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Building the future requires the agility of action and attitude. Our extended teams provide scale, experience, acceleration, and a whole lot of talent - to help you rapidly create modern apps that engage users.

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Mobile app development offering

Native App Development Services

Native B2B and consumer apps allow you to utilize the inherent power of iOS and Android platforms with secure and performant apps.

Hybrid Cross-platform App Development Services

Utilize the power of React Native, Flutter, and Xamarin to develop apps for multiple platforms while sharing the same code base.

Business Analysis & Consulting Services

Whether you are looking to develop business apps or apps to service customers, our consultants can help you define the right tech plan.

Business Apps and API Integration Services

Integrate your mobile app(s) with services you are already using and extend their use cases for your employees and users.

Enterprise Mobile Apps

Customized mobile solutions to drive your operations. For example, a CMS to organize and publish content, all in a simple screen.

Apps for Internet of Things

Unlock the potential of high functioning mobile apps that interact with hardware/wearables/IoT through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and more.

Benefits of working
with Simform

Unlock new business opportunities with mobile apps

We help companies identify and unlock opportunities in mobility. Apps we develop bring the power of enterprise solutions to your workforce while delivering consumer-grade user experience.

New business with mobile app

For 11 years, Simform has been helping companies in Manufacturing, Healthcare, Banking, Telecom, Retail, and other industries build enterprise mobile apps. Our apps have helped automate 90% of operations for a transportation company, cut down the maintenance cost for a food company by 40%

Mobile automation

Strategy and consulting to set the right goals

We collaborate with you to understand your business needs, identify processes that can be streamlined, define the user experience, and build a tech delivery roadmap that aligns with your goals.

Tech delivery roadmap

Bringing the Lean approach to apps

Our Product team takes your ideas and turns them into high output apps with high ROI and retention rates. We use user research, user testing, and design thinking to bring consumerization to your IT.

Lean mobile app development

Incorporate security best practices

Mobile app testing best practices reduce the security risks, tests potential vulnerabilities and incorporates data encryption. With all the steps we take, you can be confident that mobile apps will always be secure.

Secure mobile app

Unlock new business opportunities with mobile apps

We help companies identify and unlock opportunities in mobility. Apps we develop bring the power of enterprise solutions to your workforce while delivering consumer-grade user experience.

New business with mobile app

For 11 years, Simform has been helping companies in Manufacturing, Healthcare, Banking, Telecom, Retail, and other industries build enterprise mobile apps. Our apps have helped automate 90% of operations for a transportation company, cut down the maintenance cost for a food company by 40%

Mobile automation

Strategy and consulting to set the right goals

We collaborate with you to understand your business needs, identify processes that can be streamlined, define the user experience, and build a tech delivery roadmap that aligns with your goals.

Tech delivery roadmap

Bringing the Lean approach to apps

Our Product team takes your ideas and turns them into high output apps with high ROI and retention rates. We use user research, user testing, and design thinking to bring consumerization to your IT.

Lean mobile app development

Incorporate security best practices

Mobile app testing best practices reduce the security risks, tests potential vulnerabilities and incorporates data encryption. With all the steps we take, you can be confident that mobile apps will always be secure.

Secure mobile app

Featured app development projects

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How we develop
engaging app experiences

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Team
Sprint planning

Sprint roadmap is a collective planning effort. Team members collaborate to clarify items and ensure shared understanding.

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Sprint
Tech architecture

We break monolithic apps into microservices. Decoupling the code allows teams to move faster and more independently.

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Tech
Stand-ups & weekly demos

Stand ups, weekly demos, and weekly reviews make sure everyone is on the same page and can raise their concerns.

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StandUps
Code reviews

Code reviews before release help detect issues like memory leaks, file leaks, performance signs, and general bad smells.

Industries we serve

  • Transportation
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Tourism
  • Consumer
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Sports

Fleet management app

Fleet Management Software to control the chaos, improve efficiency, productivity and reduce overall transportation cost.

Mobile CRM app

Mobile CRM is operational, analytical and collaborative software that allows bank managers to manage their banking clients on the go.

Hospital management app

An integrated mobile system for managing hospital operations such as medical, administrative, financial, legal and other corresponding services.

Mobile POS for restaurant

A mobile app for restauranteurs to speed up their check out process, accept credit card payments, track sales, inventory and manage other business functions.

Video conferencing app

An API-driven instant messaging and video conference app for higher connectivity with real-time data communication built over serverless technology.

E-learning application

e-Learning Mobile App with user-centered design standards for content delivery and assessment process with high security, accessibility, and data maintenance.

Inventory management app

Mobile App for supply chain management for multiple locations, safety stock, re-order points, cycle counts, demand and distribution requirements planning.

Stadium management portal

Indoor Stadium Management Platform for storage, location, and retrieval of information, ticketing system, crowd control system, and facility management system.

Tech stacks


Simform Guarantee

We know that if client’s project launches smoothly, they’ll come back for more. We're willing to over-invest in guaranteeing results, rather than under-invest to make our financial reports look pretty in the short-run.

We offer a risk-free trial period of up to two weeks. You will only have to pay if you are happy with the developer and wish to continue. If you are unsatisfied, we’ll refund payment or fix issues on our time.

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FAQs

Even the most visually amazing app can and will fail to perform well on the app store if it’s not intuitive and lacks usability.

As a user, you would want to open an app and feel like you already intuitively know everything — where to click next, what actions to perform, how to jump to a particular place, etc.The second you get stuck, you give up and go try another app. Sounds familiar?

So what do we do to make sure this doesn’t happen to the potential users you just spent so much time researching? We do UX.

What is UX Design?

UX is the process of creating products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences to users. This involves the design of the entire process of acquiring and integrating the product, including aspects of branding, design, usability, and function — The Interaction Design Foundation

UX design is an ongoing process. With each update, you should consider the way people are using your app. If an update makes the accessibility of your app complex or increases the number of taps to the users’ destination, you’re heading off course and it’s time to correct.

Let’s get into some of the UX design process.

Step 1: Information Architecture
Simply put, Information Architecture (or IA) is figuring out how all the content should be structured to maximize accessibility and ease of use. It is the user journey, the path that users will take to perform their intended action. It is in this stage that you decide which features will help users go through the journey, as well as overall functionality of your app. You also decide how to present and organize this information.

Typically, the IA process begins by writing down the list of desired features and a some rough sketches of what needs to be displayed and where in the app. The outcomes of this step are user flows and user journeys which serve as building blocks for creating wireframes.

Step 2: Wireframing your App
A wireframe, also called a page schematic or screen blueprint (just kidding, no one actually calls them that), is a visual guide that shows the skeletal framework of an app. It gives you an idea on the infamous “look and feel”. With a wireframe in front of you, it’s easy to explain the concept to your dev team and set reasonable expectations from the start.

Wireframing eases the often messy transition between the stages of the project. It is easier and cheaper to erase stuff from a sketch than it is to rewrite code. Good wireframes are essential in helping you to launch your app more effectively.

Step 4: Clickable prototype with UI
Now that you have some screens to play with, you’re going to want to familiarize yourself with InVision, an essential tool of the product designer’s toolbox. This isn’t an InVision guide, but InVision is so easy to use that it doesn’t need one. Just upload your screens to InVision and link them together.

These are the things to keep in mind when choosing mobile app architecture.

Portability
Portability is the ability of the system to react to the environmental changes. In case of Mobile applications, the change in environment may be frequent considering the technology and market demand changes. These changes may result in change in servers, database, etc. The good Mobile Application Architecture ensures the system to be portable enough to respond to these changes keeping the impact of change at minimal level.

Maintainability
Considering the requirement change due to change in environment i.e. market demand or the ease with which a component can be modified to correct faults, improve performance, or other attributes, always there is a need of maintenance for the Mobile Applications. A Good Mobile Application Architecture ensures the high maintainability of the mobile application. It reduces the efforts and complexity of the change implementation which is in favor of the developers.

Manageability
How efficiently and easily a software system can be monitored and maintained to keep the system performing, secure, and running smoothly.

Reusability
Reusability always leads to faster application development and structured development approach. Good Architecture always considers the reusability aspect during design of components and protocols.

Testability
The application needs to undergo testing process in order to ensure the consistency of the application under various conditions. This raises a need of regression testing for each component of the system. Good Mobile Application Architecture ensures that the each component is separately testable.

Security
Security of the data is one of the major non-functional requirement of the application. The application architecture should be robust enough to secure the data consumed by the application. The architecture of Mobile Application should be in sync with organization’s security ecosystem. Any data stored on the device (in-memory or persistent) should be encrypted to ensure security. The organization may opt for Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool to impose security constraints on the application. The application architecture should be able to accommodate any interface to such Mobile Device Management tools.

Performance
The performance of application plays an important role in mobile applications. Mobile users expects quick response from the application specifically compared to desktop/web applications. If the application is taking long time to retrieve or display the details, there is a high possibility that the users would not like the application and they might stop using the application. A mobile application architecture should ensure to meet the performance expectations of the users.

While making architectural decisions, we need to keep these in mind as well.

1. Components of the app should be nicely organized and decoupled.
2. Architecture should speak about the business domain of the project. Is it a food delivery application Or maybe one for financial institutions?
3. Scalability: How easy it is to add more features? Having an elegant solution might save us a lot of time and money in the future.
4. How the architecture fits the requirements of the business domain. Is it a heavy data driven app? Does it have a lot of forms that require user input? What is the complexity of the app that we are going to build? Is it a “5 screens” app or “20 screens” app?
5. Will team be able to work independently on features, without blocking themselves?
6. What are the key components that we want to test?
7. What is the deadline and budget for the project? What is the trade-off that we must do in terms of quality — time of delivery?
8. Consider all network scenarios.

Our developers are creative technologists who also understand design. This unique combination of skills ensures that our designs will fit within the framework of your systems and give your customers a better experience.

Building software with great UX requires changing the Agile process to fit in UX designers needs.

Understand technical constraints first to save time
We try to understand the technical constraints and design with them in mind. Collaboration with development can help us identify the design that could be technically prohibitive. This allows us to adapt before we have invested time in refining or testing a design.

Research and test before, during, and after development.
As UX Designers, we are able to identify friction in a UI and resolve it before it even goes into development. Often with more complex interactions, it can be difficult to fully prototype these experiences. Being able to test throughout the process we are able to reduce our risk and increase our confidence in the design.

Have time to design for both microinteractions and the big picture.
When we do get in the trenches it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture but our approach makes sure overall user goals and ease of use are maintained.

Adapt quickly to new information.
Another great reason to integrate UX Design with the development process. When you aren’t working with development, no matter how hard you try, you’ll be slowed down reacting to new data and iterating on features.

Be quick.
Simply said, if we can reduce the time from concept to customer’s hands we win.

Kanban with a UX Column

In Kanban, cards flow from left to right across the board. There isn’t an encapsulated sprint (but that doesn’t mean you don’t have deadlines). So here a UX Designer can pull a card from the top of the backlog. They are able to plan their research, create prototypes, and design the feature. Once done, they mark that card as such. When a developer become available, they are able to pull cards marked as done in design.

Our design work won't have to sit for as long lost in the bottom of a backlog. We do create a little segregation, but less so than either of the other two. Since everyone is on the same board, everyone is on the same team. We are all trying to move cards from one side to another and appreciate the dependencies we have on each other.

Here’s how we will work with you -

1) Test Cases Driven User Stories for Clear Requirements -

When our engagement with the client starts we help them create detailed user stories and scope out the next few sprints.

2) Intense Sprint Planning

In order to execute projects on time, you need to plan sprints as much as possible.

3) Iterative Delivery

Typically, in an agile development process, we will divide the implementation process into several checkpoints rather than a single deadline. They are called iterations and are part of each sprint.

4) Documentation

We document everything from application and code level architecture decisions, to live user stories document, to design focused UX/UI/Design System documents.

5) Constant Communication and Retrospective

Stand-Up Each workday begins with a brief team stand-up meeting to discuss what we did yesterday, and what we plan to do today.

6) Code review

A successful peer review strategy for code review requires balance between strictly documented processes and a non-threatening, collaborative environment.

7) Integrating QA in the development process

We have gotten much better about integrating QA in our development process. We used to loop QA in after our code was pushed to the master branch, which was clunky.

Now our QA engineers will identify and create a test plan as soon as we begin working on the next sprint. As initial development nears completion, an engineer and a QA engineer will run through test scenarios together.8) CI CD and Automating Deployment

Easily release and deploy solutions by making the build process easier by building CI CD pipeline. The developer's changes are validated by creating a build and running automated tests against the build.

9) Post-release

It’s important to circle back and review how the process went once you’re done, be it a success or failure.

Did the testing correctly model the production scenario? Did the team correctly estimate the effort required to release a product? How is the product running in production?

Review how well the team performed by revisiting the implementation and testing checkpoints. Your team will adjust their performance accordingly as they grow used to being held accountable for every step in this process.

Freelance marketplaces like Upwork, Toptal, Gigster, Freelancer, etc can help you get in touch with thousands of developers. They provide transparent access to devs but you have to vet candidates and take care of everything. These platforms do not provide a guarantee of delivery and results.

Tech agencies and software consultancies follow outdated engagement and execution models. The teams and devs hired through them don't integrate with your team well. Transparency and collaboration are lacking.

We started Simform with the goal of bringing assurance, certainty, and transparency in the software development services space. Most of our competitors provide TRANSACTIONAL services. You post a gig, they match you up with a developer and you take it from there. We aren't a transactional service.

Whether your project is at the early ideation stage or you have all features drawn out, our tech consultation team works with you to prepare a detailed tech solution and execution plan. We are huge believers in high output management and everything we suggest from tech architecture to talent skill set will focus on getting results and speeding up the time to market.

Our detailed technical consultation (which is itself worth thousands of dollars in value) consists of things like tech challenges of the project, what tech stack to use to solve those challenges.

Project’s technological execution roadmap brings all the pieces together to show how your project will come to life. Based on your project goals we help you define processes and delivery roadmap that suits your needs. It also includes a detailed hiring plan that includes details on what skill set and experience your team needs to have.

Tech architecture solution includes things like how features will be implemented with what technology and framework. It will also include things like algorithms and cloud integrations will be required to build your IP and build the tech engine.

We can do this because we have experience in delivering 100s of large scale complex systems. We know that there are many moving pieces in terms of technical know-how, experience, tight deadlines, unforeseen risks, and development challenges.

This tech consultation and talent skillset specification are provided for free so even if you don't work with us you can take it forward and use it in the future.

Screening talent with resumes and interviews is outdated. When you hire through us you don't only hire from limited visibility and information from resumes, personal interviews, etc.

We have a comprehensive vetting process amongst our competitors. Developers are tested on their technical skills, communication skills, and project management skills.

Vetting Process:

1) We look internally to find the perfect candidates for you first. If we don't find the right candidate then we tap into our talent network to see if we can hire someone for you on a contract basis. We hunt, run campaigns, use our recruiting strength to hire candidates. When we have candidates we like we do the initial screening.

2) Next, we dive deep into their portfolios and prior code samples. Each candidate is screened by experts in their functional domain.

Here we are looking for people with creative problem solving, highly relevant skill sets, a disciplined approach to testing, well-documented code, and best practices.

3) If a candidate passes through these then we test each developer’s technical acumen through an automated coding exam. Applicants are tested on language-specific knowledge as well as general programming and algorithm knowledge. Then a technical interview with a senior of our engineering team is set to evaluate their tech understanding.

4) Then, we test each candidate’s ability to manage a remote engagement. We look for qualities every client cares about: communication habits, reliability, estimation skill, ability to prioritize, and more.

It’s so crucial for anyone working as part of a distributed team to have great communication skills and that can be obvious from the first couple of interactions.

We’ve worked with developers in more than 25 countries for more than a decade now. Over the years, there have been two things we consider to be critical in remote developers besides their tech capabilities. They have to be Confident communicators and Proactive.

Great development teams are full of confident communicators who give the clearest of expectations to their project managers.

Development teams with the most challenges are those that have no real understanding of their timelines, velocity, and what to report to stakeholders because their developers lack the confidence to give clear expectations and to update those expectations often.

If you think you are about to hire a remote developer who is too eager to please and not confident enough to be clear with you on expectations, move on to the next person.

It is very easy to find remote developers who will sit and wait for tasks before doing any work. This trait is really only tested for by hiring them on for a 30-day trial to see how self-motivated and proactive they are.

A proactive, motivated remote developer is someone who takes charge and is never blocked — they are always finding ways to add value and keep your project moving forward. This is essential when hiring remotely, as you will often not be there to keep them moving.

5) We develop comprehensive small project tests for every role to ensure the team members fit the requirement. The key to any successful sports team is to have the best players from anywhere around the world—development teams are no different. Test projects provide real-world scenarios for candidates to demonstrate their competence, thoroughness, professionalism, and integrity over what is typically 1-3 weeks.

We make sure team members are well-versed in a variety of project management methodologies and collaboration tools. We look at their experience and see how they have adapted to the latest trends over the years.

6) At last, we do full reference checks on your behalf with their previous clients and employers.

7) We sign NDA and full proof legal contract to make sure your IP is protected.

Managing a remote team is not easy. There are critical mistakes you can make when trying to leverage the vast amounts of remote talent.

We hear frequently from prospective clients that it takes forever to release new features, that users aren't adopting products, and that finished work hasn't met their expectations.

The solution: Communication, lots of it. Constant communication makes sure there can be absolutely no surprise breaks in execution.

Simform team integrates into your team, participating in standup and scrum meetings, weekly demos, weekly retrospectives.

Daily stand-ups
We do daily stand-ups where everyone gets on a video chat and tells you what they are working on that day and the previous day. When you’ve got people working for you in multiple time zones, this can be challenging. But it is crucial to the success of your team.

The Agile methodology calls for each contributor to go around, talk about what they’ve been working on, what they will be working on, estimate how long it’s going to take them, whether there are any critical blockers that could cause delay, and what their bandwidth looks like. These stand-ups are rigorously tracked by the Tech Lead.

But we do not just rely on unstructured communication. Everyone at Simform uses PPP (progress, plans, problems) methodology which is used at companies like Facebook, Google,Ebay, Skype etc. PPP is used to detail progress, issues, thoughts and anything else pertaining to their tasks.

Weekly demonstrations

This one is simple: get everybody on a video chat, share screens, have people show their work, and then talk about it.

If something is exceptional, call it out and appreciate the work. So team stays motivated.

If something is buggy or substandard, ask why and figure out solutions. This meeting is usually way longer than a stand-up as it is designed to literally “demo” the work that has been promised during stand-ups.

Keep in mind that if there are any “semi-off-topic” follow-up questions then they should be saved for the later Retrospective meeting.

Weekly Retrospectives
A weekly retrospective is where you all collectively review what went well and what could have been improved based on the demo.

We use the lean method of holding a meeting. It is great because it gives everyone a voice—there’s an element of democracy in the development process now. You’re still “the boss” but everybody now has some skin in the game. This will also help to organically create a culture within your remote team—something we will cover at length in a future post.

We start a project with a “Discovery Phase”. One of the outcomes of this phase is a list of features that the software will have. Those features then get broken into stories, and we write each story from the perspective of a Stakeholder of the system. User stories are easily digestible user behaviour flows detailing how user will achieve goals.

Then, for each story, we work with the clients to discover examples of how that specific stakeholder or end user uses the tool we’re building. Not only do we look for examples of success, but also examples of failure. And finally, we ask if there are examples of different ways to do the same thing. These scenarios are a list of actions that deliver value to this stakeholder.

Goal here is to build ubiquitous language and shared understanding between, developers, team members, stakeholders, and customers.

We use ATDD + BDD approach to create these user stories. This format has worked wonderfully for us as it helps Development Team (developers, QA, designers, TL) understand the acceptance criteria and goals of functionalities and features. Not to mention it generates lots of conversations between Tech team and stakeholders which helps increase shared understanding amongst everyone.

A point that is sometimes understated around this common language, is that the developers are learning not only the words used by the business but what they mean when they interact with each other in different contexts of the software. This is a hard piece of learning to come by without a structured way of using concrete examples to uncover details about the business.

To explain the point of SHARED UNDERSTANDING AND BDD, we have to start by accepting this simple premise: A large part of the challenges faced by software development projects are communication problems. Behaviour Driven Development is a way to:

- Structure communication to describe examples of how to use the software, these are called “scenarios”.

- Capture scenarios from the perspective of the stakeholders of the system

- Learn and Use the language and terminology of the business

- Gather just enough details of the system to be able to set a preliminary estimate

- Leverage the scenarios as executable tests that drive the design of the software

- Developers and clients work together to agree on what the system will do by building concrete examples.

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