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Our expertise in mobile app development puts incredible functionality, world-class user experience and powerful features into your customers’ palms.

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Tivix is trusted by leading brands worldwide

Mobile Development
for native and cross-platform applications

Our experience across multiple industries allows us to build brilliant mobile products and guide a strategy that will ensure your mobile app succeeds.

Mobile app development

What is Mobile Development?

Mobile development is the process of building and maintaining applications designed specifically for mobile devices and operating systems – primarily iOS and Android.

iOS and Android Development

iOS apps are usually coded in Swift or Objective C, whereas Android apps use Java or Kotlin.

Hybrid apps work across platforms, with the help of external frameworks and libraries. Generally, it’s quicker to build hybrid apps, but native apps offer superior performance.

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React Native

We use a range of mobile development tools to speed up the app coding process. React Native is a JavaScript-based mobile development framework.

  • It speeds up the development process significantly thanks to reusable components
  • It creates stable, reliable apps thanks to a simplified data binding method
  • It is based on JavaScript, a fast, dynamic and widely used programming language
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Outsource to Us

When our team helps to build your mobile app, you’re guaranteed:

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Years of experience

Our team has over a decade of experience in creating both iOS and Android apps.


Continuous testing and prototyping

We carry out an extensive pre-build discovery phase and adopt continuous testing and prototyping throughout.

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Full-stack team

We complement our mobile development work with full-stack product teams, web development and UX design services.

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Reduced costs

Hire experienced mobile developers without the costs of a competitive hiring process, high salaries and expensive benefits packages.

Blue Fever App

Together with Tivix, Blue Fever has built an app that offers a supportive self-care community to female-identifying Gen Zers.

Case Studies
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Don’t just take our word for it

We help leading brands worldwide build mobile applications with rapid prototyping, iterative development, design thinking and agile devops.

I’ve worked with a lot of different teams, but Tivix stands out beacuse the really understand business and can collaborate with us - even challange us - to build better strategy and product.

Director of Digital Innovation, Zoetis

We were looking for a vendor that had both experience and the insight into technology innovation. Tivix are a great partner and they’ll become part of your team.

Chief Digital Officer, The Macerich Company

We had low capacity so we hired Tivix to support us. I always felt Tivix was part of our team. They were really interested in the product and determined to provide value.

Senior Product Manager, Beamery

Frequently Asked Questions

What programming language is used for mobile app development?

The mobile development languages programmers use depend on what type of app they’re creating.

When creating a ‘native’ app that is expressly created to run on one type of platform, developers often use Objective C or Swift for iOS, and Java and Kotin for Android.

Developers working on non-native apps use a range of languages and frameworks to build their product – common languages here include HTML/CSS for frontend programming, Python, Java and Ruby for backend programming and JavaScript for both.

How much does it cost to build an app?

It’s difficult to provide an exact figure because mobile apps vary so much in scale and complexity.

If you have the in-house talent in place already, your upfront costs will be less – but you should also consider efficiency losses elsewhere in your total cost calculation.

If you’re hiring mobile app developers directly or you want to outsource to a third-party agency, upfront costs will be more. On the other hand, you’re likely to end up with a finished product quicker, with significantly fewer efficiency losses elsewhere.

What is required for mobile app development?

To build a mobile app, you will need expertise in:

  • Programming languages for mobile development
  • UX and UI design
  • User research and testing

You’ll also need project managers experienced in running complex technical projects for your mobile app to be a success.

How to hire a mobile app developer?

You can hire an in-house mobile developer just like you would any direct hire. Whilst there are definitely advantages to nurturing this skill set in house, this means that you need to be prepared for fierce competition, long time-to-hire periods and generous salaries.

You’ll also need to know what sort of app you want to create upfront, as this will impact the skills you’re looking for. Do you want a native iOS specialist, for example, or a full-stack developer for a hybrid app?

An alternative option is to outsource to a cross platform mobile development company. This allows you to discuss your options and requirements with industry experts, before tapping into a global network of talent to find the right people for your project straightaway.

Native when you need it

In some cases, native apps offer significant performance advantages, better offline functionality and fewer tech issues for users. If you’re building a complex, high-performance app which needs advanced computation or high-octane graphical output, native is the way to go.

We love building native apps, and build for both iOS and Android (or both concurrently if your project demands it!). Our global team includes both world-class Swift and Objective C developers for iOS apps and Java developers for Android apps.

It might take a little longer and require more work to code two separate apps. If there are advantages to doing so, we’ll never compromise with a hybrid. What matters to us is the success of your project in the long term, rather than short term cost-cutting exercises.

Why code twice?

Do you need to get a cross-platform app to market fast, with plenty of potential for adding new features and updates quickly? If so, our hybrid app development services can help.

Hybrid apps are fast, flexible and cost-effective because:

  • You’re using the same backend for all platforms, so coding is faster
  • Having a single codebase makes your apps easier to update and expand
  • Having a single codebase makes your apps easier to maintain
  • It’s easier to integrate with web-based services.

Hybrid apps don’t offer the same performance benefits as native apps, but if your project has only moderate needs in this area, this shouldn’t be an issue.

We use the React Native framework, which offers reusable components to reduce the lines of code needed, to speed up hybrid app development even more. And, because React Native uses native controllers (rather than other engines) to wrap code, you get the look and feel of a native app without having to code twice.

Design-led development

No-one is going to use your mobile app if they find it confusing, difficult to navigate or user-hostile. Without a user-centred approach to design, even the most advanced features in the world will fall flat.

Mobile applications require a well-thought out user interface and experience to succeed. To ensure this, our experience design team works closely with developers from the outset, using design thinking, quantitative and qualitative user research to ship mobile applications that are truly user centred. To do this, we incorporate the following processes alongside the programming phase:

  • Extensive requirements gathering during the discovery phase
  • Qualitative and quantitative user research
  • User journeys and interaction design
  • Visual and user interface design
  • Continuous user testing and feedback on prototypes

An Agile approach for an agile industry

Mobile application development is fast-paced. Getting to market quickly creates a significant strategic advantage, as does being able to respond to customer feedback and demand for new features in a timely manner.

To help with this, we take an Agile approach to mobile programming. This allows us to break your project down into sprints for speed and flexibility. If you need to beat a competitor with your release, for example, we can focus an initial sprint around an MVP launch and extend afterwards.

Agile also offers several other benefits:

  • Requirements can evolve as your project progresses, allowing for customer feedback and internal optimization to inform the project’s overall outcome.
  • A better quality outcome overall, as Agile methodology integrates testing as a key part of the project execution phase.
  • Reduced project risk as sprints are self contained – if one phase doesn’t work out as expected, it doesn’t impact the success of the overall project.

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