About App Design Aberdeen

We are the app production division of Deepbluemedia providing app development for all major mobile Operating Systems. Deepblue has three other main divisions.

3D Aberdeen

3D Aberdeen is the 3D showcase website of Deepbluemedia’s 3D division. We specialise in 3D video and imaging solutions, in particular for the Oil/Gas, Medical and Construction sectors.

Deepbluemedia

Deepbluemedia is a collective of our three main divisions. The company specialises in the provision of multimedia, graphic, print, 3D, web and app solutions for business.

Web Design Aberdeen

Web Design Aberdeen is the specialist web division of Deepblue and provides fully responsive CMS and e-com online solutions for companies around the globe.

Web Marketing Aberdeen

Also proudly presenting Deepblue's new Web Marketing Division specialising in Search Engine Optimisation, Fully Managed Websites and Copywriting

  • We've been a little quiet of late but for good reason. Big things are afoot. Details here soon ;).

    deepbluemedia.co.uk about 570 days ago
  • New video by 3DAberdeen - part of a marketing campaign for Nation 1 (partnered with Microsoft, Nokia, Intel) - https://t.co/i5U3qTkaRI

    deepbluemedia.co.uk about 819 days ago
  • Deepblue's new Project and Client Management System is now live - http://t.co/QZwlgUeX6I. Existing clients to receive access details soon.

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  • Did someone say the 3D Aberdeen site was in need of a rebrand? Must have. This explains a very sober weekend - http://t.co/mtqTgUa9QG

    deepbluemedia.co.uk about 888 days ago
  • Sorry, what's that you say? Does Deepblue make apps? Hmm - we've only gone and made a site about that very subject - http://t.co/K7KWCQyAE1

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App Development Key Facts

Confused by all this mobile jibber-jabber? Allow us to shed some light . . .

The mere mobile phone has come a very long way in a very short time.  Long gone are the days when mobile phones were just devices to make phone calls and send the occasional text. Now they are handheld computers with the processing power to send emails, play games, watch streaming video and live broadcasts and even make video calls. More commonly these modern-day powerhouses are known as ‘smartphones’.

Just like computers, modern smartphones rely on Operating Systems – Operating Systems that have introduced advanced functions to mobile phones that were previously only available on much larger, desk-based computers.

Functionality is one of the key selling points of smartphones. Most users already have their own preference from the major Operating Systems – based normally on usability, key functions and of course the availability of apps. With more than 400 million smartphones sold worldwide, it’s commonly the Operating Systems that dictates the choice of phone for most users. The OS defines what functions a phone can carry out and also how it manages its memory.

Apps differ from mobile-optimised websites because they are platform-specific software applications which run natively on the phone and rely on its processing power. Apps run using native code and can operate offline whereas mobile sites need a web connection. Apps rely on the phone’s Operating System to give higher performance and can be launched in a single step. Apps typically offer far greater functionality and complexity than can be offered by simple mobile-optimised websites. Furthermore, apps put your brand directly in front of your clients – typically right on their home screen, accessible just by clicking an icon.

So the key question is – do you really need an app or just a mobile-optimised website? That’s where we come in. As part of Deepbluemedia, we offer both and can advise you which is right for you. Better still, because we produce both, we can give you genuine, honest advice as to which is right for you. We have never mis-sold our products and will give you a free and accurate appraisal as to your needs.

Android

Android OS is owned and produced by Google, powered by the Linux kernel. It is currently the world’s most popular phone OS vastly outselling all its rivals. Android’s exponential growth is primarily due to Google making it an open-source Operating System, meaning there are no restrictions over its use. This has resulted in a huge take-up by phone manufacturers (Samsung being the greatest proponent). It is a highly versatile, extremely powerful Operating System which offers superior multi-tasking and efficient use of processing power.

iOS

Apple iOS is a multi-touch, multi-tasking Operating System which runs Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. iOS is owned entirely by Apple and only runs on Apple products – which, some would say, has severely limited its market penetration. However, speak to an iPhone user and its unlikely you will ever hear any complaints. Once Apple, you tend to stay Apple. And it would be hard to imagine the release of upgrades to any other Operating System causing so much hype.

Windows

Microsoft redesigned and released its latest version of the Windows platform for mobiles in late 2010. Windows OS came rather late to the mobile party and it could be argued it’s largely missed the boat already. The OS had a considerable overhaul, redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up with a greater emphasis on the user experience. It is recognisable by its tile-based interface – dubbed Metro. Windows Phone is a powerful OS but it may yet prove its release came too late. However, a partnership with Nokia might yet redress that.

Others

Other Operating Systems include Blackberry, Symbian, Ubuntu, Firefox and Tizen (amongst others). Ever heard of them? Possibly not. With the ubiquitous rise and rise of the ‘main two’, it’s hard to imagine any of these other OS’ will ever near the penetration of those above. In fact, rumours abound of Blackberry’s imminent demise – while Symbian (Nokia’s OS) has been ditched by the manufacturer on its flagship products in favour of Windows OS. Nokia now runs Symbian on its lower end handsets – again, rather marking the demise of yet another pretender to the OS throne.

For the past five years, we have watched mobile growth disrupt every industry, in every country, and continue to break its own records year after year. 2013 posted 115% year-over-year growth.

App industry commentary site - Flurry

APP DESIGN ABERDEEN

APP DESIGN ABERDEEN – PROVIDERS OF PROFESSIONAL COMMERCIAL APP SOLUTIONS

Mobile usage stats

Firmly on the Apple iOS bandwagon? Think everyone uses Apple? Think again. Global mobile usage stats make for interesting reading. If you want real market penetration, Android and iOS really are the main contenders.

80

Android percentage users

14

 Apple iOS percentage users

3

 Windows percentage users

3

 Other percentage users

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Deepblue has been designing and deploying websites and apps for over ten years. This unrivalled wealth of experience has allowed us to streamline our service, simplifying and demystifying even the most complex projects.

Consultation

We take time to learn about your company, your market and your eventual goals from the development.

Development

Where the magic happens. A dedicated team of developers holes up in the lab for a few weeks producing your project.

Deployment

After rigorous testing, we send your production live to your clients. Time to sit back and accept the plaudits.

Our Work

Details of our most recent projects are featured below.

Agrovista

Agrovista

  • Type: App
  • OS: Android / iOS

Agrovista has been established for more than 60 years as the leading supplier of agronomy advice and crop protection products offering quality advice within the agriculture and agronomy marketplace.

Agrovista commissioned Deepbluemedia to produce an interactive app which gives comprehensive advice to its clients – including embedded crop calculation algorithms, news updates, store locator and full company contact details. The app was produced in both iOS and Android formats and, due to overwhelming success, version 2 is already in production.

Download the iOS app here Download the Android app here
CSL

CSL

  • Type: App
  • OS: Android / iOS

CSL is a subsea oil and gas company with offices around the world that specialises in inproving an organisation’s performance and competitive advantage through more effective and efficient project management and control.

CSL commissioned Deepbluemedia to produce an interactive vacancies app advertising various positions within the company to a global audience. The app was produced in both iOS and Android formats and featured a jobs notification system to alert users to new vacancies.

 

Kincardine and Mearns

Kincardine and Mearns

  • Type: App
  • OS: Android

Kincardine and Mearns commissioned us for the production of a new app for children in the area to find out about various events, clubs and activities in the area.  The app is fully CMS-driven allowing new posts to be added and easily disseminated to children in the community.

Harris Caprock

Harris Caprock

  • Type: App
  • OS: Android

Harris Caprock commissioned us for the production of a new app to advise clients of the availability of their service availability around the world.

The app is currently in production and will be released soon.


As part of Deepbluemedia, we’re involved in a variety of other web, multimedia and 3D projects. Click here to see more of our work

We’re social creatures

As part of Deepbluemedia, we have a plethora of social channels. Deepblue offers web, print, 3D, SEO and multimedia solutions to companies big and small across the globe.

Testimonials

We're part of a bigger picture. Our parent division, Deepbluemedia, has worked on a huge number of very diverse projects spanning all facets of multimedia. Some folks even like our work enough to compliment us (more available on request).

  • Aberdeen Angus Direct / Deepblue web client

    Awesome, brilliant, inspired, fantastic!

    Aberdeen Angus Direct / Deepblue web client
  • FPD / Deepblue web & 3D client

    We couldn’t recommend you highly enough.

    FPD / Deepblue web & 3D client
  • Weatherford / 3D client

    We’re very pleased with the end product. Thank you.

    Weatherford / 3D client
  • Aberdeen Angus Direct / Deepblue web client

    Awesome, brilliant, inspired, fantastic!

    Aberdeen Angus Direct / Deepblue web client
  • FPD / Deepblue web & 3D client

    We couldn’t recommend you highly enough.

    FPD / Deepblue web & 3D client
  • Weatherford / 3D client

    We’re very pleased with the end product. Thank you.

    Weatherford / 3D client

Deepblue has a huge number of global clients, big and small. Click here to see who we’ve worked with

Harris Caprock
CSL
Agrovista
Kincardine and Mearns

CREATIVE APP DESIGN IN ABERDEEN

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