Top app development companies interview: Imperium Apps

Gerard Escaich
Gerard Escaich, Content & Account Manager at AppFutura
Published on Jan 18, 2019 in App Development
Top app development companies interview: Imperium Apps

It has only been three years since Imperium Apps GmbH started the business. Since then, Founder, and CEO of the company Perjan Duro has taken the enterprise into a new field. Based in the heart of Germany, in the city of Berlin, Imperium Apps has been employing the best and most productive app developers. Currently, this mobile app development company employs seven high-end developers which deliver the best mobile apps around.

Tell us a little bit about your previous work:

Before founding Imperium Apps, I have spent more than 8 years working for banks and financial institutions as a developer first, then as a technical owner and mobile developer. During the last years of working as a consultant, I worked for one of the largest European cellular network companies, managed an online trading app for a digital bank and some other projects that I cannot share with you right now.

What does your mobile app development company do?

Imperium Apps GmbH is one of the most innovative app development companies in Berlin, Germany.

We will be your development partner in every stage, from conception to design, development and beyond the App/Play Store.

Our awesome team has a lot of experience when it comes to building and developing for iOS and Android.

With a combined experience of more than 30 years, there is nothing we can’t do. Everyone is master at their craft!

This way we are able to create cutting edge products for the latest platforms and gadgets.

What clients have you worked for?

You can find our code from small apps with only one person behind the idea to big apps for big corporates all around the world. Our ability to quickly adapt and scale to perfectly fit what the project requires has allowed us to tackle all sorts of projects.

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

We have developed many apps ranging from all sorts of categories, from social, media and entertainment to health, IoT and AR apps, but if I have to say which category is our company’s specialty, I would say finance apps.

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

The budget heavily depends on what the project is, what needs to be developed, how it will work, what technologies will be used, how will the user interact with it, on how many platforms it will be deployed etc.

A simple project could start from € 15,000 while a big project could be in the € 250,000, but then again, everything depends by the project details and our team is well-equipped to make realistic cost estimations based on the requirements.

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

Everything happens in-house. We are not fans of outsourcing parts of the process as that would impact heavily in the end result, causing a drop in the quality of the overall experience since a chain is as strong as its weakest link.

The biggest problem and pain with outsourcing is communication. If you want to make a change in code or design, it could be extremely difficult to explain via the conventional ways of communication. And no, video conferencing doesn’t really help.

Then you have the change in team spirit and mentality which heavily affects how a design is created or how a line of code is written and when you combine these different “realities” you end up with a sub-par product.

You need to be there yourself, deep in the trenches along with your in-house team for the full journey from conception and design to development and release. The end product would then speak for itself.

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

We have contributed to developing MoneyCoach, a supercharged personal finance app that helps users save more and get out of debt and make smarter financial decisions through behavioral psychology and AI. The app has been featured by Apple countless times on the main page of the App Store and is also installed on all of the new demo iPhones in every Apple Store in Germany. That is a huge achievement.

We have also developed some health apps with which patients could calculate the perfect dosage for different syringe infusion systems and that’s a very big responsibility since we are affecting human life at an extremely intimate level.

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

Even though going hybrid could be potentially faster and simpler, we prefer going, full native. This allows us the highest quality and performance as the apps are developed taking into consideration what the platform you are building it for has to offer.

The logic, sure, is the same, but the technologies, language, APIs and the development process are different. That is why you need the best iOS and Android developers, that know the strong points of each platform and are able to squeeze every bit of power to create a quality experience on both platforms and I am happy to say that we have these developers and are always on the hunt for new talents to join our ranks.

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

If we were to list all of the possible Pros and Cons of each platform we would be here for days, so no one would really want all that.

The only thing that I can tell is that bigger is not always better. Of course Android has a bigger audience than iOS, but that also means that you have something like 12K different devices with too many different screen resolutions and Android versions which at the end of the day makes app optimization extremely difficult. This problem doesn’t really exist on iOS so the user experience is more unified and as a result, it feels more refined and “premium”.

But this doesn’t mean to just pass on Android completely. I just mean that you have to compromise more on Android than on iOS.

Which one will evolve more within the next 5 years?

Both platforms are evolving so fast with every day that passes that you can’t really predict who is going to “win”. They both have their strong and low points. Android supporting new, cleaner languages like Kotlin is more than welcomed. Apple unlocking and offering more SDKs to developers is also welcomed.

Which device is the best in the market right now?

Well, you couldn’t really go wrong with an iPhone, iPad Pro or that beautiful beast that is the new iMac Pro. But also those new Android phones with that hole-punch display look really interesting and who could forget about the Microsoft Surface Studio, which can be a godsend for any designer out there.

Each of these devices has something to offer and we like to see them all succeed cause at the end of the day competition is awesome and pushes the companies behind these products to innovate and make our lives better.

Wow, this answer came out way more diplomatic than expected.

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

My first real smartphone was the iPhone 3G and I never switched ships since then, so that should tell you all you need to know :)

Why is AppFutura useful to you?

We see AppFutura as an additional powerful marketing channel where we can promote our services, share our case studies and generate potential leads. Another big plus that we see in the platform is the sense of validation or the confidence it can generate in potential customers that search for Imperium Apps GmbH on your directory.

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About the author
Gerard EscaichContent & Account Manager at AppFutura

Gerard has been around AppFutura since 2017. During this time he has been an Account Manager providing support to all users and helping them in making sure they make the most of our platform. As a Journalist, he has also taken the role of Content Man...

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