Android App Development
iPhone App Development
Web App Development
Apple TV App Development
Hardware, IoT, and Connected Devices
Apple Watch App Development
I have lots of ideas for mobile apps. Which one should I pursue?
This is a difficult question, but we would be happy to hear all of the ideas, and then advise in terms of our opinion on budget, timeline, and what we think has the best chance for success. We’re experts at app development so we have a general idea of which idea would be most profitable, how much each would cost, and how difficult each idea would be to execute on.
Can you develop my app for both iPhone and Android platforms?
We have a skilled team of web developers, Android developers, and iOS developers so we can develop for all the platforms you might need. We can even develop applications for the new Apple TV! If you want your app to have the widest reach possible, it’s best to have a version for every platform. You can also do the market research and identify what devices are used most predominantly by your prospective users and focus your energy on that platform.
Can you handle backend services as well?
Definitely – we started as a web development shop and so we can provide the full stack of development services necessary to get an app online.
Do you provide app design services as well as development?
We are a full service interactive agency with top tier graphic design and UI/UX talent and services. We’ll support you through the entire process, from planning the app design to submitting it to the app stores. We have years of experience not only designing apps that work, but also creating beautiful, functional applications that users love.
Do you provide app marketing services?
We do not provide app marketing services but we can connect you with one of our vetted app marketing partners when the time is right. We only work with agencies with proven results who are specialists in app and digital marketing. We would never refer anyone to you that we wouldn’t use ourselves.
What’s your development process look like?
Projects are broken down into three phases: Conceptualization, Design & Development, and Rollout. Before we move onto the next phase of your project we’ll check in with you to make sure everything is progressing as discussed and to ensure there’s no last minute changes you want to make.
What does your testing process look like?
We adhere to industry best practices for quality assurance. This includes ongoing functional and smoke testing during development, formal test plans, unit testing (budget allowing), and user acceptance testing. We’ll continue to fix any reported bugs for up to 90 days and are always available if you have another idea or just have a quick question.
How do you communicate during the development process?
Our process is very communicative and iterative, with a lot of feedback coming from you, the client. We use our project management / collaboration platform Basecamp to keep track of all of the communication, to-do items, and files shared. We want you to have complete peace of mind which is why you’ll be involved in every decision and continually updated each step of the way.
How much does it cost and what are your fees and payment terms?
Everything we build is custom, and so the cost for a new app can be anywhere from $15,000 – $200k+. We’ll work closely with you to find the right solution for your individual needs and you’ll have final say on any potentially expensive options in the app development process.
That seems expensive. Can’t I just build it myself?
A typical project at Barefoot involves a minimum of 7 different people: System Architect, UI/UX Designer, Graphic Designer, Mobile Developer, Web Developer, Quality Assurance Specialist, and a Project Manager. Learning what it takes to do all of those jobs well enough that people would love using what you build would take much longer than you have to get to market.
Do you use in-house developers or an outsourced team?
Both – we have in-house engineers in our office in San Diego. We also have a team of contractors throughout the U.S., and a dedicated team in Eastern Europe. We put together a custom built team with the best resources to accomplish the project based on its particular needs. All of our teams are filled with highly skilled development engineers that have years of experience developing high quality apps that meet the needs of our clients. You can check some of those out on our Portfolio page!
How long will it take to develop my app?
The first revision of an app can take anywhere from 2-9 months to develop – it depends entirely on the complexity of what you’re looking to build. During the initial quote, we’ll give you an estimate and then begin working on a more detailed time table.
Can my app be monetized?
Yes, there are several different options to monetize your app. These could include charging for download, implementing in-app purchasing for premium upgrades, driving sales to the web, or even selling data to marketers. We will determine the best monetization strategy based on various factors.
Do you handle the app submission process?
Yes, we handle the entire app submission process for Google Play (Android), iTunes (iOS), or launching your website. We have years of experience submitting apps to Google Play and iTunes so you can be sure your app has been submitted according to all rules and guidelines for the app stores.
Who will own the code and the rights to the app?
All of the code that we create for your project is owned by you. Once the project is finished, you can do whatever you would like with the code and the app. This ensures that if you find an investor in your app or company, you’ll be able to proceed without anything to worry about.
How long is support provided for after development?
We have been in business for 10 years and aren’t going anywhere. In the contract, we officially support fixing any reported bugs for up to 90 days, but the reality is that we hope to have long term relationships with all of our clients. We’re here to help you when you need it and we stand behind each of our finished projects. We’re happy to work with you to develop updates and add features as your needs grow and change.
Where is your team located?
We are located in sunny San Diego, CA in the Pacific Beach area. Schedule an appointment and you can come check it out!
Can I see examples of your previous work?
Of course! Feel free to check out our portfolio for examples of previous work, or contact us if you’re looking for something specific. You can also download some of our previous apps and play around.