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  • 01

    What payment options are available?

    Since we are software development outsourcing experts, we offer a wide range of payment options to cater to our vast clientele. However, our most common include:

    Bank Transfer

    You can make electronic bank transfers, but first, you will be required to sign a service agreement. This payment option is one of the most secure, but you might incur additional transaction costs depending on where you are transacting from

    Online wallets

    Since making direct payments with credit cards is not accepted, online wallets provide a more secure way to transact without fear of fraudulent activities. We accept payments from various online wallets. Contact us for more information.

    Freelance platforms

    As a remote IT software development company, we offer global services of app development, including working on freelancing websites such as Upwork. To ensure seamless transactions, we accept payment from the website. The site boasts escrow support, safeguarding your money, and only releasing funds when customer satisfaction is achieved.

  • 02

    What is the workflow?

    We have a 7-stage software development process. They include:

    Planning: This involves creating an outline of the entire project. What are the client's goals? What are their requirements? What challenges is the client facing and how can the new application address them?

    Analysis: Gathering the specific requirements needed for the new system to function as required. Our experts will also brainstorm innovative ideas for the prototype.

    Design: Our software and web development specialists will come up with the system's outline as well as design the user and system interfaces, databases, and system requirements. They will also draw up everything they need and actions to be taken throughout the development to implementation.

    Development: This is the actual coding stage. Software engineers leverage the appropriate tech stacks to develop a groundbreaking product. We are keen on following project specifications and coding best practices to ensure we come up with an innovative product that gives clients a competitive edge.

    Testing: After development, we test the application for the presence of bugs. We are also keen on the system's functionality and ensuring it provides a satisfactory user experience.

    Implementation: Once the application passes the rigorous testing phase, we integrate it into your existing systems. We will also conduct further tests to ensure it functions optimally in the new environment.

    Maintenance: After deployment, our developers will regularly update the system, ensuring end users have an excellent experience. In case of user complaints, the developers will take the necessary actions to maintain the application's high performance.

  • 03

    What is your expertise? Which type of apps are you experts in?

    We are a software development company well-versed in building native and hybrid mobile and web apps. Our experienced developers are experts in building various applications, including but not limited to:

    Enterprise web apps

    We help businesses streamline internal and external processes with scalable and collaborative web applications that improve productivity and ensure business efficiency.

    Web portals

    We build robust web systems that provide a personalized user experience. Additionally, they offer enhanced consumer engagement, are scalable, and integrate well with existing systems to create an organized workflow.

    Educational apps

    Take advantage of new educational technologies that make learning possible anywhere and at any time. These applications can also be tailored to offer various additional tasks, including monitoring student progress, tracking student attendance, and making school fee payments.

    Supply chain management apps

    We build applications that cater to the entire supply chain operations, helping businesses enhance the visibility of their supply chain, increase execution speeds, monitor supply chain operations, and optimize the business.

    Healthcare apps

    We boast expertise in building mHealth platforms and applications that facilitate faster access to healthcare, easier remote patient monitoring, and increased medication accuracy.

    Customer facing apps

    Our expert developers can build highly competitive customer-facing applications that provide tailored user experience. By providing on-demand customer service, users enjoy maximum convenience giving your business a competitive advantage.

    Lifestyle apps

    We design lifestyle apps that help people stay fit and healthy by tracking food and water consumption, overall body functioning, and workout patterns.

    E-commerce apps

    We help businesses keep up with the ever-changing digital landscape through e-commerce applications posed for the future. With such business solutions at hand, companies can enjoy increased brand recognition, better marketing, enhanced consumer engagement, and higher conversions.

    Progressive web apps

    Our startup software development service includes building progressive web apps that are easy to install, enhance performance, boost advertising campaigns through push notifications, and support cross-platform capabilities.

    Social media apps

    Developing social networking applications is our forte. We can build highly interactive apps for social media that will give your business increased audience reach, direct engagement with your target market, effective SEO, and increased web traffic.

    Game apps

    We create interactive game applications that provide immersive experiences, boost brain power and improve problem-solving abilities.

  • 04

    How fast can you start the project?

    We will discuss the project’s requirements and budget during the initial consultations. Only after we have entered into a contractual agreement will we take the necessary steps to start the project.

    We will then set up a team of expert developers knowledgeable about your preferred tech stacks.

    It is only after you make your first prepayment and you give us the go-ahead that your project commences.

  • 05

    Do you maintain an in-house team of developers, or do they work remotely as subcontractors?

    We have a large in-house team of experts readily available to work on projects of varying complexities and swiftly handle any changes that may arise.

    Additionally, we outsource software engineering and can quickly round up a remote team of developers to build your project.

    Having vast experience in the custom software outsourcing industry strategically positions us to access a wide talent pool, helping us deliver qualified professionals that can work on projects of varying complexities.

  • 06

    How do you organize the development process, and what are the stages of project development?

    We organize our development processes meticulously to ensure we deliver superior quality services. Our development processes include:

    Planning

    Define project goals

    Conceptualization

    Clarifying project intentions

    Prototyping

    Developing user interface

    Detailed elaboration of different app functionalities

    Defining software tools needed in future

    Tracking and analytics

    Set up metrics that measure the quality of code

    Put performance metrics in place to ensure an efficient workflow

    Project approval

    Take another look at the project requirements

    Budget approval and contract signing

    Design

    Design the project’s architecture

    UI design review

    Schedule project timelines and milestones

    Provide templates, logos, and screen design suggestions

    Development

    Actual coding

    Leveraging Source Code Management application for purposes of tracking code

    Ensuring app development aligns with the project requirements

    Testing

    Automated security testing

    Quality assurance checks

    Performance checks to verify the app’s functionality

    Deployment

    We make the application available to the user or integrate it into the client’s existing systems- whichever is ideal.

    Provide app maintenance and support to ensure optimal functionality

    We maintain high levels of security throughout the development process. Some of the measures we take include:

    Undertaking threat modeling during the design phase

    Using security testing applications to thoroughly analyze code for bugs and threats

    Performing extensive penetration, fuzz, and Interactive Application Security testing

  • 07

    What software development methodologies do you use? Are you familiar with Agile methodology?

    We rely on four software development methodologies to ensure flexibility and cater to a large consumer base. The first one is:

    Agile methodology:

    This iterative software development process focuses on incrementally building high-performing applications and not just delivering the final product. We are familiar with it, and it is, in fact, our go-to development methodology.

    This development method has gained traction over the last couple of years since it focuses on the user and business value. It's an approach that minimizes the risk of bugs and escalating development costs. Also, since the project is built and reviewed in phases, developers can quickly point out mismatches, significantly improving the product's quality.

    The other 3 methodologies we use are:

    DevOps deployment methodology:

    This is a methodology that merges development and IT operations. It focuses on team spirit, allowing team members to work together. As a result, you will realize better team efficiencies, seamless workflows throughout the development cycle, and a faster time to market.

    However, we only apply this methodology to projects whole systems, and applications need regular updates.

    Waterfall methodology:

    In this methodology, all stages are undertaken in sequence. Meaning, that unless one phase is complete, the project cannot move on to the next stage.

    The rigid nature of the methodology and the strict controls may slow down the entire development process. As such, it is an ideal fit for companies with precise project requirements from the get-go and those with a strict budget.

    Rapid application methodology:

    As the name suggests, this is a fast approach that mainly focuses on the application's development stages and puts little emphasis on comprehensive planning. This methodology is designed for projects that need to be built within a very short duration, and the client doesn't have any specific requirements.

    It is also the go-to methodology if the developers determine that the project has a significantly low technical risk and the end user will be involved in the development processes all through.

    Note that the Scimus team is keen on mostly adopting Agile mobile app design and development. We only use the other methodologies if they would be a perfect fit for the project or if the client specifically instructs us to do so.

  • 08

    How do you perform Quality Assurance? What tools do you use to test mobile and web apps?

    One of the software development life cycle stages is dedicated to testing. Even then, our developers will conduct tests within each development phase to ensure excellent app development for startups and established businesses.

    To ensure we deliver high-quality products, our quality assurance services not only check for bugs but also validate base requirements.

    So, how do we do it?

    We first create a comprehensive test plan that is in line with the project’s requirements.

    Then, we develop manual and automated test scenarios

    Lastly, we conduct unit, operational, and functional tests to ascertain that the application operates as expected and meets the client’s requirements.

    Integration, regression, stress, and usability tests are other automated QA testing protocols we conduct before deployment.

    Some of the testing tools we use include:

    Selenium

    UFT/QTP

    Katalon Studio

    Appium

    Silk Test

    Eggplant

    Watir

    Ranorex

    SoapUI

    TestComplete and many more

  • 09

    What programming languages are you experts in?

    We are an all-rounded software engineering team, well-versed in a host of programming languages. They include:

    Javascript: As a full-stack language, we leverage Javascript for front-end and back-end web development. Our Android app programmers use it to build mobile applications using React Native framework.

    React Native: We primarily use this language to build fast-loading, slick, and responsive mobile applications.

    C: This programming language is best for game development, building OS-ek and its tools, as well as developing advanced graphics.

    C++: Due to its high scalability, efficiency, and ability to offer developers much control of the project’s execution, we use C++ to develop mobile applications, games, software, and web and desktop applications.

    CSS: We use this language in web development to style the page’s structure and layout, control flash animations as well as provide end-user and server-side support.

    HTML: We leverage HTML in web design to create the overall website structure. By particularly adopting HTML5, we have taken iOS app development service to another level.

    PHP: Another popular coding language we use for WordPress, and back-end web development. We have also used it to build entire e-commerce selling platforms that feature highly functionalities.

    SQL: Another popular language that our web developers for startups use for database management.