Why Is User Research Fundamental?
The Importance of Data Security - Avoiding Tampering on Android
Text to Speech - The Benefits of Transcription Apps
With the rise of mobile applications, it is surprising that there are not more conversations on the benefits of transcription apps. Most people have seen captions or subtitles on television shows, or at least know what they are.
Implementing A Scrum Framework
The benefits of a scrum-style approach to development have helped it gain traction in the world of software development. At Red C, we use scrum, and the fact that scrum has grown to become one of the most sought-after frameworks is no secret. The benefits rendered by this framework make it one of the most efficient agile software development methodologies in existence today. Below are a few of the reasons why.
Utilising App Clips on the App Store
Of the many updates and features added to the iOS 14 update, probably the most abstract yet useful feature added, were app clips.
Making Apps for Everyone; The Importance of Accessibility
Accessibility is the design of mobile apps for individuals with disabilities. These disabilities vary from hearing and sight impairments, to mobility-related impairments. Depending on what your app does, it’s important to understand all areas of your target market and how everyone can use your mobile application.
Implementing an API First Approach
Things to Note When Developing a Food Delivery App
Now that the UK is back in a national lockdown, and we can’t visit our favourite restaurants, food delivery mobile apps will become even more popular than they have been in recent years. Food delivery mobile apps make life pretty easy, a couple of taps of your phone and your food arrives at your door.
Important Questions to Ask Your App Developer
The Benefits of Serverless Technology
Red C Win Award for The Best Android App of the Year at the 2020 UK App Awards
Red C is thrilled to announce their win at the 2020 UK App Awards for Best Android App of the Year.
Why Should You Transform Your Website Into an App?
If you’re a business owner and your company is thriving, you may think it’s the right time to convert your website into a mobile app.
The World of E-commerce
E-commerce websites and apps have become very popular in recent times, as businesses have realised the importance of digital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about why e-commerce is so important for businesses.
How Does the Track & Trace COVID-19 App Work?
The contact tracing app that the Government have created in collaboration with the NHS has been live on the app stores and active for a few months now; downloaded over 14 million times in the week of its launch.
5 Things to Avoid When Creating a Mobile Application
If you’re thinking of developing a mobile application, development costs will most likely be your main focus at the initial stages of the process. However, you should take into account that there are lots of new apps being introduced to the app store every day.
iOS 14 - What to Expect From Apple's Latest Software
How Do Free Apps Make a Profit?
It’s quite obvious how paid apps make a profit, but free apps often make a profit also. In this article, we will explain how some free apps generate revenue. It’s crucial that that you have a tailored monetisation strategy for your app.
Why Your Restaurant Needs a Mobile App
As Restaurants re-open, business owners are having to come up with new and efficient ways to stop the spread of COVID-19. Developing a mobile app which reduces the amount of touch points in the establishment would be an ideal starting point.
How Apps Can Help Your Students in the Classroom
Technology has been evolving and developing rapidly over the past few years. Technology can have a dramatic impact on how we educate, and this article will help you understand how apps can help enhance students' learning and development.
Can Mobile Apps Enhance Your Business Prospects?
A key reason that we have seen a huge growth in handheld devices is the widespread availability of mobile apps. These days, mobile apps are readily available and full of amazing features and brilliant utilities.
How will technology help businesses re-open post-lockdown?
Now that businesses across the UK are preparing to re-open, many business owners are realising that re-opening requires more than a return to normal, and rather a re-imagination or transformation of processes.
Red C - Company Announcement
As of this week, there have been some changes to Red C’s senior team. Alongside this, we have some exciting future aspirations for the company as well as our service offering.
7 Simple Tips on How to Work Well at Home
With government regulations forcing people to stay inside and work remotely, employees are trying to remain as productive as they were in the workplace without their normal resources, routines and structures. So, we thought it would be useful to put together some tips and advice to help anyone trying to master the work-life balance during the current Coronavirus crisis.
How to look good on Zoom
Given that Coronavirus has forced us all to stay inside and work from home, team collaboration and client meetings have now transitioned to conference calls online, with Zoom quickly becoming the world's favourite social network.
Virtual Communication is Helping Businesses Thrive During the Coronavirus Emergency
With the outbreak of Coronavirus escalating across the world, the majority of people are practising social distancing and self-isolation. Many businesses have had to move collaboration online whilst setting up their employees to work remotely with minimal notice. We're all adapting to the changing nature of working life and to working alone, solely dependent on technical solutions to communicate with colleagues and clients.
Should I develop a website or a mobile app?
Based on 17 years of experience building digital solutions for clients, we have delivered a wide spectrum of digital products ranging from websites, backend systems, API integrations, to mobile apps and entire management systems.
How to choose an app developer
If you’re starting a mobile app project without an in-house team, you’ll need to commission an app developer or development agency.
2020 Vision: Fintech Disruption
Services across the fintech sector are evolving, becoming faster, more intuitive and more user-friendly. This has a lot to do with the switch to mobile that has radically transformed the financial service industry.
What is digital transformation? Reimagining businesses in the digital age
Digital transformation is vital for all businesses, regardless of whether you are a newly founded startup or an enterprise-level organisation, it is important to remain competitive by identifying new ways to adopt digital processes in today’s global digital economy.
App design trends for 2020
The mobile app design world is continually changing, with each year bringing new technologies, user requirements and design trends – each of which poses their own individual challenges to app designers.
iPhone vs Android: Why I switched to Android after 8 years of using an iPhone
I arrived late to the Apple party. When I was a coder I loved PCs and felt that Apple Macs were merely expensive toys for those working in the creative industry.
What do we need to know about Bluetooth Security?
Guest article written by Andin Bicknell, a data science student at Georgetown University.
How to put together a mobile App Requirements Brief
If you're thinking of building an app, having a clear App Requirements Brief is the key to success.
Android vs iOS? Which platform should I develop on first?
A question we are continually asked by clients kickstarting app projects is whether to build on iOS or Android first?
6 pitfalls to avoid when creating a digital product
Over the years, we have worked on literally hundreds of mobile app and website projects. During that time we have identified 6 key issues that regularly hold projects back from achieving their true potential.
Mobile App Development Services by Red C Dazzles GoodFirms
Guest article written by GoodFirms
8 Ways to raise funds for your app startup
Designing, building and bringing to market a new disruptive product requires significant funds, so, most startups have to look for funding at some stage.
3 apps that will help you save the planet
In recent years, talk of climate change and the effect it is having on our planet has dominated public discussion and political debate in the media. Many have questioned whether it is too late to make a difference to our planet and promote sustainable modes of living as we have seen carbon emissions grow more between 2000 to 2010 than in each of the three previous decades.
How Much Does it Cost to Develop an App?
How much does it cost to develop an app? Well, unfortunately there is no fixed price, the cost of an app depends on its complexity.
5 startup apps we should all know about
Here are five of the most innovative apps developed by startup companies ranging from networking platforms for creators, to a platform offering travellers the opportunity to share authentic culinary experiences with locals from around the world.
The importance of user experience (UX) in the fintech industry
'Customised, personalised, localised'- the travel app industry
Today, travel is undeniably mobile. Why visit a travel agent if you have a smartphone? Travellers consult their mobile devices when planning and booking their trips, and to enrich their experience whilst they are travelling.
Developing an app? You need to consider maintenance
3 features you could include in your healthcare app
The mobile revolution is not just proving beneficial for consumer brands, it is transforming the healthcare industry as mhealth (mobile health apps) and fitness apps are a part of a growing market that is constantly evolving, offering great potential growth for healthcare companies.
Can nonprofit organisations benefit from developing a mobile app?
Society has now thoroughly embraced the mobile revolution as consumers reach for their smartphones first. As smartphone owners, we can transform downtime into productive time, utilising mobile apps to help us conduct everyday tasks with ease. Booking an Uber? Tweeting about Brexit? Or, engaging with charities perhaps?
Can a mobile app can increase brand loyalty
Mobile has taken over desktop as the most popular way to access information digitally
Red C recognised as a leading developer in the UK for 2019
UK Development Leader 2019
Red C win 3 awards in 2 years at the UK App Awards!
In November 2017, Red C was shortlisted for 4 awards at the 2017 UK App Awards. This year, we were shortlisted for 2 more!
Could AR transform your business?
Create huge growth potential for your business with engaging AR
Top 10 tips for a tech interview
Research, preparation, body language, enthusiasm & honesty is key
Mobile apps vs. Mobile optimised website
If companies are not conscious of where customers are spending their time, they will lose out
Why white label your mobile app?
Save valuable time and money with a white label app
5 methods to monetise your mobile app
Generate an income stream from your digital product
GDPR, what's all the fuss about?
Prepare for EU data protection reforms
5 HR tech trends
Don't fall behind with outdated practices...
Your digital product is drowning. A UX review is the lifeboat you need.
There are many reasons a digital product may not be hitting the heights you hoped for, let’s take a look at a few of them.
5 things financial service companies can learn from the fintech revolution
The financial services sector is currently undergoing a paradigm shift, which I believe will revolutionise the way we deal with our money.
Progressive Web Apps
Are Progressive Web Apps the next big thing?
App jargon buster
Here are a few essential terms to know about when building a mobile app:
3 key principles of successful app
In an increasingly competitive app market, only the best will succeed...
Don't rush design. Trust the process.
How following the design process and investing in research can save you money and create a better product
Struggling with your existing outsourced app developers?
Do you feel frustrated with poor communication and a lack of progress? Find out more...
How could Amazon's Alexa help your business?
Create an interactive smart office for employees, and communicate with customers on a more personal level
How to ensure acceptance of your enterprise app and increase employee engagement
Introducing an app to employees can be a difficult task. Here’s how you can make that transition a little easier.
Design and tech trends 2017
2016 has been a great year for app and tech development, things have continued to evolve at an extraordinary pace.
Death of the desktop: streamlining business processes with an app
The digital world we live in is constantly evolving, creating greater efficiencies and processes at a fast pace. With competition tougher than ever before as innovative startups race ahead of established names, companies need to play catch up to compete. Streamline your business processes with a mobile app.
Snapchat may be worth $25 bn, but it's a UX designer's nightmare
This month there have been talks that the global giant Snapchat are in preparation for a flotation on the stock market. It has been predicted that if they go public, it could be revealed that the app is valued at $25 billion.
5 pitfalls to avoid when choosing an app development company
Over the years Red C have been contacted by numerous clients, seeking help to rectify their app. On occasion, this has been clients whom we have previously met, but have chosen another app developer. Some have returned after bad experiences with low cost developers that have failed to deliver.
Simplicity and stickiness: How to keep and retain the consumer
Last week we exhibited at Apps World. Aside from having the opportunity to chat to a wide range of people looking to develop an app, we also attended talks with industry experts to soak up as much knowledge as possible.
Google's definition of top app developers
Last week, we attended the Google Developer conference for agencies. The day featured keynote speeches on new technology, from machine learning to beacons.
The world is your oyster: top tips for ensuring your app has global reach
Apps that go all the way are the ones that make the leap to the global market. Look at the likes of Uber, Deliveroo and Airbnb, these apps have defied language barriers to become more than an app, but ‘THE’ app for, taxi hire, food delivery and holiday accommodation.
Is this the future of the laptop?
In recent years, we have seen the decline of the desktop, especially at home. The dedicated ‘family desktop’ has virtually disappeared in favour of individual laptops, iPads and tablets. Now an even bigger threat to the laptop has emerged, the hugely successful Kickstarter campaign for the ‘Superbook’.
Barts Health bringing NHS training into the 21st Century
Startups are accelerating their internal processes with tech, and larger companies are taking notes. Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the UK, operating in the City of London and East London. Barts, have harnessed mobile solutions to transform the way they train their staff.
Instagram vs Snapchat stories: will they ever win us over?
We ask what happens when a globally recognised app takes on another app giant?
Top 5 tips to master Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go has taken over the entire world, but you already know that. No doubt you are one of the 30 million around the world who have downloaded the app.
How to successfully submit your app to the Apple Store
In this blog we discuss how best to prepare your app for submission to the Apple App Store. We have become quite the experts in submitting apps to the App Store, so we thought we would share our knowledge with you.
Part 1: optimisation - growth hacking your way to the top of the App Store
But what is growth hacking I hear you say? Growth hacking, a new marketing technique originally used by tech startups, involves experimental marketing across a variety of channels. It is all about finding innovative ways to get ahead of the game.
Part 2: app store reviews - growth hacking your way to the top of the App Store
Once you have entered the magic top 50, a steady supply of downloaders is a given. To reach the top 50 in the App Store, an app needs those all important 5 star ratings.
Part 3: create a social media storm - growth hacking your way to the top of the App Store
Take on the twittersphere and reach the influencers that matter. First create the following, whether this involves stalking or stealing.
Part 4: healthy controversy - growth hacking your way to the top of the App Store
Create some controversy - why not? Creating the illusion that everyone is talking about your app, before they actually are is achievable in our content driven world.
Part 5: video revolution - growth hacking your way to the top of the App Store
2016 is the age of video and it is making us lazy. Let’s face it, when we are given the choice between an app store description or a video, video rules.
Brexit: Where was the app to encourage millennials to vote?
Late on Tuesday the 6th of June, the gov.uk website went down between the hours of 10.15 and midnight, preventing users meeting the all important deadline to register to vote in the EU referendum.
Are bots the future of business?
Bots are becoming a hot topic in the tech world, with big names like Facebook and Google following the trend closely.
Reasons why your business needs an enterprise app
Here at Red C we have watched enterprise apps increase in popularity. A number of businesses we have worked with have harnessed the transformative power of apps.
The evolution of mobile app design
The App Store is a competitive marketplace, with over 1000 apps submitted every day. With so much competition, mobile app design plays a large part in a user’s decision to download an app.
Apps that improve fitness and boost well-being
The increasing focus on health and well-being in daily life has lead to the creation of a wealth of clever apps built to track, improve and motivate us.
The pros and cons of Native, HTML5 and hybrid apps
When developing an app you have three coding options: Native, HTML5 (web view) or a hybrid of the two. Choosing the right option for your app is a difficult but crucial decision.
How to make money from a free app
You’ve got a great product idea that you want the world to see. Fantastic! However, as we all know taking a leap of faith at the start of any project can be a daunting prospect; will people use your product? Will they like it? Will your investment pay off? Of course, these pre-development jitters are often the same regardless of whether you’re a first time entrepreneur or an experienced pro. Let’s face it, it would be great if you could make a bit of money from your vision.
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