Our core industries are Automotive, Health & Fitness and Publishing. We know how these industries tick, what drives them and what makes digital products successful in these industries. This is something our customers truly appreciate. We work for Continental, Jaguar Land Rover, ProSiebenSat.1, Condé Nast, Bertelsmann and the FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE, with whom we have long-standing relationships based on mutual trust and partnership.

 

Consulting - Design - Code

As a full-service agency there is nothing more satisfying for us than to accompany you from the first vision to the launch of your app or website. Because we know that not everyone can book all-inclusive, you simply decide which services you need. We will be happy to advise you!

 

Our Services

 

Consulting

   
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Strategy & Business Development
Market analysis, competitor analysis, sales forecasts, go-to-market strategy, business planning

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Lectures & Coaching
Lean product management, agile software development, leading remote teams

 

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Expert Reviews
Preparation and assistance with tenders, selection of service providers, technology consulting

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App Store Optimization ASO
Performance Marketing, App Branding
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Product reviews
Usability, technologies, monetization
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Search Engine Optimization SEO,
Search Engine Marketing SEM
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User Acceptance & Usability Testing
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Social & Influencer Marketing
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Analytics
Tracking, retargeting 
     

Design

   

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UX & UI Design
for iPhone, iPad, Watch, Android, Web, Voice Assistance, cars, TVs

Wireframes and click dummies, 100% native Material Design resp. Human Interface Design Guidelines (HIG), branded designs

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Brand & Advertising
Brand development, icon design, app store design, design of advertising formats

 
     

Development

   

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Native Development
iPhone, iPad (SWIFT), Android (KOTLIN, JAVA), Web (HTML, CSS, Java Script, Angular JS, View JS), Backend (Python, Note.JS)

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Enterprise Resource Planning ERP

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High Performance
No request longer than 100 msec

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Payment

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Redundancy
High fail-safety

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Procurement

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Scalability
Stable backend from 1 to 1 bn users

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Couponing

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Content Management Systems

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Analytics & Tracking

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Customer Relationship Management
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Quality Assurance

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Project Management
Agile or waterfall

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting & Maintenance

   

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Frontend, Backend & Web Hosting
Cloud based infrastructure
(AWS or Google App Engine)

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Caching

 

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Content Delivery Network (CDN)

 

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SQL and NoSQL Databases

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Logging

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Monitoring

 

Consulting

Our core industries are Automotive, Health & Fitness and Publishing. We know how these industries tick, what drives them and what makes digital products successful in these industries. This is something our customers truly appreciate. We work for Continental, Jaguar Land Rover, ProSiebenSat.1, Condé Nast, Bertelsmann and the FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE, with whom we have long-standing relationships based on mutual trust and partnership.

Our track record is something we are proud of: We have developed more than 60 native iOS and Android apps and countless websites for our customers in the past years. We have used the data from these apps to constantly improve our products. And we are happy to pass this knowledge on to you and advise you on all important success factors for your digital product: from the business model, onboarding flow, payment models and technical architecture to App Store Marketing.

Some of our industry insights we publish in our blog. If you’re about to build a health or fitness app, we highly recommend our Industry Report on Health and Fitness Apps.

 

How Much Does An App Cost?

A question that we often get asked by our customers at the beginning: How much does an app or website cost? We don't want to give blanket answers - that wouldn't be professional. That's why we developed our online cost calculator, which gives you a rough cost estimate of your app or website in just three minutes, based on the number of views and the complexity of the features. 

Calculate App Cost

 

From Idea To Wireframes In Just One Week


If we are to advise you on your app or web project, we will visit you for a 4-hour kick-off workshop to understand your idea, goal, business model and budget. In this workshop we will not waste time but define the most important views and functions of your app or website with you.

In just one week, we will create the first high-quality wireframes and a click dummy from these screens and features, which will feel like a real app or website that you can click through to your heart's content. This gives you a first impression of your future "baby" at an early stage and allows you to gather valuable feedback from your stakeholders and sharpen your product vision.

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Sample wireframes from a web project

After collecting your feedback, we will meet for another 4-hour workshop to discuss changes and add missing views. You'd be surprised how many views you forgot the first time. Don't worry, this is perfectly normal!

Each time you update your wireframes and click dummy, we will give you a rough estimate of how much the current state of the designs would cost you. You have full cost transparency right from the start and are guaranteed no nasty surprises at the end. 

 

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Our Design Process

You want your design to be unique. At the same time, you want it to comply with Apple and Google guidelines. We'll help you master this balancing act. Unique design doesn't mean you have to start from scratch and search through thousands of colour palettes, shapes and fonts. We think you can use your time more sensibly!

If you commission us to design your app or website, we will visit you for a workshop and introduce you to our three design books. In these books our experienced designers have created high-quality templates for all important app and web elements - in different styles, colors and fonts.

You just tell us what you like. We check whether the elements harmonize with each other and create the first design drafts. This pre-selection considerably shortens the design process, saves you valuable time and money and, in addition, you and your clients get a shared impression of your future product.

In our intuitive tool "Zeplin", you comment on our designs and we implement your suggestions within one to two working days. We work closely together to improve your design until we have the final design within four weeks.

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Our developers now split your app into individual parts (Epics) like onboarding, login, main screen and article view. For each Epic you define user stories with the help of our experienced consultants, describing the actions your users want to take. 

We now estimate the complexity of each user story and create a list, called a backlog. Now it's your turn to rank and prioritize this list of user stories according to their relevance to you. The most important features aka user stories are at the top of the list. This is the order in which we - or another agency of your choice - will build your app.


The backlog: The most important features sorted from top to bottom

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Finally, we create a sprint plan in which we determine how many user stories we can implement in these two-week sprints. At the end of each sprint, you will receive a functioning version of your app or website with the defined features, which you can click through and give us feedback. You have full transparency right from the start and work closely with us to make your app or website idea a reality. 

With this backlog, detailed sprint plans and defined user stories, any agile working development team can implement your app or website. Of course, we hope that you will stay with us throughout the implementation phase. At this point we will give you a detailed offer for the development costs of your app or website.

 

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Agile Software Development: Start Fast, Iterate, Improve

 
We recommend all our customers to start fast with a prototype (MVP = Minimal Viable Product) and to test at an early stage with real users whether your business case is likely to be successful. Read our blog article "5 Tips How To Create An MVP App" to find out why MVPs make so much sense.

In two feature sprints (1 month) and one polishing sprint (2 weeks) we create your prototype, which you then test on real users or internal stakeholders. The collected data and insights provide invaluable feedback for the further development of your app or website. 

In this agile mode we will develop your app further. We implement the features from the backlog in the mutually agreed order and prioritisation. At the end of each sprint after 2 weeks you will receive a functioning app that you can show to your stakeholders or users. So you always have a functioning product and can determine when it is "good enough" for your users. 

 

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