Mobile App Development

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Native Mobile Applications with Ruby on Rails

Using developer friendly tools to build your mobile application to get to market faster

The Technology Stack

Traditionally Native Mobile Applications have been built using the native programming languages of the proprietors - that means different programming languages for Apple and Android devices. Of course, this means writing your application twice. Twice the bug fixing, twice the development cost, and twice the overhead.

Recently, front-end frameworks have been developed that can be compiled into the required format for each platform, meaning that you can write your code once, compile it to the versions needed, and then deploy to each platform.

The last piece of ‘double work’ that has infuriated developers and owners has been that if you also wanted to deploy a web based version for people on a desktop (or on their phone using a browser) this meant writing the application a third time. No one wants to do that!

The solution is to write a backend in a common back end language (like Ruby on Rails) that can also render the UI for browsers. You then use that backend and database to connect to your native mobile front end (such as React Native) which renders the mobile app view and takes care of the cool phone features. Essentially one app to take care of three platforms.

The Benefits

The great thing about this is if you want to adjust an algorithm - just do it once in the Rails app and it is available to all platforms at the same time. Want to connect a new API service? Connect it to the Rails application and it is now available globally.

Developers love working in Rails because it simplifies a lot of work for them - that means faster development time for you as a product owner, and more certainty on the quality control as well.

If you can push as much of the work to the areas that the developers prefer, you will inevitably end up with something that your users will appreciate more.

Centralise your development process and make deployments as basic as you can (which also means that roll-backs are also simple), and be responsive to your users’ requests. Traditional mobile app deployments (especially for one of the platforms) is an involved process that can leave your users with a known bug until there is external approval and deployment.

reinteractive Management of this Pipeline

The process we take at reinteractive is this:

  1. thoroughly workshop the full mobile and desktop UX in an in depth process over weeks of work
  2. understand the third party connections and how they will be used
  3. fully scope the MVP
  4. in tandem, develop the UI, Rails and React Native code.
  5. beta test the MVP version with key stake holders using test apps
  6. Deploy the MVP to the full user group

Following a successful launch you can then start to survey and understand what the next iterations should look like. Continue to handle any bugs that have come up with fast deployment cycles while scoping the next phase of work.

This is extremely successful as a process. As a note, for the MVP it can also be suggested that the Native Mobile app version (and therefore the entire React native development line) be left to a later iteration of work. Develop and test solely for browsers first, see what the users like and dislike before developing you native app. This ultimately saves time and money if it is an option for your business model.

Ruby on Rails Mobile Applications

User Check-in and tracking:

  • Protecting the Community: Covid Comply, an industry leader for contact tracing apps. COVID Comply helps companies maintain COVID-19 compliance when reopening, by managing contact tracing for customers and staff.

Ecommerce:

  • Automotive Part Sales: Sterling Parts came to reinteractive to modernise their online presence and develop a custom eCommerce app for the automotive parts space.

Not for Profit:

  • Pet Adoption: reinteractive improved system speed and reliability with a full migration to our 24/7 OpsCare® and CodeCare® hosting and maintenance services, achieving PetRescue’s target of 100% uptime of their site.

Event Management:

  • Multi-Venue Events Scheduling: reinteractive created a bespoke Artist & Venue Registration system for the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the largest open access arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Web & Mobile Application Design & Development

Ruby On Rails Web Development

Enterprise standard tools to build robust web and mobile based applications. Fast, secure, stable.

Mobile Applications

Easily maintained code bases for your native mobile application. Deploy the same code to multiple platforms

Ruby On Rails Upgrades

Upgrade your code base for security, stability and application speed

Ruby on Rails Application Review

Have an existing Rails app? Our review will give you a road map for updates and maintenance

Salesforce Integrations

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App Design (UX & UI) Workshop

A through UX/Design phase, scoping, system design and project estimate with a complete software specification report

App Consultation & Project Scoping

Hire our expert Project Management team to help scope and architect your web or mobile app

Security Assessment

Our free Security Assessment service is designed explicitly for Rails applications highlighting potential vulnerabilities and offering actionable insights to strengthen its security.

CodeCare Shield

With the CodeCare Shield service, we offer the solution to keep your applications secure and up-to-date with the latest Ruby on Rails versions.

CodeCare Plus

Fixed hours per month of ad-hoc code support and maintenance for your Rails app

OpsCare

Support and maintenance for your AWS or Heroku server layer with a Rails app

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