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Native App Developers

We are a leading innovative native app development company in the UK, designing and developing native mobile apps for start-ups, medium businesses and large enterprises both nationally and internationally.

What is native app development?

Native app development refers to the process of creating mobile applications specifically designed to run on a particular operating system (OS) or platform – such as Apple iOS or Android devices like Samsung or phones.

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Our Unique Value Offering

Why choose Coderus developers to create your native application?

With an extensive track record of 20+ years in developing native mobile apps and tailored digital solutions, we proudly stand as one of the most established native app development companies in the United Kingdom. We specialise in native macOS and iOS apps, native Android apps and native Windows apps. The applications we craft have secured funding from investors, earned prestigious awards, and successfully addressed user challenges across the globe.

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Coderus is both a finalist and winner of trust mark certified industry awards.

Fully Certified

Our team is fully qualified and Coderus holds several industry-leading accreditations and certifications from Google, Apple, Microsoft, AWS, Microchip, Qualcomm, Cypress, Digi-Key and more.

Highly Rated

Coderus is a Clutch 100 award-winner and a highly rated company on both Clutch and Google My Business.

20+ Years of Experience

Coderus has over 20 years of experience in software development with specialist expertise in embedded development, IoT development and companion app development.

Quality Focussed

Coderus has a rigorous testing process backed by our ISTQB certified team and we also hold ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications.

Bespoke Project Management

We have cross-functional project teams managed by PRINCE2 qualified practitioners who have in-depth knowledge and experience utilising several software development methodologies and will choose a bespoke approach for your project.
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Our Unique Service Offering

What types of native apps does our native app development service cover?

No matter the type of app you seek, we possess the expertise to design and develop a scalable, customised mobile app solution that precisely aligns with your unique requirements and incorporates world-class features.

Our vast experience encompasses a wide range of mobile-related services, and each project we undertake is meticulously tailored to your business objectives, user demands, industry landscape, competitor analysis, budgetary considerations, timeline, and other crucial factors. We are adept at creating apps for various platforms, including mobile, tablet, TV, and wearable technologies.

Rest assured that when you choose us as your app development partner, you gain access to our extensive knowledge, proven methodologies, and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results that propel your business forward.

Learn more about some of the specific platforms we can build for below.

Brief Coderus

Native iOS App Development

As a proud member of Apple's MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) Program, Coderus possesses unparalleled expertise in the development of apps for Apple devices. Our team of highly certified native iOS app developers is equipped to design and develop a diverse array of strategic iOS apps tailored to any Apple device, be it iPad, iPhone, iWatch, Apple TV, and beyond.

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Native Android App Development

Our native Android app developers hold and attain various Google Developers Certifications and we encourage them to join programs and groups such as the Google Experts Program and Google Developer Groups. More importantly, they are experienced in delivering high performing native app development services. Aware of the latest technologies and trends in the industry as regular attendees of droidcon and other events held by Google, our team can help you grow and achieve your goals, whether that be a mobile app, wearable technology, a TV app or tablet app.

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Windows App Development

As a Microsoft Silver Partner, we possess extensive knowledge and expertise in Microsoft Windows technology, enabling us to deliver top-notch solutions for Windows app development. Our team is well-versed in harnessing the power of Microsoft's ecosystem to create tailored Windows apps that meet your specific needs and requirements. With our proficiency in Windows app development and our partnership with Microsoft, we are committed to providing you with the best-in-class solutions that leverage the capabilities of the Windows platform.

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Our Native App Development Process

Our native app development process is led by an experienced team of software and app developers, project managers, UX and UI designers, mobile testers, test engineers and marketers where required.

Learn more about our complete mobile application process below.

Strategy & Native App Development Consultancy

Throughout our consultation process, we will engage in a thorough discussion with you, seeking key insights about your app’s core purpose, the specific problem it addresses, its unique selling points, and the primary audience or beneficiaries you intend to target.

Additionally, our project team will inquire about your overarching business goals and how your application aligns with and contributes to those objectives.

Furthermore, this is an opportune moment for you to express your preference regarding the choice of operating system, be it Android or iOS, if it is a startup app – but if not, we’d recommend supporting both systems.

We will also discuss the devices on which you envision your app being available, ensuring that we fully understand your desired platform reach and user experience goals.

Native App Development Research & Analysis

By leveraging our proprietary research tool and the insights obtained through the consultation process, we will examine your primary market rivals across the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store.

This analysis will enable us to pinpoint crucial app features, technologies, and supplementary data that will grant your app a competitive advantage within your industry. 

Furthermore, our team will perform comprehensive quantitative and qualitative research on your target audience to augment these findings.

Native App UI/UX Design

After establishing your goals, our next step is to craft a well-defined and organized structure for your app’s layout, transitions, and interactions. This design phase is driven by the app’s intended problem-solving capabilities, target audience, and desired functionality.

We heavily rely on user research, competitive analysis, and in-depth examination of the data gathered during the initial planning stage to inform this process. By leveraging these valuable insights, we ensure that the app’s design is intuitive, user-centric, and optimized to meet the specific needs and preferences of your target audience.

Native App Prototype Development

We will develop an initial prototype that showcases the essential functionality and primary user interactions of the app. This prototype will serve as a demonstration model, allowing us to assess the alignment between the product decisions and the project requirements. It will enable users to evaluate the app’s functionality and design criteria.

Following the initial testing phase, we will proceed to construct a front-end and back-end prototype for your app. This prototype will undergo user testing to evaluate its functionality, features, visual design, and other critical factors essential for the efficient operation and ultimate success of the app.

Native App Quality Assurance and Testing

This phase holds significant importance within the native app development process. We will conduct a comprehensive series of tests to identify and rectify any mistakes, glitches, bugs, errors, or issues that require attention prior to the app’s release.

In addition, we will undertake a thorough code review to verify the absence of errors in each line of code. Our aim is to optimise the end-user experience by ensuring the seamless and efficient functioning of the software throughout the entire app development life cycle.

Submitting App to Google Play Store or Apple App Store

We possess distinctive proficiency in guaranteeing the safety, security, and market readiness of apps. Additionally, our extensive experience in app store submissions allows us to provide expert assistance in submitting your app to the store of your preference, ensuring its approval and acceptance.

Once the rigorous testing phase is completed, we will guide you through the app submission process, leveraging our knowledge and expertise to navigate the submission guidelines and requirements. Our aim is to facilitate a smooth and successful app release, ensuring that your app meets the necessary standards and gains acceptance in the desired app store.

Evaluation and Feedback

Following the testing phase and the app’s availability on the app store, we will engage in an evaluation and feedback process with you to ensure that the app is functioning according to expectations.

Once the app is live, we will closely monitor its performance and gather feedback from users. Through regular communication and collaboration with you, we will assess the app’s performance metrics, user reviews, and any reported issues. This ongoing evaluation and feedback loop will allow us to make necessary improvements, address any concerns, and ensure that the app continues to meet your desired goals and performance standards.

App Analytics, Support and Maintenance

After conducting comprehensive testing and successfully releasing your app in the app store of your preference, you have the option to enroll in an ongoing support and maintenance package. Our commitment is to deliver top-notch customer support throughout your app journey.

Under this package, we offer a range of services tailored to your needs. These include evaluating user data and insights, such as app success rates, user engagement levels, and reviews. We leverage our in-house competitive analysis tool to ensure your app remains competitive within your industry.

Whether you require assistance with user feedback or seek to make enhancements as your app evolves, our dedicated team is available to provide the necessary support. Our goal is to ensure your app thrives, and we are here to assist you every step of the way, offering prompt and reliable customer support to meet your evolving requirements.

World-Class Native App Development Experts

With a global reach, we provide exceptional strategic app development services to clients worldwide. Our expertise lies in crafting fully customised apps tailored to various industries. Some of the industry-specific apps we excel at include charity and nonprofit apps, disaster preparedness apps, business workflow apps, finance apps, health and fitness apps, social cause and campaign apps, food delivery apps, tourism and travel apps, social networking apps, content creator apps, entertainment apps, retail and eCommerce apps, education and training apps, pharma and healthcare apps, event apps, game apps, lifestyle apps, automobile and transportation apps, as well as energy and utility apps.

While we cater to clients across 28 diverse industries, we specialise in a select few. To discover more about our specific areas of expertise, please continue scrolling.

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Native Audio Apps

By leveraging advanced wireless technologies such as Bluetooth, we have the capability to develop audio apps that seamlessly connect with a diverse range of audio devices and equipment. Whether it’s headphones, soundbars, speakers, or home entertainment systems, we can create tailored solutions that perfectly align with your brand.

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Native Automotive Apps

As seasoned professionals in the Internet of Things (IoT) domain, we possess the expertise to work with connected vehicles and develop smart car apps or IoT automotive apps that cater to your specific requirements. Our focus is on enabling intelligent and connected experiences within the automotive industry.

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Native Consumer Apps

The world of consumer apps is vast, serving a diverse range of users, from trendsetters and shoppers to influencers, fitness enthusiasts, food lovers, and beyond. Whatever your target audience and niche may be, we have the skills and capabilities to build the consumer app that precisely matches your vision and objectives.

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Native Entertainment Apps

If your aspiration is to establish a dominant presence in the entertainment sector, much like industry giants Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Spotify, we are here to assist you. Our expertise lies in crafting cutting-edge apps that deliver captivating entertainment experiences, helping you captivate and engage your audience.

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Native Marine Apps

Through our collaboration with INEOS UK, contenders for the America’s Cup, we have gained specialised insights and knowledge in the niche market of marine applications. Leveraging this unique expertise, we can help you develop an app that enhances communication within your boat and team, ultimately boosting performance and enabling you to achieve unprecedented speed.

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Native MVP Apps for Start-ups

Many successful apps, including the likes of Facebook and Twitter, began their journey as Minimum Viable Products (MVPs). We offer a distinctive partnership package tailored to start-ups, allowing you to secure investments while simultaneously validating your concept. Our comprehensive support ensures you have a solid proof of concept to drive your venture forward.

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Our Case Studies

How have we developed long-lasting native app solutions with our clients?

At Coderus, we aspire to be more than just your native app development partner. We strive to cultivate enduring relationships between your business and your customers.

With a rich history spanning two decades, we have collaborated with renowned companies such as Bowers and Wilkins, INEOS, and others, crafting successful apps that gain a competitive edge through our exclusive in-house research and analysis tool. Our team of skilled mobile app developers is proficient in incorporating various technologies into your app, including mapping and location tracking, loyalty programs, gamification elements, in-app donations and payments, as well as alerts and push notifications.

Whether your objective is to enhance your existing app, spearhead the next mobile app innovation, boost staff engagement, increase revenue, or provide a more user-friendly service, Coderus is the ideal choice. We adopt agile methodologies to deliver cutting-edge mobile applications that adhere to industry standards.

By selecting Coderus as your trusted partner, you can anticipate a long-lasting relationship built on mutual success and our commitment to empowering you with innovative solutions that establish enduring connections with your customers.

View Our Projects
coderus ineos team uk tactical aid app case study

INEOS TEAM UK | Tactical Aid App

Coderus developed a tablet application for INEOS TEAM UK, which was used in the 36th America’s Cup Challenge.
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The Things Network Gateway | LoRaWAN Mapper Plus Application

Coderus designed and developed an Android application for the Internet of Things Network Mapper that utilises LoRaWAN technology.
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coderus glazealarm smart alarm app and controller case study

GlazeAlarm | Smart Alarm App and Controller

Utilising embedded mobile app technologies, Coderus developed an IoT application and smart alarm system for GlazeAlarm.
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Their team reacts to our demands quickly and delivers high-quality work on time.
Paul Graham
Director of UK Engineering, MATRIXX Software

What is our native app development tech stack?

Native apps are developed using programming languages, software development kits (SDKs), and tools provided by the OS or platform vendor. This means that a native app is built using the native programming language and frameworks of the targeted platform.

For example, native app development for iOS involves using languages such as Swift or Objective-C and the development tools provided by Apple, such as Xcode and the iOS SDK. Similarly, for Android, native app development involves using Java or Kotlin with Android Studio and the Android SDK provided by Google.

Our team will choose the right mobile app tech stack for your mobile application, depending on the platform that is being used, whether it is for iOS or Android and one that best aligns with the vision of your project. We work with the best tech stack solutions to ensure the on-time delivery of your mobile application and save you effort in finding the perfect technologies for your mobile project.

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What questions do we ask when helping you select the right native app technologies?

The key questions we will utilise you choose the right technologies for your project are:

  1. Who is the target audience of your app?
  2. What are the users’ expectations?
  3. What are the development costs?
  4. What are the security implications?
  5. How well will the chosen native app development platform integrate with other platforms?

Native App Development Frameworks

  • iOS SDK (iOS 3 onwards)
  • Android SDK (SDK 9 onwards)
  • SnapKit
  • J2ObjC
  • Lottie
  • MessagePack
  • CocoaLumberjack
  • Retrofit
  • Dagger2
  • JUnit Expresso
  • Android NDK
  • OkHttp
  • Ktor
  • Xposed
  • .Net Core (Linux, macOS and Windows)
  • React Native
  • Kotlin Multiplatform
  • Mobile Angular UI
  • Flutter
  • Ionic
  • Xamarin
  • Jetpack
  • Core Data

Native App Development Platforms

  • iOS
  • Android
  • macOS
  • Windows

Native App Development Languages

  • Swift
  • Objective-C
  • Kotlin
  • Java
  • C / C++ / C#
  • Javascript
  • Shell
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • AppleScript/JXA

Native App Databases

There are many native app databases available and the one we choose for your app will depend on how you wish to store and retrieve your data from the app; size of your data; speed and scale; data model; data security; data synchronisation and more. Some popular mobile app databases are mentioned below.

  • SQLite
  • Firebase
  • PostgreSQL
  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • RabbitMQ
  • Redis
  • Realm DB
  • ORMLite
  • Berkeley DB
  • Couchbase Lite
  • Teradata
  • Amazon DynamoDB

What are the advantages of native app development?

Native app development offers several advantages. Firstly, native apps can take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities and features, providing a seamless and optimised user experience. They have access to the device’s hardware, such as camera, microphone, GPS, and sensors, allowing for rich functionality. Native apps can also leverage platform-specific design guidelines, resulting in a consistent and familiar user interface.

Furthermore, native apps typically offer better performance because they are optimised for the specific platform and can utilise platform-specific optimisations. They have direct access to the underlying system resources, enabling faster execution and responsiveness.

However, developing native apps requires separate codebases for each targeted platform, which can increase development time and cost compared to other approaches like cross-platform or hybrid app development. Additionally, maintaining and updating multiple codebases may require more effort.

In summary, native app development involves creating applications tailored for a specific operating system or platform, utilising the native programming language and tools provided by the platform vendor. It offers superior performance and access to platform-specific features but requires separate development efforts for each platform.

Start your Native App App_ Development project today!

We work with clients worldwide and offer first-class agile and strategic native application development services on demand. Whatever type of app you want to build and for whatever purpose, we can help. If you’ve got a project in mind then we would love to hear from you. Fill out our contact form below or click to call or email us.