Olive Technology has extensive experience with native, hybrid and web based mobile app development.

We work closely with our clients to determine the best solution for the goal they have in mind. Olive Technology can engineer native apps that take advantage of the latest features of a particular platform. We can also save you time and money when building cross-platform applications by taking a versatile and cost effective approach, utilizing hybrid mobile app development techniques that leverage the best features of native implementation with the standardization and  rapid development that comes from mobile web standards. Additionally, we can implement your web projects such that they are beautiful and elegant when visited through both mobile and desktop browsers.

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More than 55% of internet usage starts on mobile. Increasingly, your customers start their engagement with you on their smartphone or tablet. Will they find you?

A potential customer’s first experience of your brand is as close as a mobile phone. How will your customers experience your brand for the first time?
 – Joseph Vijayam, CEO

Mobile App Development iOS

Apple iOS

June 29, 2007. Apple introduces the first iPhone. We quickly forget that we haven’t always had smart phones because it’s hard to imagine a world where the world isn’t available to you by simply reaching into your pockets. Apple didn’t invent the category, but they revolutionized how people interacted with their phones and how developers reached their audience. Olive Technology resonates with the “think different” culture of the Apple community and our developers have been “thinking different” about how to deliver iOS products for years now. Whether you are looking for deeply backwards compatible Objective-C mobile app development, or you are looking to revolutionize the world with the latest app phenomena written in Swift, we can build a team around your dream, vision and mission.

Mobile App Development Android

Google Android

Android phones make up the majority of smart phones in the world. There’s no way around it, if you don’t start your mobile app development with Android, at some point you’ll need to port to Android. But it isn’t always as easy as that. Android is supported by an expansive diversity of phone and tablet manufacturers. They all have their own strengths and limitations. They each support a large range of Android versions. This is what the industry calls fragmentation. Olive Technology has an extensive history of dealing with these issues allowing your app to fully take advantage of Android’s strengths. Whether you’re developing the next disruptive technology or trying to streamline internal enterprise processes, Olive Technology has the real world experience that will help you succeed.

Mobile App Development Windows

Windows Mobile Phone

Windows Phone. What? Yes, it’s true: Microsoft still makes phones. Microsoft has had a rocky past with the mobile market, and it seems like all is lost when you observe the current market dominance of Android and Apple. The reality is, however, that Microsoft has been slowly and strategically working to regain a place in the mobile marketplace. This includes the successful purchase of Nokia’s mobile phone division. That’s right, Microsoft owns mobile juggernaut Nokia. What this means for your company is yet to be seen, but it’s clear that Microsoft can’t be written off just yet. In fact, market researches at Gartner are predicting that Windows Mobile will have 10% market share by 2018. That’s millions of devices, some of which will be owned by your customers. Additionally, Microsoft continues its marketing push for the Surface tablet, which has led to year over year market share gains while Android and Apple have been struggling to maintain their momentum.  At Olive Technology, we work hard on making sure we’re able to offer you the right solutions for your business needs. That means we start to invest early in emerging technologies so that you can be ready to take on the future. We have extensive experience in mobile app development and as a Microsoft Certified Partner, we have the expertise we need to help you succeed should your business plan stand in the nexus of Microsoft’s rise from the mobile grave.

Mobile App Development Phonegap

Hybrid Mobile Applications

Modern smart phones and tablets run a diversity of operating systems like Google Android, Apple iOS, Microsoft Phone, and Blackberry. Android developers use Java. Apple iOS developers use Objective-C and Swift. Microsoft Phone developers use Microsoft’s .NET framework and C#. These are three distinct areas of engineering expertise, which means your software engineering costs nearly triple if you want to support all three major platforms. If you want to support an even broader audience (Blackberry, Symbian, etc.), then your costs increase even further.  This is why many companies test the waters with one platform first. They may release an app to the Apple App Store and test market adoption. If things work out, they start to get complaints from Android users, so they feverishly start their Android mobile app development process. All the while, their competitors start to capitalize on their absence from one of the markets. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Hybrid Mobile Applications (HMA) utilize modern standards like EcmaScript (Javascript), HTML5 and CSS3. These are the technologies behind the modern web. An HMA uses these technologies to form a common development framework across all major phone and tablet platforms. Each platform has bindings that allow the common framework to interact with the native elements of the device. So, for example, the camera, the various sensors, and the GPS may all be available to the HMA in the same way that they’re available to the native application. Sure, there may need to be some custom native code written to take advantage of Apple’s latest whatever, or Androids newest whatchamacallit. But the native parts of the codebase are reduced to the essentials and the majority of the code ends up being common across all the platforms.

Your customers still experience all the benefits of a native application. They still go to the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store, or the Windows Phone Store. They still have the experience of downloading the app, staring at the icon, and getting push notifications. The only real difference is that your development costs are now a fraction of what they might have been otherwise had you developed three purely native apps. So why aren’t all apps developed this way? Part of it is that the technologies to actually achieve this vision are only now becoming available. Another reasons is that HMAs make sense for many apps, but if your app concept relies deeply on graphics (mobile gaming) or deep integration with features that are unique to a single platform, then an HMA approach may not be the right fit.

At Olive Technology, we’re constantly pushing ourselves beyond what’s comfortable for us to make sure we’re able to innovate for you.

Mobile App Development Mobile Web

Mobile Web

Your potential customer is at the coffee shop. He hears about your company for the first time. He flips his phone over, pulls up a browser, searches for your company name and loads your website. What does he find… a modern, elegant design that looks right on his massive iPhone 6+?  His wife looks up the company at the same time on her Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet. What does she find? What about their friend visiting from overseas. When he looks up the same site on his flip phone, is he confronted with the same elegant brand? If you’re not confident about these common scenarios, then you shouldn’t feel confident that your brand is being properly experienced.

Every time someone hears about your brand for the first time, they have an opportunity to reach into their pocket for their first encounter with you. This isn’t the future. It’s been the reality of the modern mobile web for a while now. In fact, for the first time in 2014, more people were accessing the internet on the mobile devices than on their desktops.

Your digital marketing strategy must include the mobile web. At Olive Technology, we specialize in designing beautiful, elegant, functional mobile responsive websites that look just as good on a mobile phone as they do on a 30″ 4k monitor. We use the latest internet standards to deliver your content on any size screen across any platform using any modern web browser, mobile or otherwise.