Mobile is the future. We're ready to create yours…. Are you?

Consumer

There are over 38 million smartphones in the UK (2015). They’re cheap, usable and well connected. That growth has opened a new, consumer channel and the impact is huge. Banking, Transport and Media Distribution will never be the same.

If you need to move your mobile app offering from the WEAKNESS box to the STRENGTHS box of your SWOT, we can help.

Corporate

Business operations work best when they are joined up. Customers are happier, things get done quicker and with lower overheads. Today, staff apps and integrated systems make real time reality what Excel and iPads have been promising..

Leading businesses are taking advantage of easy to use, perfectly tailored, real time systems which link their teams. Somewhere in your operation, there’s a process through which mobile will deliver disproportionate gains. We’ll find it for you.

Corporate Deployments

Glow will help you choose the best method to deploy your mobile app to your audience. From small groups to enterprise scale Mobile Device Management  (MDM) systems, we have the experience to ensure the right user gets the right app and that it’s always up to date.

We can even make sure your apps work directly with your staff records in Microsoft Active Directory or talk directly to your chosen CRM.

Enterprise Mobile App Development

Enterprise Mobile Application Development is the creation of mobile apps in order to solve a specific business problem.

Typically an Enterprise is a large business and an enterprise application or Enterprise solution involves several mobile apps and web applications, which may be integrated together or into other business systems and databases as part of a larger software platform.

Glow has delivered countless enterprise level mobile apps and web apps for clients including NHS, National Rail & Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies.

Mobile App Distributed Architecture

Most serious apps involve many separate pieces of software, all tied together in some way. For example, enterprise transport apps often rely on four mobile apps (iOS:Passenger, iOS:Staff, Android:Passenger, Android:Staff), AND middleware, ASP.NET web system, plus integrations to third party systems such as Voice Telephony, Train / Vehicle Positioning, FinTech or proprietary Internet of Things (IoT) Booking hardware.

Bringing these elements together in the best way is what we mean by mobile app architecture.

Choosing Glow as your enterprise mobile app developer brings you a team experienced in planning and delivering architecture at this level, bringing interoperability and confidence that it will continue to work at scale.

iPad App Design & Development

iPhone apps will run well enough on iPad but it’s usually best to have an iPad version too to make best use of iPads unique form factor.

The larger screen, particularly newer models with retina display beg to have iPad specific content. Would you like to discuss ipad app development? We've successfully delivered ipad and mobile apps for clients in London, Liverpool and around the UK.

Mobile Web vs. Mobile App

Sometimes, a well crafted, mobile responsive website might be more appropriate than a mobile app. We’ll help you understand that decision. Occasionally, a system might include both. Glow offer expert mobile app development and web design.

Native / HTML Mobile Apps

There’s two ways of developing mobile apps. The simplest is to create the mobile app in a similar way to a website, then wrap it up as an app and deploy it into the various App stores, which is cost effective, limited and best suited to simpler mobile app development.

Where time and budget allow, fully “native” mobile apps will always be more powerful, robust and generally more usable. They’re quicker, more stable and more powerful. Bear in mind that this approach means developing a totally separate app for each platform eg. Android App, iPhone App, Blackberry App. There’s more information about Mobile App Development in our infographic.

Do you need help in deciding which is best for you?  

Frictionless payment

pre-authorised card payments

Push notifications

Create a new channel direct to device

Touchscreen

Natural, easy to use interface

Great audio

Smartphones are now a default music device

Great video

apps can use live video from the device

Channel to market

App sores make publishing easy, with access to millions

Personal

Smartphones are as personal as it gets

Accelerometer

app knows device orientation / movement

Great photos

cameras can capture geotagged photo direct to app / web

Processing

typical smartphones are powerful enough even for real-time video manipulation

Big win for Glow at the Big Chip Digital Awards

Glow New Media has been recognised in the Big Chip Awards 2015, winning in the Best Application of Mobile category for the Merseyrail official passenger app. The app was also shortlisted this year for the Best User Experience award.