Top app development companies interview: Eighty Three Creative

Published on May 04, 2018 in App Development
Top app development companies interview: Eighty Three Creative

Cory Imdieke is Head of Mobile Development at Eighty Three Creative. The company was founded back in 2015 by Thomas McShane, and now has 40 employees. Eighty Three Creative is located in Dallas, Texas.

Here’s what Cory Imdieke had to say about the company and the app development world.

What does your mobile app development company do?

Eighty Three Creative is a full-service marketing agency that offers a full suite of services, including app and web development, branding and digital strategy and design, photo and video production, and more. We have in-house dedicated teams for every function, meaning you’ll get an expert for your project regardless of which service your project requires.

Regarding app development, we are an award-winning team that provides design, development and product strategy. We don’t discriminate against businesses based on their size, so we’ve taken on projects that are both very small from companies consisting of one or two individuals, and projects from Fortune 500 companies that touch multiple departments.

What clients have you worked for?

We’ve worked with a variety of clients of different sizes and industries, ranging from the rebranding of a building in Downtown Dallas, running event apps for conferences and conventions, and even building small social networking apps for a team of individuals launching a new company.

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

We specialize in utility and enterprise applications, building the tools used by employees or customers that are designed to hit specific goals, whether the goal is adding information to an internal database or engaging a new client-set.

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

There is no magic number or min/max value, but an average cost is approximately $15,000.

Do you develop all mobile apps in-house or do you outsource some parts of the process? Tell us the Pros and Cons

We perform all stages of design and development using full time, in-house teams, that are in the same building. We believe the benefits of collaboration and easy communication far outweigh the cost savings of outsourcing.

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

Our best apps include Picks by City Electric Supply, and our various conference and event apps. Both of these apps reach large audiences during a set amount of time, and quality is vitally important in these situations, where downtime and bugs can mean the difference between a successful campaign and missing the entire event.

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

We believe native development is the best course of action, and hybrid and web languages are a waste of time and resources. We’ve performed quite a few projects that involve re-writing an existing app that is written using one of these technologies, because it didn’t perform well or had a large number of bugs. Users can tell the difference.

These technologies can be useful when prototyping an idea, or for the very smallest apps, but the client must go in understanding that they won’t be able to build on top of the existing project, and a native app will need to be written from the ground up.

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

These days, the two platforms are fairly close in terms of pros and cons, and it’s not useful to dive into them from a technical standpoint. It’s better to select a platform based on your desired userbase, as the demographics between the two are where you will see a difference. While we recommend developing for both platforms for the highest reach, that’s not always the best plan for every project, and we can do the market research based on your target audience to aid in the selection of a platform.

Which one will evolve more within the next 5 years?

In the mobile industry, 5 years is an eternity, and both platforms will be drastically different from their current forms. They are both undergoing changes at an ever-increasing pace and I don’t see that changing any time soon.

Which device is the best in the market right now? The one you feel is a must have and why.

In my opinion, the best iOS device on the market today is the iPhone X, and the best Android device is the Google Pixel 2. These devices have high quality hardware, amazing cameras, and the best version of their respective operating systems.

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

Our iOS developers only develop for iOS and our Android developers only develop for Android. We feel it’s important that our developers are experts on their platforms, so your project gets the very best based on the needs of the project, and not our development preferences.

Why is AppFutura useful to you?

We hope to broaden our client reach and work on new and exciting projects that come from AppFutura.

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