Choosing the Right Mobile App Development Company

Choosing the right Mobile App Development Company

With the rise of cloud connectivity, the internet left the desktop and stepped into the sunshine. Wirelessly connected smartphones, tablets and accessories (such as smartwatches) turned traditional web development practices on their head. Different screen sizes, different users, different inputs, different needs and different usage contexts meant it was time to stop thinking about web development building informational platforms that users sought out and engaged with.

It became, rather, about giving people single-use tools that enhanced their lives.

With 43% of the world connected via smartphones, the global hunger for mobile app development is as insatiable as it is fast-moving. How do you find a Mobile App Development Agency who can successfully manage a project from start to finish in such a dynamic field?

You look to professionalism and trust.

Hunted Hive is a provider of boutique custom mobile application development that has deep experience in creating bespoke mobile apps for satisfied clients around the world.

We build mobile apps for iPhone, Android, smart wearables and other Internet of Things (IoT) platforms. We build mobile apps from scratch. We use the best solutions to transform your idea into a unique application that your users will rely on in their daily lives.

PewResearch Internet Project

"In 2020... There will be a widespread belief that the World Wide Web is less important and useful than in the past and apps are the dominant factor in people’s lives."

Pew Research Internet Project

Choosing Hunted Hive as Your Mobile App Development Agency

Mobile apps are a different kind of internet use. While much of the fundamental technology is the same as conventional web development, everything else is changed - the users, the expectations and the hardware. Simply, apps are about maximising task-completion while minimising input.

There are millions of apps available; however, how many do you actually use on a daily basis? Very few. The reason? Anyone one can create an app, but few can create an experience that is remembered.

Mobile apps must first be tools that have specific functions. Secondly, they must have a design that intuitively encourages that function. Give a pre-lingual child a toy hammer and they can operate its functionality without being shown how: the handle is ergonomically obvious and the weight distribution informs the function of the head. The purpose is self-evident in the design. Pulling off this sort of transparently intuitive fusion of interface and function for a mobile app using only a touchscreen is incredibly difficult. Nonetheless, this is what defines the best mobile apps: they are tools that seamlessly optimise and amplify the lives of their users.

In building a mobile app, you must also be keenly aware of the diversity of devices it could operate on. An app built for a smartwatch must solve a user’s needs on a screen the size of a coin, while an app for a tablet has 50 times more interactive space.

The interface itself must mesh with the function and the usage context. Mobile apps are used differently from “the web”. As tools, not portals, information-search behaviour is minimal: the users understand their problem and are impatient to satisfy it. They expect that satisfaction to be simple and easy. If a mobile app was a saw, it must cut. If a mobile app was glue, it must stick. If it was a compass, it must point to true north.

Mobile apps work best by understanding as much about a user as they can before they’re called on. It is why mapping apps know your location, why a restaurant app knows whether you want breakfast or dinner, why a video-streaming app can tell if you’re in a dark place.

At Hunted Hive, we have been developing and delivering mobile apps to satisfied clients for years. Our experience extends far beyond just surmounting technical challenges. We take a Design-Centric Approach. It means we don’t think of our work as making tools, but as resolving your users’ needs through making function self-evident in design.

Choosing the right Development Agency

Our Services Include

Turn-key Web and Mobile Solutions

Turn-key Web and Mobile Solutions

Start to finish, we will be with you every step of the way. Your success is our success. From planning, development, testing, delivery and support and maintenance.

Project Planning and Management

Project Planning and Management

We align our custom development skills with a comprehensive task, time and progress tracking framework. This technology roadmapping process models scope, schedule and cost. If you’re a startup needing advanced planning to underpin capital-raising, Hunted Hive can deliver it. Several of our clients have secured six-figure funding by backing their ideas with our roadmaps.

Custom Development

Custom Mobile Application Development

We have mastered a vast array of programming languages. If you already have your design team in place, we will be your expert development partners adding deep, real-world experience in responsive web, desktop, mobile and embedded development to your build.

Nate Smith - URX

"The future of mobile means a more intricately connected ecosystem of applications. The walled gardens will be torn down and roads and bridges between apps will be constructed."

Nate Smith,

What our process involves

A Design Centric Approach

Developing a custom mobile app means back-end authentication, respect for limited system resources, power-use management and preempting connectivity disruptions. While Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems utterly predominate, this does not mean there are only two ways to build an app.

Further, apps are often needed by users interacting with dynamic physical environments - they’re on foot, they’re driving, they’re talking to a friend.

It all means your mobile app must work:

  • on a limited screen size
  • with limited input methods
  • with limited processing and battery power
  • for users with limited attention.

And do it seamlessly.

Hunted Hive will work alongside you to develop a tool that works across these contexts. Our approach is based on a simple quality test for mobile application design:

If the users interpret the targeted functionality of an app as limited usability it’s a bad app; if they perceive targeted functionality as maximised effectiveness it’s a good app.

This, in a broad sense, summarises the Design Centric Approach that Hunted Hive uses for app development. Working with us begins with clear communication. It is the prerequisite of understanding your goals, scoping the project and establishing trust. From there, you can be as involved with or removed from our 5-step process as you like:

  • Discover
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Build
  • Deliver
Hunted Hive Development Process

Just as the rules of a haiku can result in words of incredible power and purity, so the limitations inherent mobile applications development yield true innovation. By collaborating with you to develop your concept, focus on the user needs, build your app’s back-end and then design its interface, you and Hunted Hive can write that powerful digital haiku.


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Examples of the work we do

We offer a wide variety of expertise in creating innovative mobile platforms is area such as:

  • Cloud-connected mobile apps for startups
  • Custom Mobile Ecommerce Stores
  • Mobile Games for iOS and Android
  • Peer-to-Peer/Two-Sided Marketplaces
  • Enterprise Mobile Applications
  • Mobile App integration services
  • Internet of Things

View our portfolio or contact the development team to
or discuss a custom development package with us today.


Why choose us?

Uniqueness and quality

People like you and organisations like yours rely on Hunted Hive to deliver mobile apps that seamlessly integrate with user lives and unobtrusively meet user needs with interaction that delights, rather than frustrates.

While there are a lot of talented back-end or front-end app developers around, Hunted Hive is different. With us, you will work with a full-stack developer that harnesses leading design and technical capabilities via a tried and tested project and risk management regime.

Our process begins with a technology roadmap. As a comprehensive scoping methodology, it outlines and schedules every task that must take place between the current situation and the agreed end state. This document then underpins the entire development process, allowing us to track progress minutely and forestall emerging concerns before they become problems. Through it all, we will stay engaged via responsive communication that ensures you’re always as close to the coal face as you want to be.


What our clients say

“I am particularly happy with Hunted Hive's design ideas, their identification of client needs and pro-activity in recognising potential issues and finding solutions to address these”

Julia Davies
Senior Research Officer at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) - STEM Connectors

"The team was accurate in their time estimates and reliable in delivering what they talked about. We'll be sure to use them again for future projects.

Dr Nick Kelly
Senior Research Fellow - TeachConnect

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William Foster - United States Marine

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives."

William A Foster, United States Marine


How much do we cost?

Hunted Hive uses the latest technology to provide leading mobile app development services. We offer streamlined processes and practices that result in a high-end, high-quality product delivered within the agreed timeframe.

We have this capability because we offer you realistic forecasting about the interaction between your expectations, your budget and your timeframe. It means we do not overpromise and underdeliver.

Quality, cost and schedule

If you prioritise quality, there is a cost or schedule trade-off.
If you prioritise speed, there is a trade-off in quality or budget.

Mapping the dynamic relationship between these variables from an expert technical perspective is something only experienced development project managers with a track record of real-world results can do.

The minimum entry for our services is USD 5,000; however, the development price depends on scope and features. (We also offer flexible arrangements such as pay-per-month depending on circumstances.) Before we start any project, we conduct a comprehensive scoping exercise called a Technology Roadmap - a valuable product of itself, it is an essential part of any bespoke custom mobile application development. This data-driven process achieves consensus among all stakeholders on scope, price and schedule.

  • Every day, we build mobile apps for people like you.
  • Every day we get even better at it.
  • Make today the start of the journey that brings your ideas to life.

Let us empower your users through building the mobile apps that amplify what they can achieve in the physical world.


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