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Mobile App Design & Development Services

Top UK App Development Company

Create a custom mobile app that captivates, inspires, and – most importantly – performs.

Results-Driven Mobile Solutions

As a top app development agency, we design strategic mobile solutions that generate tangible results for your business. Our app development services combine stunning visuals, solid backend development, and user-driven optimisation to deliver standout digital experiences across all devices – keeping your audience engaged and conversion rates high.

Realise Your Vision

Bring your ideas to life and achieve your business goals with custom app design and development

Enhance User Experience

Boost engagement and customer satisfaction with UX/UI design and outstanding functionality

Grow Your Audience

Reach a wider audience with a cross-platform mobile app that’s compatible across multiple devices

Maximise ROI

Drive business growth with a fully optimised product that’s geared towards maximising your bottom line

Realise Your Vision

Bring your ideas to life and achieve your business goals with custom app design and development

Enhance User Experience

Boost engagement and customer satisfaction with UX/UI design and outstanding functionality

Grow Your Audience

Reach a wider audience with a cross-platform mobile app that’s compatible across multiple devices

Maximise ROI

Drive business growth with a fully optimised product that’s geared towards maximising your bottom line

Experienced App Development Company

Here at GLO, we’ve been developing high-performing mobile applications since before it was considered mainstream. Our extensive experience, expertise, and ability to leverage all device capabilities make our bespoke mobile applications second to none.

Whatever your business and goals, you can rely on our experienced app developers to bring your vision to life with a beautifully designed, feature-packed mobile experience. Combining transformative creative flair with impressive technical know-how, our app designers and developers deliver stylish and innovative applications that ensure endless user value, reinforce your brand, and boost your bottom line.

From ideation to launch, we take pride in creating scalable products that provide unrivalled usability across all devices, helping you reach the widest possible audience and take your business or brand to the next level.

In short, we make app development simple.

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App Development

App Development Strategy

With more mobile users than ever before, your mobile presence has never been more crucial. Our app development team can work with you to devise a comprehensive mobile strategy that’s aligned with your business goals, ensuring you don’t get left behind in the ever-evolving mobile landscape.

UI/UX Design for App Development

A clean, well-thought-out, and beautifully designed user interface, coupled with excellent functionality to ensure a great user experience, is key to creating a successful mobile app. Our experienced app designers balance on-brand visuals with optimum usability to create seamless user journeys that drive engagement and conversions.

iOS App Development

Apple products are renowned for their elegant and intuitive design, and iPhone users expect the same premium quality from their iOS applications. As a leading mobile app development company, we create bespoke iPhone apps that are beautiful to look at, easy to use, and keep your audience coming back for more.

Android App Development

Extend your reach with the most widespread operating system in the world. GLO’s Android app developers are experienced in creating innovative and dynamic applications for Android mobile devices, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to build your brand, engage your audience, and drive business growth.

App Development Strategy

With more mobile users than ever before, your mobile presence has never been more crucial. Our app development team can work with you to devise a comprehensive mobile strategy that’s aligned with your business goals, ensuring you don’t get left behind in the ever-evolving mobile landscape.

UI/UX Design for App Development

A clean, well-thought-out, and beautifully designed user interface, coupled with excellent functionality to ensure a great user experience, is key to creating a successful mobile app. Our experienced app designers balance on-brand visuals with optimum usability to create seamless user journeys that drive engagement and conversions.

iOS App Development

Apple products are renowned for their elegant and intuitive design, and iPhone users expect the same premium quality from their iOS applications. As a leading mobile app development company, we create bespoke iPhone apps that are beautiful to look at, easy to use, and keep your audience coming back for more.

Android App Development

Extend your reach with the most widespread operating system in the world. GLO’s Android app developers are experienced in creating innovative and dynamic applications for Android mobile devices, leveraging cutting-edge technologies to build your brand, engage your audience, and drive business growth.

App Development Process

Unlike some other app development companies, we don’t overcomplicate things. Our app development process is creative, constructive, and focused on your business goals – bringing to light profitable insights and converting these into strategic pathways for success.

01

Discover

Successful mobile app development starts with an in-depth understanding of your business and your vision. During your initial consultation, our app development team will get to know you, your audience, and your offering, as well as any existing barriers to success – allowing us to create an app that’s fully tailored to your goals.

02

Brainstorm

Once we’ve established your objectives and audience characteristics, ideation can begin. With your business goals and users’ needs in mind, we’ll brainstorm ideas and devise a clear strategy for bringing your app to life, ensuring a smooth transition from infancy to completion.

03

Design & Develop

Equipped with a comprehensive mobile strategy, our app designers will get to work, translating even the most complex concepts into UX-driven screen mockups. After you’ve given the design the green light, we’ll merge your app’s UI with solid backend code, turning the visualised design into a fully functioning product.

04

QA & Launch

Before launching your new app, we’ll perform extensive quality assurance (QA) testing to ensure it looks and functions correctly. Once everything is up to scratch, we’ll release your app into the world. Post-launch, we’ll continue to tweak and enhance your app in response to valuable user feedback and data.

05

Support & Grow

We won’t ever leave you in the dark – instead, we’ll go the extra mile to provide ongoing app management and maintenance. This allows you to add new features when needed, ensuring your app keeps up with your business’ growth and the fast-changing digital world in which it lives.

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    App Development Case Studies

    Award-Winning Mobile App Design & Development Services

    We don’t like to boast, but since we’d love to work with you, we thought it worth including our accreditations and awards.

    We’ve been recognised as a top UK digital marketing agency by Clutch – the world’s leading rating platform for digital marketing agencies – and we’re also Google Partners.

    Most recently, we’ve been named Start-Up Business of the Year at the Suffolk Business Awards – but our success as a digital marketing services agency doesn’t end there. We’re also proud members of the EADT’s exclusive Future50 program and FSB Award finalists in their Digital Business of the Year category – with many more accolades to come!

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    Our App Design & Development Services Are Certified

    We don’t just claim to be great digital marketers – we have the accreditations and certifications to prove it! We’re a longstanding Google Partner, triple certified by some of the world’s leading online platforms, and proud Data & Marketing Association (DMA) members, positioning us firmly amongst the world’s top digital marketing specialists.

    Work With GLO

    Committed to Our Clients’ Success

    10,000+
    Leads Generated
    100+
    Clients Helped
    8+
    Awards Winners & Finalists
    70+
    5* Google Reviews
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    Outbound Salespeople
    13+
    Digital Specialists
    1 Goal
    Generate Leads Online

    Trusted Mobile App Development Agency

    Our mobile app development service has helped hundreds of clients like you to meet their business goals. Here’s what they have to say about us:

    John & his team were extremely detailed and professional throughout our time working together. We had very tight deadlines which GLO were able to meet and turned our project around in a matter of weeks.

    Tom Sunderland Motus Truck & Van

    The team at GLO were very thorough right from our very first meeting to discuss the new website build and design. It was very important for us to showcase what we offer and the team have created a great flow on the website that gives a true insight into our offerings here at Orwell Fitness. We are thrilled with the finished product! Thank you GLO!

    Darren Hotten Orwell Fitness

    We worked with GLO to deliver a new website. Their help and guidance have been excellent, especially when we’ve made requests outside of the original brief. They’ve delivered a beautifully designed, well-written and responsive website that meets all our needs. I can always rely on them to quickly respond to any of my queries and I highly recommend them for their digital marketing and SEO expertise.

    Helen Ramnought MediVoice Recruit

    GLO is carrying out all of the SEO work for our business websites. GLO’s knowledge and passion for SEO are second to none and I can highly recommend their services. It’s great to have an agency looking after our SEO who is as passionate about promoting our businesses as we are. Keep up the good work.

    Paul Robinson Greenfuture

    The team at GLO – Generate Leads Online helped me achieve my dream website. GLO allowed me to focus on building my business whilst taking care of the digital marketing side. The result has been an intelligent website which is able to provide insight into my visitors, which will be crucial in deciding on marketing strategies. GLO helped me by creating a plan which allowed me to achieve milestones and budget accordingly. The team at GLO always came in within budget, and always well in advance of our agreed deadlines.

    Martin Bright Fees Free Mortgages

    Their team of web designers and digital marketers didn’t disappoint. They’re professional, friendly and overall great people to deal with. Combining premium imagery with functional navigation and an integrated booking system resulted in the creation of a website truly reflective of our specialisms & quality of German car servicing. GLO has also helped us with our SEO, skyrocketing rankings to 1st place in Google for the majority of our targeted keywords and boosting search impressions & leads significantly.

    Claudio Segameglio Bosch Car Service

    The team at GLO have been such a joy to work with through the whole process of building our Grade A website! Even at the very beginning the team knew exactly what we wanted to create and made the whole process a breath of fresh air. From our onboarding, design stages, market research, SEO and finalisation we were in the loop with it all and given full control of the direction of the build. GLO has done an outstanding job on our website and all our extra marketing and we would highly recommend them.

    The results of our engagement have been brilliant. So far, we’ve achieved 761 leads in total, which is absolutely staggering. Regarding our ROI, we’ve spent around £30,000 and gotten £300,000 worth of business in return. Work with GLO. The leads that they provide contribute to a third of my turnover, and the cost per sale is 12%, which is outstanding — it’s a no-brainer.

    Ron Spence RJ Insulation

    I cannot recommend GLO – Generate Leads Online highly enough for their Google Ads and social media services. I have witnessed firsthand the remarkable impact of their work on our business. We were facing a decline in online lead generation, but since partnering with GLO, we’ve seen a dramatic turnaround. Trusting GLO with our Google Ads and social media management needs was the best decision we could have made. If you’re looking for a digital marketing agency that delivers results and genuinely cares about your success, look no further than GLO – Generate Leads Online.

    Over the moon with the end result! Changing your branding and website design is a big decision, once I had taken the step to move forward I needed the right marketing agency to work with, as well as guidance. The GLO team were spot-on throughout, with good communication and attention to detail. It was worth the wait, we couldn’t be happier with the result.

    Robert Kersey Founder

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        App Development Agency FAQs

        Mobile app development is a relatively broad term, but most often refers to the overall process required to create and launch applications (apps) for either desktop computers, or ‘small wireless computing devices’ like smartphones or tablets. 

        Throughout this process, both ‘front-end’ and ‘back-end’ developers may be involved. The former is typically responsible for elements such as design, aesthetics, content, structure, and behaviour, whilst the latter manages the ‘server side’ of the app, ensuring each component seen in the frontend functions correctly. Both of the above contribute to the overall creation and launch of mobile apps of all types across all industries, from meditation guides to online banking.

        In short, the digital world is becoming more mobile-driven than ever before. With more than 50% of internet users accessing sites via mobile, there’s never been a better time to improve your customers’ user experience, increase loyalty, and reach vast new audiences with a platform optimised specifically for mobile devices.

        Are you interested in building a mobile app for your business but don’t know where to start? GLO are here to help. Our tight-knit team of expert app developers and designers really know their stuff and are always happy to sit down for a free consultation – contact us today to get started.

        Generally speaking, the cost of mobile app development is influenced by a wide range of factors. This includes the developer you choose and the intended use of the app, alongside its level of complexity, meaning costs can vary quite significantly! For this reason, it would be inaccurate even to give an average price point. That said, here at GLO, we love transparency. Our world-class app development service starts at approximately £25,000 for a simple project. Progressive web apps may be available at a lower price point according to requirements. 

        The most expensive apps are often those requiring native development as a result of their complex or unique features – which may include (but aren’t limited to) AI or VR. Though costing at this end of the scale is typically high (with industry averages up to the hundreds of thousands), the end result is most certainly worth it – delivering a hugely enhanced user experience that’s rewarded by increased ROI.

        To establish an exact price point for your GLO app, reach out to GLO’s app development experts for a free, no-obligation consultation and quote today.

        Every great app starts with an idea. You’ll need to develop a vision with direction and purpose, regardless of the development route you’re going to follow, your budget, or your timeline. Of course, once you’ve got the basics down, an app development agency such as GLO will be able to help shape and optimise your initial concepts.

        Beyond this point, the path to launch is up to you. If you’re aiming to build your app yourself, you’ll need to get to grips with no-code development software before creating and deploying it to app stores. Alternatively, an app developer could undertake the following steps for you – kickstarting the process with a discovery meeting, before creating a comprehensive mobile strategy, developing your app, putting it through quality assurance, deploying it to app stores, and maintaining it.

        Are you interested in building a mobile app for your business but don’t know where to start? GLO’s experienced app developers are here to help – simply get in touch to schedule your free consultation.

        Whether or not app development is worth it depends on your business’ unique circumstances and requirements. For those with customer bases with large online (and therefore mobile) usage figures, investing in an app could result in significant returns over an extended period of time.

        With overall usage statistics pointing towards huge digital growth, particularly in the area of handheld devices, our experts recognise that developing a mobile app with a genuine purpose that’s of value to your target audience can be an excellent way to improve reach, customer experience, loyalty, and sales. Though an app is often a significant investment, much like a website, it’ll serve to boost your bottom line in the long run.

        If you’re unsure as to whether or not a mobile app is the right option for you, reach out to our app development team for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll be happy to discuss the potential viability of any concepts you may have in the works.

        Because mobile apps can vary so significantly in terms of functionality, design, complexity, and scale, there’s no single or correct timescale. Whilst a simple app built on a no-code platform with generic functionality may take three months to develop, a highly complex app involving AI or VR may take over nine months. The most time-consuming steps of app development tend to include project research, design proposals and revisions, development itself, and app deployment or ‘launch’ to your selected app stores.

        Beyond the deployment stage, many developers offer ongoing maintenance and support – designed to ensure your app stays up to date, and that any issues or bugs are resolved quickly and effectively.

        The term UI is one you’ll come across often in the world of mobile apps. It refers to the user interface – the graphical and touch-sensitive display found in mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. It may also refer to voice-controlled interfaces. UIs are what allow the user to interact with their device’s features.

        Much of the app development process is spent designing the UI. Good developers aim to ensure that their newly created UI provides the user with the best in-app experience possible.

        Apps can be monetised in a variety of ways. Whether or not you’re looking to monetise your app and how you’d like to do so should be a point of discussion early on in the app conceptualisation process, and ought to be decided before the start of development. Some popular models for monetisation include in-app purchases, subscription payment models, paid apps (wherein the user is required to pay upfront to install the app), advertising, and affiliate marketing.

        Beyond these direct streams of revenue, apps can make money for your business indirectly by serving as a tool for boosting brand awareness, customer loyalty and retention, and for unlocking vast new audiences.

        Looking to develop your own iOS app? Whether or not you’ll personally find it easy depends on your level of experience. Whilst app development tends to be a relatively daunting experience across any platform for those new to the process, there are various programmes available to assist along the way. With these platforms and programmes by your side, alongside time and dedication, you may be able to create a simple app, even with no (or very little) experience. 

        Sometimes, developing an app by hand can simply prove too time-consuming, particularly for business owners with a long list of other responsibilities. This is where app development agencies like GLO come in. If you’d like to create an iOS app but lack the time and expertise needed to do so, reach out to our app development team for a free, no-obligation consultation. 

        In simple terms, an app development agency is a company dedicated to the development of apps on behalf of clients. Typically consisting of a relatively small group of app development professionals, these companies offer a secure service across a broad area of expertise. They can provide a variety of app development solutions including front-end development, back-end development, and comprehensive packages designed to ensure the ongoing success of your product, including ongoing maintenance. 

        App development agencies generally work with any number of clients at one time, but will consult and stay in regular contact with each individual case to ensure a full understanding of business goals and that correct design/development recommendations are made. In most cases, a specific team will be assigned to and focus on your project.

        There are a wide variety of app development agencies to choose between, from small, budget options to global award-winning corporations. This, in addition to numerous other factors such as location, availability, and app complexity/functionality, means prices from agency to agency can vary greatly. 

        The vast majority of app development agencies offer only £POA services as a result of just how different apps can be. For example, whilst a simple app with few integrations and limited creative flair may start at £25,000, highly complex options including AI integration or built for huge user bases may rack up price tags into the hundreds of thousands. That said, all apps should be built with ROI in mind – whether monetary or business-wise e.g. brand awareness.

        Determining the exact cost of app development in the UK is challenging as it depends on various factors such as app complexity, features, platforms and the developer you choose. Understanding the cost is like plotting your course for a successful digital adventure, while incredibly exciting, budget, resources and expectations must be aligned for a smooth development process. Here’s a guide to the different tiers of app development in the UK:

        • Simple Apps: Think of this as the core recipe of your app with essential features and a straightforward interface; it ensures the primary purpose is served. Less experienced developers may charge around the £10,000 mark with more experienced developers charging £20,000 and more. It isn’t packed with advanced features but is a solid foundation and good quality for startups and small businesses.
        • Mid-Range Apps: Now we’re adding more ingredients to the mix. Mid-tier apps bring additional features, functionalities, user interactions and enhanced design elements all of which contribute to a more engaging experience for the user. Offering a balance between affordability and enhanced features, you can expect to pay between £30,000-£50,000.
        • Complex apps: The fine-dining of the app development world. Here you can expect advanced features, custom animations, complex backend systems and integration with third-party services. The quality of development is advanced with a focus on user experience, performance and scalability. Advanced apps can cost anywhere from £50,000 to several hundred thousand pounds.
        • Maintenance and Updates: Imagine your app is a living entity in the digital landscape, it needs care, attention and the occasional upgrade to stay functional and vibrant. This includes removing bugs, fortifying app security, boosting performance and embracing new devices, operating systems and technologies. It’s important to consider these costs from the beginning and how much they are will depend on your app size and complexity. As a general guideline, you can expect to pay 10-20% of the original development cost annually.

        Remember that these are rough estimates for app development in the UK and the actual cost can vary based on specific project requirements. It’s important to discuss your project details with app development agencies to get accurate quotes tailored to your needs and also consider factors like post-app launch and marketing. Whatever your business and goals, our experienced app developers at GLO combine creative flair with technical know-how to deliver the app that’s right for you. The result? Endless user value, reinforced brand image and a boosted bottom line! If you’d like to know more, get in touch with GLO’s app development experts today for a free no-obligation consultation.