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A Mobile App Development Company for Your Critical Mobile Applications

In a mobile-first business environment, your mobile app must engage and delight your customers, employees, or partners while also achieving the rigorous performance and security standards required by your business. For most organizations, mobile apps have become crucial drivers of business value, from enabling employees and partners to work from anywhere, to delivering new ways to interact with and control IoT devices, to building deeper relationships with customers through eCommerce and customer experience strategies, to speeding digital transformation initiatives.

Our Practice Leads
Kyle Balogh

Kyle Balogh

Mobile Practice Lead

Paula Chavarria

Paula Chavarria

Mobile Practice Lead

If you need to outsource a complex enterprise mobile app build or upgrade an existing mobile app, you need a proven mobile app development company you can trust. A partner who can tackle the complex, enterprise-grade challenges for mobile apps. A partner with deep expertise in the mobile technologies and tool sets required to integrate your mobile app securely with your existing enterprise data and technology ecosystem, whether your app runs on Android, iOS, or multiple mobile platforms. A partner who can balance the demanding expectations of mobile users with the rigors of business requirements. A partner with expertise in lean and Agile development, and DevOps, so you can iterate and deliver fast. You need a trusted mobile app development company that can deliver continuous value like Gorilla Logic.

Check out how we create mobile app success for our clients

  • Built a shopper-friendly e-commerce mobile app that made it easier to shop and engage in a customer loyalty program – Read the Case Study

  • Developed and implemented an advanced media playback solution for a global television network

  • Developed an intuitive IoT-driven mobile app to control commercial and residential thermostats for Pro1– Read the Case Study

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We build award-winning mobile apps

As a leading mobile app development company, we meld mobile app development, design best practices, and industry expertise to create forward-thinking apps for a variety of industry-leading brands. From consumer-facing to enterprise mobile applications, our Gorillas have created secure, robust, scalable mobile apps that get noticed:

  • Millions of downloads from multiple platforms

  • 5-star ratings

  • Apple Editor’s Choice Award

  • Clutch-rated Top Mobile Developer

Go end-to-end with our mobile app development services

From start to finish, our expert Gorilla developers work with you to create mobile apps that are scalable, functional, fully-tested, and future-proofed. We team with your Product Owners and product teams to design, build, test, and deliver world-class mobile app solutions for our industry-leading clients. Using our pragmatic Agile approach and a deeply rooted DevOps mindset, we focus on:

  • Iterative mobile app development, so you can see results faster

  • Continuous integration, so you start to get feedback quickly

  • Openness to change, so you can flex and respond to evolving enterprise requirements without jeopardizing your schedule

As a mobile app development company that partners with industry-leading clients on their most complex mobile app builds, you can be confident that you’ll get continuous value delivery every step of the way. And if your app is a component of a larger-scale initiative, you can tap into our full-stack enterprise software development expertise.

Gorilla Mobile

Let’s build a long-term relationship

At Gorilla Logic, we don’t just build mobile app solutions, we build long-term relationships with our clients. We know from experience that the best results come from investing time to get to know you, your business, and your unique requirements. We purpose-build a high-performing mobile app development team just for you, a team that partners seamlessly with you and feels like an extension of your own in-house team.

When we focus on building relationships as much as we focus on building the mobile app, the results are clear: secure, robust, world-class mobile app solutions that will stand the test of time. Our approach works so well that 90% of our clients chose us as their trusted mobile app development company for an initial project and then continue to work with us over time.

Trust our security-first approach to mobile app development

We build security into everything we do, and we’re proud to be an ISO 27001 compliant software development partner. Using our pragmatic Agile methodology, we address all security issues throughout the mobile application development process, making sure you can:

  • Protect the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of your enterprise data.

  • Improve how your mobile app achieves compliance with commercial, contractual, and legal requirements, including with HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and others.

  • Reduce cyber threat risks and the fines, business disruptions, and loss of reputation that can result.

  • Achieve greater resilience to cyber-attacks today and as they continue to evolve.

Our security-first approach means we start by identifying and mitigating security vulnerabilities early in the process. We continue to assess and evaluate vulnerabilities throughout the process. And we do this while maintaining project timelines so that we deliver your secure, compliant mobile app on time. Learn more about the Security Practice ›

Improve engagement with UI/UX services for mobile apps

Mobile app users are demanding and increasingly sophisticated. Mobile users will delete an app because they don’t like how it looks, how it works, how long it takes to do things with it, or how much space it takes up on their device. Engaging users so they continue using your mobile app means that excellent UI/UX is essential, and there’s ample research that points to the significant return on investment of UI/UX.

Our mobile app UI/UX designers bring their user-centric design expertise and best practices into the build from the start—and are fully integrated into the Agile sprint cycle. This close alignment with the product development process bridges the gaps between mobile app design, engineering, and product teams. Building empathy and understanding through product stories, journey maps, personas, and storyboards, our designers create and maintain design systems for mobile apps that scale, ensure consistency, and improve quality.

You can be confident that when you build a mobile app with our Gorilla team, your users will be engaged and delighted, whether they’re employees, partners, or customers. Learn more about the UI/UX practice ›

Deliver value continuously with Agile mobile app development services

Our lightweight, pragmatic Agile approach means your Gorilla development team collaborates daily, delivers incrementally, tests constantly, and is always working on improving. This approach results in a viable mobile app solution more quickly than traditional models. As a mobile app development company, we focus on the full product lifecycle, from product roadmapping to user story mapping, making sure you deliver value as early and often as possible. Learn more about the Agile practice ›

Scale your mobile app development team with nearshoring

With complex mobile app builds, outsourcing to a mobile app development company can prove challenging. It can be hard to communicate and collaborate with offshored teams that don’t work within your business day and lack English fluency. Outsourcing in Latin America, often referred to as nearshoring, offers the ideal combination of location, language, culture, and education you need to support your enterprise mobile app development.

Based in our nearshore development hubs in the U.S., Costa Rica, and Colombia, our Gorilla developers work in the same or adjacent time zones, are English fluent, and culturally aligned with your organization. Our nearshoring approach means you get more value from your budget, achieve continuous value delivery, and realize amazing results for your most strategic mobile apps. Learn more about our nearshore development services >

Some of the mobile app tools and technologies we work with include:

Mobile app programming languages

Java: Introduced by Sun Microsystems in 1995, Java is a class-based, object-oriented programming language designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.

Kotlin: Loved by Android developers for many reasons including its conciseness, Kotlin is a cross-platform, statically typed, general-purpose programming language with type inference designed to interoperate fully with Java.

Objective-C: Developed in early 1980s, Objective-C is an object-oriented, general purpose language. Swift was designed to replace Objective-C, but many organizations maintain legacy apps that were written in Objective-C.

Swift: Developed by Apple in 2014 and built for performance and safety, Swift is an open-source, compiled programming language for iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and Linux applications.

Mobile app development frameworks

ARKit: Introduced by Apple, ARKit is a framework used to build augmented-reality (AR) iOS apps.

Cordova: Apache Cordova is an open-source mobile development framework that uses standard web technologies like CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript, to build cross-platform mobile apps.

CoreML: CoreML is a framework introduced by Apple and used to implement machine learning in iOS apps with just a few lines of code.

Firebase (Analytics, Distribution, Crashlytics, etc.): A mobile platform developed by Google used to build mobile and web-based apps.

React Native: React Native is a JavaScript-based mobile app framework, created by Facebook, used to create natively-rendered mobile apps for iOS and Android using the same codebase.

SwiftUI: A framework with one set of tools and APIs used to build user interfaces across all Apple platforms using the Swift language.

Xamarin: Built by Microsoft and based on the Microsoft technology stack, Xamarin is an open-source mobile app platform used to develop modern, performant iOS and Android apps using C# and .NET.

Mobile operating systems

Android: The open-source, Linux-based mobile OS created and developed by Google.

iOS: The mobile operating system (OS) created and developed by Apple for its mobile devices.

iPad OS: The mobile OS created and developed by Apple for its iPad devices.

tvOS: The mobile OS created and developed by Apple for its Apple TV devices.

watchOS: The mobile OS created and developed by Apple for its Apple Watch devices.

Mobile app UI toolkits

Flutter: An open-source mobile software development toolkit from Google used to build native-looking Android and iOS applications from the same code base.

Ionic: An open-source mobile user interface (UI) toolkit for building cross-platform native and web app experiences.

Other mobile tools and technologies

Airship: A platform for managing customer experience across multiple platforms.

Google Home: Google Home, as well as Nest Mini and Home Max, are WiFi-enabled speaker devices from Google that work with Google Voice to give users voice-activated control over entertainment options and everyday tasks.

iBeacon: Developed by Apple, the iBeacon protocol enables Bluetooth-enabled devices such as iPhones, iPads and more, to perform actions when in physical proximity to an iBeacon-enabled hardware transmitter.

Jetpack: A mobile theme for WordPress optimized for the small screens of mobile devices and the fast page load times users expect

Mobile app test automation tools/frameworks

Appium: An open-source tool used to automate testing of native, mobile web, and hybrid applications on iOS mobile, Android mobile, and Windows desktop platforms.

XCTest: A testing framework from Apple used to write basic unit tests, performance tests, and some level of UI tests for iOS apps.

TestFlight: Provides a one-stop solution for managing beta testing of iOS apps, with tools for tracking crashes, collecting feedback feedback, more.

Other mobile tools and technologies

App Store Connect: A suite of tools for managing apps sold on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and iMessage.

Google Play Console: A web-based interface to manage Android apps on the Google Play store.

Databases and data technology common in mobile app development

Gimbal: Provides a location management platform for app developers that enables you to understand and leverage the real-world macro and micro-location behavior of end users.

Adobe Analytics: Delivers mobile web and app analytics so product teams can optimize the mobile user experience.

Choose the best approach for your mobile app development: native, hybrid, cross-platform, or progressive

Native, hybrid, cross-platform, or even progressive web apps: which is the best approach for your enterprise mobile app? The answer will depend on your unique requirements.

We’ve worked closely with many industry-leading companies who have chosen us as their mobile app development company. Our Gorilla developers have built hundreds of mobile apps for a wide range of industry-leading businesses and use cases. They have proven skills in building world-class mobile apps in whatever approach works best for you:

  • Native mobile apps for Android, iOS, and more;

  • Hybrid mobile apps that combine native and web-based approaches

  • Cross-platform mobile apps that allow you to build once and use on multiple platforms

  • Progressive web apps (PWAs) that let you build websites that look and feel like mobile apps

You can trust our enterprise mobile app experts to assess your unique end user, business, and technology needs, and then guide you to a scalable mobile development approach that will support your business today as it continues to grow and evolve.

Regardless of which approach you adopt, we work closely with you to create flexible, scalable mobile apps that are customized to your users’ needs and your business requirements.

Mobile app development approaches: what’s the best choice?

Native mobile app development

Builds an app to be used exclusively in a single platform, such as iOS or Android.

Pros:

  • You can take advantage of all the target platform’s features and capabilities.

  • May result in increased performance.

Cons:

  • If you need to support multiple devices, you will have to build and maintain multiple code bases. This can be costly and time-consuming.

  • Introduces complexity to managing your software development lifecycle.

Hybrid mobile app development

Blends native app and web development. Code written with web development languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is embedded into a native app using plugins like Apache Cordova or Ionic Capacitor to access the platform’s native features.

Pros:

  • Enables a write-once and use on many platforms approach

Cons:

  • Can be challenging to achieve the high level of user experience that might be required.

Cross-platform mobile app development

Builds one code base that can be used across multiple devices using a mobile app development framework.

Pros:

  • Easier to build robust, custom mobile apps that feel like native apps

  • Building a single code base means app is secure, stable and easier to maintain

Cons:

  • May limit access to individual platform functions and features.

Builds a web site using web technologies that run in a web browser, with the resulting web site feeling and acting like a mobile app.

Pros:

  • Builds a web site using web technologies that run in a web browser, with the resulting web site feeling and acting like a mobile app.

  • Simplified deployment and maintenance.

Cons:

  • May limit access to individual platform functions and features.

Let’s talk about how your mobile app can make you unstoppable

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