workflow and getting a good overview of the project progress. Toggl helps me keep track of my working hours, and shows how much time has been invested in each project. Dropbox is very handy for storing files and getting access to them from different platforms. When not working, I use Battlenet to keep track of my games.

Which mobile device is the best in the market right now?

As a developer, it’s always great to have as many devices as possible to test your work on. As usual when Apple launches a product, there is a lot of buzz around it and a lot of new users to consider, so one of the most interesting mobiles right now is the iPhone 6.

What kind of device/platform will be the next big thing?

Being very visionary, it would be interesting to see how Internet technologies could be evolved and used together with 3D screens.

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