Potado leads a Google-Certified team of award-winning Android app developers and designers in Singapore. Our team works with Singapore startups and enterprises to develop Android applications that scale. We believe in working closely with our clients in a transparent and open environment. Our experienced team will offer any suggestions on design and technology solutions during the app development process, but the final decision will always be with you.
A typical Potado team consists of a product manager, UI/UX designers, and of course, the Android app developers who make your ideas come to life. The product manager is the team leader who makes works with the designers and developers and you, the client to make sure everything is coming together nicely and that our Singapore Android app developers are working to meet our milestones on time.
Android is the trendy mobile operating System in Singapore. Just 2 years it was at about 50% of the mobile OS market share in Singapore, but now it's grown to 75%, that means 3/4 of the population in Singapore use Android devices. If you are looking to develop a mobile application for your startup or business then Android is definitely the most important platform to target. One of the reasons for Android's growth in popularity in Singapore is how Android isn't tied to a single brand manufacturer. Android is simply the software and hardware companies such as Samsung, OnePlus, Asus, Xiaomi, and Huawei build the actual mobile devices. Google also builds their own Pixel phones that run Android software. Because of the large variety of brands, this creates intense competition to create the best devices with latest features. These Android devices are often pushing out new features before Apple does with their iPhones.
So for a young population, technological innovation is exciting and Singaporeans want to have the latest features as soon as they are released. This is what makes Singapore, one the best markets to release an Android application!
Native Android applications are developed in Android Studio with Java or Kotlin, but Kotlin is preferred for newer projects. These applications are best suited for apps that rely heavily on hardware features such as the phone camera. Android apps run on a variety of platforms. We develop Android apps for mobile phones and tablets, but also Wear OS for wearable devices, Android Auto for cars, Android TV for smart televisions, and Chrome OS.
If you want to develop an Android app for a business service that doesn't require access to hardware features, or wearable devices, it's going to be much better to develop the app using cross-platform technology such as React Native. Think of an app like Agoda - the Singapore based hotel booking company. It's a marketplace application that links hotels to consumers. An app like this can be developed natively, but it would be a waste of resources as cross-platform would be more optimal since there is no need to access device hardware to book a hotel.
Sure you can develop your application natively with Android and it will work well, but you will also need to then develop an iOS application. Developing 2 different apps can be costly for startups and large enterprises as you need to work with 2 separate projects. That's why our we often suggest that our clients develop their app with React Native over native Android development, unless it is absolutely necessary as the performance is great and the project is more cost effective and and easier to scale.
Having a well structured process is the foundation of a successful Android app development project so we have taken the time to test and refine our process. This ensures that the project is finished in a shorter timeframe while maintaining quality and also transparency between us and our Singapore clients. We know the importance of good communication and we make sure our clients are as involved in the project as they want to be. For non technical clients we explain technical things in a high level way that is easy to understand. So let's dive into the app development process.
Defining the scope of a project is the most important part of laying a strong foundation. This is where we discuss exactly what we want the Android app to do, how we will achieve it, and offer our clients suggestions regarding user experience, technologies we will use and also monetization strategies. We will then document it all in a specification sheet so both parties can sign on on the project to make sure we are on the same page about everything.
Now we will work with the specifications to draw up wireframes (rough sketches) and plan the app/database structure. We work closely with our clients, offering suggestions and accepting feedback until we have a well defined plan.
Having a modern, clean and simple user interface is important if you want people to come back and use your app again. So here will will draw up designs and iterate until we have something that our clients are happy with representing their brand.
This is where the fun starts. Our developers will now take all of the blueprints and put them together to have a functional app. We allow our clients to follow and use the app with us during the development process.
Once we have completed the development we will use the app with our clients and make sure we test all functionality and that there are no bugs. We want your users to have a great first experience with your app and having a well polished product shows them that you are serious about your brand.
We will then help you prepare the app for the Google Play Store listing, and send the app off for review. This includes creating the graphics required on the listing pages. We can also assist with any domain or email configurations you might need help with before launch.
Once your app is live and you are busy growing your business, marketing and establishing partnerships we work with you to maintain the apps and fix any issues that may arise in the future. Once you grow your user base, improving and building out additional features will definitely be on your list, and we are here to help.
If you need to build an application that needs to handle millions of daily users, or you want to build an app that solves a unique problem for people, and want to work with a top Android app developer in Singapore to build you a well polished app, you have come to the right place. Our team has built Android apps that have been featured on the Google Play Store. Here is what a few of our clients had to say about us:
"I decided to develop a mobile application to test out a concept I had for a startup in Singapore. I am an iPhone owner so I developed the application just for iOS. After a few weeks of testing I had some good feedback from users, and decided it was worth the investment to develop an Android app, so I reached out to Potado and tasked them with building an Android application as an exact clone of of the current app I had. I had never owned an Android device, but they advised me that for Android there should be some design changes that matched the platform, but the branding and color theme should be the same. They develop an Android app that looked and functions just as the iOS version, but with some optimizations that suited Android and I was very happy with the result."
"We own an ice-cream shop chain in Singapore, and we were expanding out business and wanted to digitize out operations. We reached out to Potado and decided that setting up Android tablet devices as kiosks would be the best solution for us. Potado developed us an Android application that let's our staff manage customer orders as well as manage our stock. This helped us simplify our staff duties as well as optimize our stock by storing and analyzing the data, leading to an increase in our overall profits."