Frequently Asked Questions
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What sets Arctic Edge apart from other development companies?
Arctic Edge near-perfectly combines old-school business etiquette with cutting edge technology products. We believe in old-school business approaches – we love meeting with our clients to discuss our services over coffee instead of calls, transparency instead of fine print, and delivering on time.
We believe in our services and the potential a beautifully crafted app holds for our clients. This combined with our passion for app development lets us immerse ourselves in each project we endeavor to deliver an end product made with excellent experience and in-depth knowledge of the craft.
How much does a custom app cost?
How long is a piece of string? It all depends on your needs.
Do apps actually make money?
Yes, a well-developed app has the potential to generate amazing income.
Is an app an investment?
Yes, when it comes to bringing your app to life, as with anything successful in this world, you need to spend money to make money. Apps are a perfect example of this, as well as the best proof that you are able to make your money back.
Are mobile apps future-proof?
The future of apps? It is blindingly bright. We have so many exciting new technologies being continually introduced to the industry which carries the potential to add to app functionality. The technology behind apps is expanding and by no means heading toward becoming a dead technology.
Are apps becoming an old technology?
No, apps are and will continue to evolve with all new technologies continually being released. Custom-built apps use high-level programming to maximize user experiences and to keep users engaged.
Does my business really need an app?
Apps and mobile technology have changed they way we live, communicate and work. We stand behind the belief that all companies should invest in an app, whether it is for internal use to ease the workflow, or to place your products in the palm of your consumers.
Is there a market for mobile apps in South Africa?
The app market in South Africa is booming with many companies growing tremendously in the digital sphere. Even in South Africa, face-to-face has now turned into device-to-device. We use apps in our daily lives, so why not make it even easier for your users to connect with you?
Should my app be on iOS or Android app stores?
There is no right or wrong answer and depends on your needs. This will be dependent on whether your app will be for internal use in your business or for the public and other factors.
Should your aim be to attract the public, being on as many app stores as possible will surely benefit you in terms of outreach, accessibility, and visibility.
How long does an app take to build?
The duration of an app build is very much dependent on the app in question. Generally speaking, our Discovery Stage could take up to 3 months, app testing could take up to 2 months and the official app release could be up to 1 month. The average app could therefore, take up to 6 months, however, the size and nature of the app could reduce or increase this time period.
Can I use my website and app together?
Of course! A lot of apps you see for large corporations are simply mirrored pages off of their actual websites. Not only that, many apps are hybrids that use functionality from your website making it work within the app as well. This process makes the maintenance and updating process seamless as changes need only be made once.
How does Arctic Edge build apps?
We adhere to strict planning. Our apps start with a Discovery Phase where we go through every single element with our client to ensure that we are on the right track and provide detailed specifications. Next, wireframes and the app prototype is built. We follow this with the development phase and thereafter testing commences alongside our client to ensure satisfaction.
Then we launch!
How do I get my own app?
If you have a concept for an app, get in touch with us and we will guide you through every step to make it a reality.