Top App Developers Interview: Flynaut

Published on Nov 16, 2022 in App Development

Shadab Rashid is Partner at Flynaut. Founded in 2016 by himself in Phoenix, the United States. Flynaut has 120 employees. He is a Start-ups Consultant & Expert, he has helped and launched more than 50 start-ups with development, marketing, and investments, he is an authorized Grant Cardone Licensee and a Sales and Business Coach.

Here is what Shadab Rashid has to say about the mobile development world.

What does your mobile app development company do?

Flynaut produces a variety of high-quality & creative digital applications. In the past 17 years, our team has designed, developed, and launched over 400 successful projects for companies around the world.

Flynaut boasts three arenas of expertise:

  • Strategic Product Consulting — we help companies develop market-tested strategies around their digital products, ranging from revenue models to user acquisition plans.
  • Loyalty-Driving Design — when we design mobile applications for our clients, we laser focus on a use experience that will forge and grow loyalty with their current - and future - customers.
  • Savvy Engineering — our seasoned team builds products for the “real world” - our applications are built to scale and evolve as consumer trends shift.

Our 120-person team is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, and is organized into two divisions serving Enterprise and startup clients.

What clients have you worked for?

Whether you're a small business with big ideas, or an international enterprise looking to expand into new markets and become one of the world's top companies; we can help. We work closely together as partners on your project from beginning until end so that each client gets not just excellent service but also peace-of mind knowing they’ve got someone watching over their interests day in/day out!

Some of our clients: Maybach, MyNotifier, Tipper, Ticket Link, Sher, Quick Space, KissnTells, Global Games, Chiry, Prujekt and many others.

If you had to choose one category, what kind of app do you think is your mobile app development company’s specialty?

MedTech is one of our many specialties. We are also very experienced with Ed tech, Financial technology and Hi-tech: Artificial Intelligence & Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to name just a few!

What is the average budget of the mobile apps you develop?

Developing an app can be costly and time-consuming. The average budget for developing your own mobile application is $25,000 upwards - but don't worry! We have some tips to help you get started with development without breaking the bank (or any other body part).

Do you develop all mobile apps in-house or do you outsource some parts of the process?

We're committed to creating the best possible user experience for our customers and so we do all of this work in-house, with a team that currently stands at 120 experts.

Pros and Cons of In-House Software Development:


  • Smooth flow of communication
  • Proper control
  • On-time work
  • Cons:
  • Slow launch
  • Higher cost

Which would you say are the best mobile apps that your company has developed and why?

Chiry app is the best app we have developed, it allows patients to connect with chiropractors & physical trainers and conduct sessions online and offline. The app is very user friendly and it enable users of all age to seamlessly use its features without any problems. It is also very convenient as patients can book appointments and sessions at their own convenience without having to worry about traveling or taking time off work. The app has really made a difference in the lives of many people who are in need of chiropractic care. We are very proud of our team for developing such an amazing app and we hope that it will continue to help people in need.

Do you prefer to build mobile apps with native, hybrid or web languages?

When it comes to developing mobile apps, there are two main options: native apps and hybrid apps. Native apps are developed specifically for a certain operating system, such as iOS or Android. This process results in apps that are optimized for each platform and offer a smooth and responsive user experience.

Hybrid apps, on the other hand, are developed using web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

These apps are then wrapped in a native container, which allows them to be installed and run on mobile devices. While hybrid apps tend to be less expensive and quicker to develop than native apps, they often lack the same level of performance and interactivity. As a result, native apps remain the gold standard for mobile app development.

Standard benefits:

  • Native apps are faster and more reliable
  • Hybrid apps are cheaper to develop

Emotional benefits:

  • Native apps feel more natural and intuitive
  • Hybrid apps can be glitchy and frustrating

Let’s focus on iOS and Android mobile app development. Which are the Pros and Cons of each platform?

Apple’s App Store and Google Play offer different strengths and weaknesses for users. The App Store provides a more centralized and controlled experience, while Play offers Android users more freedom and choice.

App Store approval process can be lengthy, so updates and bug fixes can take some time to become available. However, this also vetting process helps to ensure that all apps meet a certain standard in terms of quality and security. In contrast, Google Play has a more relaxed approval process, so updates are generally available much sooner. However, this can also result in a greater number of low-quality or malicious apps slipping through the cracks.

Both app stores offer a wide range of apps, although the App Store tends to have a greater selection of high- quality paid apps. Conversely, Google Play often has better deals on paid apps, as well as a larger selection of free apps. Ultimately, the best app store for any given user will depend on their individual needs and preferences.

Which one will evolve more within the next 5 years?

Both has the potential to evolve, it's really hard to predict which one will evolve more.

Which device is the best in the market right now?

It's a question that has long divided mobile users: iOS or Android? Both operating systems have their fans and detractors, and there's no clear consensus on which is the better platform. However, there are some objective factors that can be considered when making a decision. One is the overall experience of using the device. iOS devices are known for their sleek design and intuitive interface, while Android devices offer more customization options. Another factor is app selection. iOS devices have access to the App Store, which offers a wide variety of high-quality apps. Android devices have access to the Google Play Store, which also has a large selection of apps, but it is not as heavily curated as the App Store. Ultimately, the decision of which device to choose comes down to personal preference. Those who value a simpler, more streamlined experience may prefer an iOS device, while those who want more control over their device's appearance and functionality may prefer an Android device.

And which device do you feel more comfortable developing an app for?

We can develop and are comfortable on both the platforms.

Why is AppFutura useful to you?

With AppFutura, we can reach more potential clients to grow our business. I am convinced that this will help us gain exposure and create new opportunities for growth in the future! We are excited about the opportunities this will provide for us. It's going to help with marketing and getting our name out there, which is really important when you're trying to grow an up-and coming company like ours!

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