App
Development

As one of London’s leading app development companies, we design and develop  award winning native and web applications for all industry sectors.
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THE PROCESS

Build the Future

Applying KIJO’s Build The Future methodology we’ve transported our web design skills to a whole new realm. For over 7 years we’ve been creating award-winning apps that are user focused and ready for the future.

Combining our agile development methodology with multiple user testing processes ensures we will meet (and exceed!) your project brief.

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PROOFS IS IN THE PUDDING

Award Winning

You don’t need to take our word for it: we have the credentials to back us up. International award platforms such as the CSSDA, The Drum, Web Guru Awards and more can all attest to our success- being Winners of Best Innovation and Best UI and UX Design at CSSDA is no easy feat! Don’t worry, you’re in capable hands with the KIJO team.

CSSDA - Best UI Design Award
CSSDA - Best UI Design Award
CSSDA - Best UI Design Award
CSSDA - Best UI Design Award
CSSDA - Best UI Design Award
CSSDA - Best UI Design Award
App Types

Apps to Solve your problems

The in-house KIJO app development team can utilise both React and React Native to create the application that your users desire/are searching for.

Native Apps

With the expertise to create native apps for Android and iOS devices, we can launch your project onto both the Apple App Store and Google Play marketplaces. We make sure that our apps are compatible with any mobile or tablet device and make sure to complete the creative process with an attractive app icon and purchase-inspiring listing.

Web Apps

Offering and streamlined user experience, web apps are accessible through a web address and remove the need for downloads. KIJO web apps cover a range of services and features; whether you need a form-building software for your manufacturing firm, or a looking to deliver video consultations within your healthcare sector, our KIJO team is up for the task.

Technology Stack

The Right Tools for the Job

At KIJO we always stay ahead of the curve, utilising the very latest design techniques and coding languages to ensure every application we build is ready to withstand the future’s demands.

Advanced, Easy-to-use Apps Built with React

Building apps with React dramatically increases the speed of your digital product so that it’s fast, scalable, and simple. Using React our app makers can build advanced user interfaces with interactive UI components in a way that doesn’t compromise speed or usability. Furthermore, apps built with React fluidly respond to data changes to keep the user journey interruption-free.

React Native

React Native is great for developing apps. The code base allows for slick, fast, ultra-responsive user interfaces, and also massively reduces load times. This powerful combination ensures that your users get a quality functionality that doesn’t compromise on performance.

Beautiful Code with Laravel

We love beautiful code, and using Laravel we fall in love time and time again! It’s a quick and intuitive web application framework that speeds up your time to market. Fast, intuitive, cost-effective, scalable, and the most secure framework out there, there are countless reasons to like Laravel and the solutions that it delivers.

iOS

Our expert process of native iOS app development takes you right through from ideation to product launch. Available on the Apple App Store and usable across the full range of Apple devices, the apps we create upgrade your business to a whole host of global opportunities.

Android

We can easily transfer our outstanding app creation process from iOS to Android, delivering the same innovative experiences to a whole new audience. Our native apps for Android users are released via the Google Play app store so you can benefit from a cross-market success.

Game Changing

Killer Features

Our applications can be created with a vast range of killer features that will wow your users and keep them coming back for more. 

Augmented Reality

Bring your product to life by including Augmented Reality in your app. Whether it be trying something on or seeing how a new designer rug would look in your living room, Augmented Reality has the power to revolutionise your users online shopping experience.

Video Conferencing

Video conferencing became an everyday staple for busy workers in 2020, and this useful tool is here to stay. Our first video conferencing feature was created for an online GP service back in 2018, and since then we’ve been developing this feature. Through our service you can now offer users a bespoke branded video experience that stands out from their inbox full of Zoom links.

Push Notifications

Keep your users up to speed with all your offers, updates, and much more through instant push notifications. Having your app installed on a user’s device opens you up to a whole world of instant communication, and push notifications are a simple way to take advantage of this opportunity to increase conversions and promote app engagement.

Intelligent Booking Systems

If you offer services that require booking, make life simple for your users and yourself with our intelligent booking systems. We’ve created booking systems for a whole range of services, so you can make that video consultation, PT session, or much needed haircut a reality in a few simple clicks.

eCommerce

Make eCommerce seamless, and convert users in a few simple clicks by offering direct purchases through your app. Using specialised eCommerce systems or a custom built alternative we can sync your app, website eCommerce platform, and admin site to deliver an efficiently streamlined purchasing process. This can also extend to recurring subscription purchases to best suit the core purpose of your app.

3D builders

If your product offers personalisation or has multiple variations then there’s no better way to enthrall your users than with a 3D builder! With endless possibilities of product variations all displayed instantly in a modern UI, your users can soin, zoom, and change their product to their heart’s content. This tool can then be used to transform into an AR experience with the click of a button.

OUR PROCESS

How We Execute

For every project there are some key processes that never change- why change something that  works time and time again? These failsafe elements are what our team specialises in, and this expertise is what allows us to win those highly coveted digital agency awards.

Discovery & Strategy

We need to understand your users, your goals, and your future ambitions before we can start to formulate the strategy for your project. To get to the nitty-gritty of these our first task is to carry out multiple discovery meetings and workshops, and only once we have delved deep enough into these aspects do we create the all-important application strategy document. This document is central to how we work on the project and the solutions that we create.

User Journey

Every app will be following a user journey, and so the clearer we map these out the better your users will experience your application. We create an excellent experience that promotes high conversion rates by ensuring ease of use.

Mood Board

The design phase of your app development is a visual journey. This visual experience is kicked off by the creation of an app moodboard where we take inspiration from previous KIJO apps and 3rd party examples to put together ideas for your various app elements. Your creative preferences are essential to shape the visual direction of the project.

Design System

Detail is what takes any project from average to amazing, and to achieve optimum impact we create a comprehensive branded design system that directs important details such as colour palettes, font choices, button styles, and input styles. This stage is the second step on the visual journey towards your new app.

Prototyping & Motion

With the help of React Native, we can create incredible UI interactions within your application for a wow-worthy user experience. You can try out these UI motions by prototyping them in our app simulator software, allowing you to experience the app as it will be prior to launch.

UI/UX Design

Our KIJO designers have created a masterful design system that will implement all the brand system elements and set the creation of your app rolling. Our specialist team blends UI and UX to ensure a premium experience for your users.

Development

The KIJO app development team follows an agile development process that allows for features to be tackled on an individual basis whilst still undergoing rigorous testing. Over the course of our collaborative weekly meetings we will set milestones, discuss progress, consider developmental priorities, and assess testing feedback.

Q&A

The agile development process ensures the highest standard of quality assurance- throughout the development process each individual element and feature of the app will be tested and signed off. Only once all the features of the app have been separately signed off will we go into an internal and external testing process that also allows for 3rd party user testing.

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Konnect

Keep in touch via your dedicated project page on our KIJO Konnect Portal. All our projects are managed end-to-end via this custom-built interface, therefore keeping documents and communications in one handy place.

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Academy

The ultimate empowerment resource. We provide your and your team with all the videos, screen recordings and how-to guides you need so that you can competently and successfully manage your digital platforms.

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Care

Ensure optimum website performance with our specialist WordPress maintenance service. We have a dedicated team with a super-fast response time and efficient ticket system.

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Cloud

Cloud Hosting managed by the KIJO team. Ensure your app is super-fast with load times under 0.5 seconds and a 99.99% uptime record.

Diverse Experience

Sectors

We have the experience to tackle all website challenges, but there’s certain sectors where our expertise shines through. Our best work has been produced in the following industries…

Healthcare

We have worked with different healthcare organisations- including University Hospitals NHS- to create simple, effective websites for use by both patients and practitioners. Our team can successfully create systems that display information and appointment details with clarity, whilst maintaining the highest security standards.

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Public Sector

Public sector organisations often have multiple stakeholders and complex offerings for which existing websites are poorly equipped to handle. KIJO’s team of web designers and developers strategically streamline this information into targeted, logical user journeys, thus enabling users to find what they need quickly and easily.

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Luxury

We’re experienced at working with high-end, luxury brands to create websites that highlight the brand’s quality and heritage. Users are awed and inspired by the luxury design and ease of use that is delivered- exactly the sentiment that such brands deserve.

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Education

We have worked with leading establishments such as Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham, and MICRA. Students, parents and teachers all need access to very specific content and information types, and we can help you achieve this whilst maintaining a visually consistent and smoothly operating website.

eCommerce

Our eCommerce websites are built using WooCommerce, an open source WordPress platform which offers secure payments, configurable shipping options, and full customisation options. Optimise your conversion rates with our bespoke KIJO checkout flows.

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SaaS

Software as a Service- generate more sign ups, achieve greater brand exposure, and deliver more results with a KIJO SaaS website.

Noti SaaS
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Gaming

Use a KIJO SaaS website to deliver results; generate more sign ups, achieve greater brand exposure, enhance your storytelling through superior detailing, and make your game come to life with our bespoke animations.

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What’s been said

Your Questions

FAQ

The cost of building an application can vary hugely depending on your project aims and ambitions. However due to the development process of applications a budget of less than £20,000 would be unrealistic.

This really depends on the feature set of the app solution we are creating. The more complex the app the longer development will take. We will be able to give you an estimated project length in the project proposal we create after carrying out a consultation with you.

Yes part of our process is to manage your release in the app store and guide you through this process. Once the app has been released we can transfer for the app over to a different app store account if requested. We can also guide you through an app release through your own app store accounts.

We don’t offer app marketing services in house at KIJO but we can refer you to a 3rd party agency who will offer you preferential rates due to the referral should you use them for app marketing services.

This is all handled in the project contract. We will transfer all new IP created on the project if requested over to you. We will also discuss any existing KIJO IP we wish to use on the project if any and the licensing terms associated with that IP.

Yes we have lot’s of apps in the apps stores, the best way to check out our recent app portfolio is on the following link: View App Case Studies

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