Mobile App Development Services in South Africa

We provide mobile app development services in South Africa, be it you’re in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban or anywhere in South Africa. Whether you are a large corporate or a bootstrapping start-up looking for a mobile app developer in South Africa, our software development team and in-depth knowledge of the leading platforms and languages are invaluable in building a valuable mobile app that solves your software development needs.

We develop both Android and iOS mobile apps because we strongly believe that technology is the present and future and progressive companies are incorporating technology in their businesses to improve efficiency, customer service and as a part of their overall growth strategy.

We have a team of experienced and skilled software developers who can help you build amazing mobile or web applications. We have expertise in developing native, hybrid apps as well as responsive websites that work on all devices from desktops to mobiles. Our goal is to provide our clients with high-quality solutions at affordable prices.

Mobile app development helps businesses achieve their goals—from increasing sales to building stronger customer relationships.

It creates better opportunities for your business to expand customer reach, retention and drive sales. Through mobile apps, your business can communicate directly with customers at any time of day or night. Imagine the possibilities!

Ultimately, as you might assume, there’s a lot that goes into the development of an effective and efficient mobile app development project. Like learning your what, why, and how? It’s not a good idea to develop a mobile app just because. There should be a strategy behind it that aligns with your overall business goals. We can help you figure things out and then get your mobile app built and ready for the market.

Contact the best mobile app development company in South Africa today to discuss your custom app development strategy to solve your unique software development problems and needs.

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“We truly care about each and every client and always put ourselves in the shoes of our clients. We understand the fears, confusion, and apprehensions you may have when looking for a good mobile app development company in South Africa and strive to provide you with the best possible service and experience.”

~ Gift Shava (Founder of Preferred Marketers)

Meet Some of Our Software Development Team Members

To build a reliable mobile app, you need a team of reliable, qualified, and experienced software developers. Meet some of our team members and mobile app designers and developers below.

Ndivhuwo Nthambeleni – Lead Developer

Ndivhuwo is a software developer with a Computer Science degree from the University of Pretoria with over a decade of developing apps. He likes staying up to date with the latest tech and finds pleasure in upskilling himself. 

Ndivhuwo Nthambeleni

Thomas Chobokaone – Web and Mobile App Developer

Thomas is responsible for the implementation of software integration, software support, maintenance, building APIs, and building backend using NodeJS. Thomas has a strong interest in Technology trends and enjoys learning new technology-related things. He describes himself as a Technology Geek.

Thomas Chobokaone

Rorisang Kwets – Junior Flutter Developer

She is a self-motivated person who is willing to go above and beyond on any project and to learn valuable skills on her own time. She enjoys working with UI layout and interaction, Rest API, Social Login, JSON, Git, and many other development toolsets.

Rorisang Kwete

Bakang Sebetlela – Junior Flutter Developer

Bakang is inspired by how technology is changing the world, disrupting industries, and igniting social change. She enjoys creating things and believes the process of building software applications lets her express herself creatively. She also confidently enjoys working with other bright, motivated thinkers who share her passion.

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Now that you have met our software and mobile app development team above. Have a look at some of the mobile apps we have developed………

Featured Mobile App Development Projects

We are proud to have developed various software development solutions to the satisfaction of our clients. Below we featured some of our software and mobile app development projects you can have a look at.

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Featured Mobile App Development Project

Slim Wallet – Android and iOS Mobile App Development

The Slim Wallet mobile app allows users to store their loyalty cards in one place. 

This is a client project – Slim Wallet (Pty) Ltd, 

Technologies used:

  • Flutter Framework (Dart) Front End
  • Firebase firestore
  • Local storage
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Featured Mobile App Development Project

Roader App – Android and iOS Mobile App Development

The Roader App enables consumers to purchase fuel and other services from any registered fuel station by transacting before collecting the fuel.

This is a client project – Roader Trading (Pty) Ltd

Technologies used:

  • Flutter Framework (Dart)
  • Firebase Auth
  • Spring Boot Rest API
  • MongoDb 
  • AWS EC2
  • AWS Route 53 
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Featured Mobile App Development Project

Live Connected – Android and iOS Mobile App Development

Live Connected allows users to easily create family schedules, assign pick-ups and track their children during their school journeys.

This app was an MTN App Of The Year 2020 Nominee for Best Incubated Solution

Technologies used:

  • Flutter Framework (Dart)
  • Material Design
  • Provider Architecture
  • Dependency Injection (Get it)
  • Networking (http Client)
  • Firebase Auth & Analytics
  • Spring Boot Rest API
  • AWS EC2, Route 53
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Featured Mobile App Development Project

Catch a Ride – Android Mobile App Development

Catch a Ride is a Carpooling app that allows users to post their traveling plans in order to share the travel costs. The app provides a platform for viewing other people’s trips and posting new ride offers/requests.

Technologies used:

  • Android Kotlin, Spring Boot REST API

Now that you’ve seen and perhaps analyzed some of our mobile app development projects above, here are a some common questions we often hear that you might also have………

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of our most frequently answered software and mobile app development questions in South Africa. Feel free to contact us to speak to a human mobile app development consultant.

Do you work with clients anywhere in South Africa?

Yes! We work with clients all over South Africa and can communicate and collaborate through email, phone calls, physical and virtual meetings. Be it you are in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, or anywhere in South Africa, we can help you. Please contact us to discuss your software and mobile app development project.

Can you give me a ballpark quote?

Yes, we will always try and give you a ballpark or approximate price as early as possible; normally on your first meeting with us. Having a rough idea of expected costs as soon as possible helps you to qualify whether what you have in mind is commercially feasible and if you would like to investigate further.

Ballpark estimates are educated guesses based on our experience, so please remember that the actual final cost may go up or down as we take the time to explore your requirements in more detail. The more information you can provide us with about what you need, the more accurate our ballpark estimate is likely to be.

I’ve got an idea, where do I start?

Speak to us right now by calling +27 78 628 7466 and one of our team members will talk through your ideas and project. We never hard sell, all calls are without obligations, and we’re always happy to help.

Do you build web applications too?

Yes, in fact nearly every mobile app that we build also needs a web based application behind the scenes to drive it. Ever logged into a mobile app? There is a web server in the background, serving the app with data that is checking whether you have permission to log in, or not.

    How do you make sure you build what I want, and don’t get it wrong?

    We don’t just blindly begin building your requirements. We start by having a meeting to understand the commercial factors that are driving the need for your project. We want to get to a position very quickly where we know enough to challenge you on the assumptions you’ve made about the features you require.

    Once we understand your business, we put a lot of effort at the start of a project to work with you, and scope out your requirements in detail including wireframes where appropriate.

    What kind of support will I receive throughout the development process?

    You will be assigned a dedicated project manager, who will be your primary point of contact throughout the development process.

    Will I own the source code?

    Yes, you will be assigned appropriate copyright or licence rights for the bespoke code that we write for your project. We are transparent with intellectual property rights, and you will have the opportunity to review our code ownership terms before the project begins.

    Do you provide ongoing support, maintenance and updates?

    Yes, we offer the option to engage us on an ad-hoc basis for support, or have monthly retainer options should you require a more consistent and reliable level of service.

    Ad-hoc support can work for projects that need minimal support as to avoid the need for fixed ongoing monthly costs. However, this can be at the expense of responsivity as requests are scheduled based on when our resource is available. 

    Most of our clients choose to have at least a small monthly support retainer to get the best responsivity, as dedicated time is scheduled months in advance. If you have a highly technical project with us, then we would recommend opting for a monthly support retainer to cover small ad-hoc changes, improvements, updates and support.

    We base our retainer pricing on the amount of development and support hours you need each month. The number of hours that you need depends on many factors such as the size of your project, or the number of new features you are likely to need each month that you’d like to be covered by your retainer arrangement. It’s important to us that you get value-for-money so we’d recommend putting together a nice-to-have list so that your allocation is used each month on value-adding improvements.

    Can I make changes to my mobile app after its launched?

    Yes, in fact, we highly recommend that you begin by launching the simplest possible version of your vision first and continue to adapt it over time. This staged approach is called launching a “minimum viable product” (MVP). 

    The idea behind launching an MVP is that you’ve inevitably made assumptions, and you can’t test these assumptions until you release something to the world. By releasing a lean first version, you can test your assumptions and use this information to decide on the priorities of future requirements. It reduces engineering waste.

    We have some options around making future changes to your mobile app.

    You can either commission us to update your mobile app on a project-by-project basis, whereby we specify, quote, schedule and finally deliver a fixed set of requirements as-and-when you need them. Or, we can take an AGILE approach whereby we schedule in a certain amount of developer time each month to constantly improve things for you. Both approaches have merit, and it’s likely that you will know instinctively reading this as to which is right for you.

    Are you able to work with our existing technical, design and/or marketing team?

    Yes, we specialise in highly bespoke projects, and it is common for us to work with existing systems and teams. 

    When working closely with other suppliers that are relevant to your business, we aim to build a strong collaborative relationship with a focus on cooperation and support for all of those involved.

    If these stakeholders are crucial to the success of the project, then we would recommend arranging a call or meeting with them early on, to explore their ideas and identify how to work around any potential environmental limitations.

    Having a custom mobile app developed for your business to solve your specific problems and needs can be incredibly valuable for your business overall. But why choose us as your software and mobile app development agency?

    Why Choose Us As Your Mobile App Development Company in South Africa?

    Our clients and the users of our developed mobile apps have great things to say about us and/or our developed mobile apps. At this point, you should have read some of their reviews sharing their experience working with us. In addition to their reviews, here are other reasons to get in touch with us for all your software and mobile app development needs.

    Cutting Edge Technology

    We use these technologies, amongst others – Flutter for Android, iOS, and Web, Spring Boot for REST APIs and Micro services, Amazon AWS & Microsoft Azure for cloud services, CircleCI for continuous integration. Make sure to go with a software development team that is up to date with latest Tech!

    Easy Deploy and Deliver

    Leave everything technical to us and focus on your core business! Our team of developers leverages the ever-growing cloud platforms to increase productivity. We use cloud services such as AWS Elastic Beanstalk for deploying and scaling your applications.

    Multi-platform Products

    We are committed to providing our clients with complete software development and mobile app development solutions. Our team of developers is well capable of delivering cross-platform & native solutions for iOS, Android, .mobi and web platforms