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When you’re looking to hire an application development studio, finding the right shop to team up with is super important. And whether you’re building an iOS, Android or Windows app, Crew will hand-pick an application developer studio to bring your idea to life.

Airnauts

Airnauts

Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland

Airnauts are one of (if not the) most active teams within Crew, having landed nearly 50 projects with us to date. In short: they're awesome. They've had great feedback from every project owner, and one of their awesome pieces, Render.ly, was featured on Mashable (http://render.ly/). Check out more of their work here: https://app.crew.co/user_profiles/view/17259

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Juan

Juan

San Francisco, California, United States of America

Currently based in San Francisco, Juan Arreguin is a designer specializing in Branding, Identity, UI/UX, mobile design, graphic design and web design. Take a look at his stellar work and wide skill set here: https://app.crew.co/user_profiles/view/58175

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Luke

Luke

New York, United States of America

Luke Miler is a designer and developer based out of Berlin, who has built an impressive client list with the likes of Tinder, Skullcandy, and Basecamp. Take a look at his full profile here: https://app.crew.co/user_profiles/view/29358

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Justin

Justin

New York, United States of America

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Simon

Simon

Krakow, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

Simon Fortuna is an experienced developer and co-founder of VORM, a technology, design and innovation consultancy firm. Sharing his time between San Francisco and Krakow (Poland), Simon leads a team that is dedicated to creating beautiful and useful experiences from start to finish. Take a look at their profile to learn more about their services and products that function as well as they look: https://app.crew.co/user_profiles/view/46271

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In the past four years, apps and websites made by Crew studios have been used by tens of millions of people. We’ve helped startups like Snapwire, Caribou and Companion find an application development studio to work with, and before raising a $3.4m seed round, Nucleus turned to Crew to have their app developed.

“My first two attempts at hiring high-quality outsourced help were expensive lessons in the difficulties of managing an outsourced team. Casting about for a better solution, I stumbled across Crew and I submitted a project. Because Crew escrows the funds, I wasn’t worried about losing the money on shoddy work; I would only have to pay once I had approved the work quality.”
– Jonathan Frankel, Founder & CEO of Nucleus


What type of application development studio do you need?

First things first. Before you start building, you need to determine if you want to build your app for iOS, Android, or both. It’s a big decision, and each option has its benefits. Android holds more than 80% of the global market, iOS apps generate more revenue, and hybrid apps are cheaper to build.

But fear not. As you’ll come to see, we’ve got your back. Here’s a quick breakdown of the benefits for building iOS, Android or hybrid apps.

iOS

As we mentioned, iOS apps win the battle of greater revenue. They get 45% more in-app purchases, and iPhone users are more likely to make retail purchases with their phone. On top of that, it’s often more expensive to build for Android, due to the variety of screen sizes and devices you would have to accommodate. Plus, studies have shown that iPhone users are more loyal to the platform, and are less likely to switch devices or operating systems.

People that are highly satisfied with their device
People that are highly satisfied with their device

Android

So yeah, right now, hiring an application development studio to build an iOS app seems appealing. But even though Apple has a firm grip on the premium smartphone market, Android has its strengths too. Over 80% of the global smartphone market, being the phone of choice in areas such as Africa, South America, and Asia.

Source: Developer Economics Q1 2014
Platform priority by country, for freelance app developers. Source: Developer Economics Q1 2014

Hybrid

Thanks to development tools like Apache Cordova (formerly PhoneGap) and Rubymotion, creating a hybrid app that works on both iOS and Android devices is relatively simple. Essentially, you would develop a web app that would then be converted to native languages for both platforms.

While that may make hybrids seem like the obvious decisions, the simplicity does limit the ability of the app. Imagine using Google Translate instead of actually learning a language. The main point will translate quite well, but the nuance won’t come through. You’ll get the basic words and phrases, but if you want to translate a novel, good luck. Hybrid apps will work for apps with simple functionality, but native apps are better for any complex functions.

Source: Commitstrip.com
The dilemma of mobile apps development. Source: Commitstrip.com

Still not sure whether you need an application development studio for iOS, Android or both? Don’t worry. We can help determine the best option for you, you app, and of course, your audience.

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