Mobile Web

Mobile web applications are the most abundant, easiest to build, and least costly to upgrade and maintain.   Basically, a mobile web application is a fully functional web site that uses a browser on the mobile device. It is the easiest type of mobile solution to deploy for cross platform functionality, there are no apps to manage in the stores and has the fastest time to market when deploying to multiple platforms (iPhone, Android and Windows).  Mobile web solutions meet most business needs.  Because mobile web applications are not installed directly on the phone, the biggest drawback to utilizing a mobile web application is that the device must be connected to the web in order for the application to function.  In addition, mobile web applications can’t access most device functionality.

When deciding to build a mobile web application compared to a native or hybrid application, the business case needs to be examined.  Unless there is a compelling business case for a native or hybrid mobile application, Brainspire will likely recommend a mobile web application due to time and cost considerations.  Other exceptions include whether native device functionality is required for the application to meet the business need.  Using responsive design, a fully functional application can be built to perform exceptionally well on any mobile device, using one code base to support all users.  In addition to building new mobile web applications for business users and consumers on the go, Brainspire can transform legacy applications to function on mobile devices, further extending past investments and providing low cost, highly maintainable mobile business solutions.

Brainspire developed a mobile application for audience participation at “Tank Type” events.  Attendees at local SIMTank (SIM-Colorado), TroutTank (SBDC) and MADTank (Denver Gives) can participate in the event by investing funds and leaving comments for presenters through their mobile device.  This mobile web application is easy and cost effective to maintain, has been updated repeatedly and provides an intuitive interface for easy use.  The application was built using ASP.NET MVC with Bootstrap for a responsive web site the looks good on any device, and Microsoft Azure for a scalable backend to support events of any size.  As the use of mobile devices continue to grow, it’s important to note that Brainspire uses responsive design and mobile web techniques on nearly all of our public facing applications, taking a mobile first approach.

Custom Mobile Applications - FAQs

Are mobile apps faster than websites?

Yes. UI is used rather than JavaScript codes for most of the functions of mobile apps, thus making them faster than websites. In addition, apps store their data locally on mobile devices, unlike websites that rely on servers. By storing user choices, this data retrieval system helps users save time. Performing tasks also gets easier with the help of a gesture, unlike websites.

How long does it take to create a mobile app?

Creating a mobile app has different stages that take different amounts of time to complete. App development can typically take three to nine months, depending on the complexity of the app and the structure of the project. A feature, such as messaging or chatting, and photo or video editing can take a longer time to develop than one that simply has a like or comment functionality. In addition, it will take extra time to develop native apps for both Android and Apple Devices and earn approvals through both stores.

How much does a custom app cost?

The price varies and depends on the complexity of the app. Simple ones cost around $40,000 to $60,000, more complex projects average at around $60,000 to $150,000, and the most advanced app development can cost from $300,000 or more. Base labor cost can be estimated at around $50 an hour according to

What are the benefits of mobile apps?

Mobile apps provide many benefits but here are a few. It can help users become more modern and even open up new career opportunities. For small businesses, mobile apps can help from building a stronger brand, to easily and immediately connecting to customers. With the education app, students will be able to easily find information or documents for service-learning.

What is difference between native and hybrid app?

Native apps are fast, fit the features of the device, and can be tailored to the user's needs, but they require a lot of development. It utilizes software development tools (also known as SDKs) for specific software frameworks, hardware platforms, or operating systems. Hybrid apps, on the other hand, use specific web technologies (CSS and JavaScript), and almost any platform can be built from a single-code base.

Why is mobile application important for business?

One reason why a mobile application is important for business is that it helps them become visible to customers at all times. Aside from that, it provides general info, prices, promos, and much more. As a marketing tool for increasing brand presence, it most importantly cultivates customer loyalty.

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  • Mobile Development
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Custom Application Development

Brainspire Solutions creates full stack custom software applications that perfectly match your company’s needs. Why settle for out of the box software that doesn’t meet your exact needs when you can have a solution the precisely meets how you work. Our consultants drive the process for capturing requirements, providing an estimate, planning, architecture & development and solution delivery.


Data & Business Intelligence

Brainspire’s business intelligence consultants work onsite with our customers to understand exactly what questions you have and what answers you are looking for. The best and fastest way to understand your needs and provide solutions is to be “in” your business, bridging the gap between your business goals and your technical systems and raw data. Seldom does the “canned” report provide the detailed insight decision makers are looking for. Brainspire will work side by side with you to provide dashboards, reports, and analytics using the latest business intelligence, predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques.


Portals & Website Applications

A company’s website is the world’s window into an organization and should accurately represent the essence of the mission, goals, culture and operations. Not only should it be appealing from a visual standpoint, it needs to function flawlessly from a usability and performance standpoint on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Quality sites can’t simply function as digital brochures; they must attract visitors and engage new and loyal customers. This holds true for public sites, company intranets and secure extranet portals.


Application Integration

Brainspire develops software solutions to integrate your organization’s internal, standalone applications, and your applications with key external business partners. Growing organizations tend to rely on off-the-shelf software, software as a service (SaaS) and custom built solutions to drive their business – but rarely does the chosen, out of the box, software solution work with other systems within or outside the business. This lack of cohesive integration creates manual processes that are time consuming, error prone and expensive.


Mobile Development

Today, more users access the web through a mobile device than from a laptop or desktop computer. For this reason, it is critical that software applications are efficiently usable from a tablet or a smart phone for today’s workforce. As a custom software development firm, Brainspire leverages a variety of tools to build highly customized applications that function on countless devices. These solutions include native, hybrid and mobile web applications that can be used either when connected or not. Each business use case is unique, and the mobile requirements, and form factors, need to be considered when creating a custom mobile solution.


Cloud Based Software Development

Cloud environments offer the greatest opportunity for modernizing software applications while reducing costs and time to market.  Brainspire Solutions has developed and deployed web applications leveraging AWS, Azure and Google Cloud environments as well as private clouds.  The ability to quickly provision identical Development, Test, Stage and Production environments ensures projects get off to a fast start in secure and scalable environments.  Developing and promoting code within a cloud environment through continuous integration reduces development time and improves quality.


Software Security Services

Brainspire Solutions develops all software solutions leveraging industry standard best practices. This includes proven techniques to secure all applications and data. When we engage with each client we are fully aware that their business is at stake and realize the trust and expectations that are placed on our consultants when it comes to developing secure software applications.

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