Agency Partnerships: The Future Requires Teamwork
At Barefoot, we love working with top digital agencies. We specialize in building and deploying mobile apps for iOS and Android as well as powerful custom web applications. We find that agencies are sometimes challenged to add value to their clients by going beyond their traditional scope of service, like the technical implementation of a custom-designed web or mobile app. That’s where we come in.
Our priority is to be sure that we integrate well into your process. Our team can be client-facing or entirely behind the scenes. We can attend meetings or simply follow the direction of your project manager. But a typical process involves a few steps:
We can consult with your sales team and make recommendations in terms of platforms and architecture, as well as in drafting a System Requirements document, all at no cost to you. Based on the System Requirements and any other provided information, we will provide a detailed breakdown of cost and timeline for inclusion in the ultimate client-facing proposal. We are available for in-person or telephone meetings to help close the deal.
Design and Development
With the prototype as our guide, graphic design and development can happen concurrently. While your team (or ours) iterates with the client on graphic design of the various screens, we will be hard at work writing code and implementing all of the functionality. Upon completion of the graphic design, we will slice it up and skin the app into pixel perfection, delivering an alpha version of the application.
Prior to commencing design, we can work with the agency or directly with the client to create a functional prototype. Using Axure prototyping software, we are able to produce a web-based, interactive wireframe with embedded specifications. This prototype will allow all interested parties to see each screen, piece of functionality, user interaction and user flow of the application. All before writing a single line of code. We will iterate on this prototype until everyone is happy and signed off, before proceeding into design and development, erasing any doubt about the scope of the remainder of the project.
Testing / Quality Assurance
Now with this alpha version of the app, we will undergo our rigorous internal quality assurance process. This involves writing a thorough test plan and executing it until all issues are found and fixed.
We are fully versed in Web, iOS and Android Development and have experience developing apps across a broad range of categories: marketplaces, fitness, sports, games, utilities and service industry are just some examples in our vast portfolio.