Mobile app development

Mobile App Development

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A well designed and developed mobile or tablet app can take your mission and your message to the next level

Apps for enterprise and everyday

OWA has extensive experience in developing public-facing apps, available within app stores, and enterprise apps which are restricted for use within an organisation.

Based on your requirements we can recommend the most suitable development approach as well as advising on the suitability of your app for app store release.

Our approach to mobile and tablet app development ensures we provide our clients with apps using the latest technologies whilst retaining a user-friendly interface.

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Hybrid and native apps

We develop apps for the Apple iOS and Google Android platforms.

We can also build progressive web apps which use the latest web technologies to behave like native mobile apps.

Our team of experts will work with you to ensure the latest device features are integrated with your mobile app.
Hybrid apps provide clients with the benefits of native apps but with a reduced overhead. These can be built to largely share the same code base meaning that development costs can be reduced up-front and throughout the lifetime of the app.

You can see examples of the mobile and tablet apps that we have developed for clients in our case studies.

App Support

Supported Technologies

We are experienced in developing mobile and tablet apps using a range of enterprise and open source technologies
  • React Native
  • Swift
  • Kotlin
  • Apache Cordova

Secure data Integration

Our web-based approach to mobile and tablet app development allows us to securely integrate data from back-office systems and websites, using a variety of techniques including application programming interfaces (APIs).
We understand the importance of keeping your mobile app, its integrations and associated data safe and secure.

Our team can provide expert advice and skills to ensure that data is only transferred using recognised industry standard secure technologies and appropriate resilience is also built into the processes.

Project Management

Good communication is key to the success of any mobile app development and our project management approach draws upon this.

We are flexible in our outlook and happy to recommend an agile, waterfall or blended approach to fit on your requirements.

Why not contact us to learn more – we’d love to hear about your project or enquiry.

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We build relationships too

With offices in Oxford and London, we offer all of our clients UK-wide managed hosting and support services

We know the value of building strong relationships with our customers – we are proud to say many have been with us for a number of years.

Proactive monthly support

OWA provides comprehensive support for all the mobile and tablet apps we develop, starting with an inclusive 12-month warranty against any bugs or errors.

Beyond warranty, we continue to support every digital product we develop for as long as it remains mission-critical to your organisation.

Our support arrangements are flexible and tailored to your needs – any hours not used within a given month can be rolled over up and to the end of an agreement.

Bug fixes, small upgrades and enhancements can be reported via our online helpdesk and dedicated telephone service which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We undertake monthly security patching to protect your systems – and scan for zero-day exploits in between.

Robust security testing

We offer regular manual security testing of your mobile or tablet app using OWASP standards to check for common security risks

  • Injection
  • Broken authentication
  • Broken access control
  • Security misconfiguration
  • Using components with known vulnerabilities

Fully managed UK-based hosting

Support can be combined with a managed hosting arrangement at our UK-based data facilities, providing a single, joined-up service for your mobile and tablet apps.

We operate our own independent servers across two UK-based Tier 3 and Tier 4 data centres, which are ISO 27001 Information Security Management certified.

Our proactive approach includes 24/7 monitoring, a target 100% uptime and full failover, data back-up and disaster recovery should these ever be needed.

In uncertain times, knowing exactly where your data is stored geographically is important – our hosting facility locations mean your data is fully protected by UK law and is GDPR compliant.

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Data security and protection

To ensure business continuity for our hosted customers, we are highly proactive in our approach to data retention and security.

We replicate servers every 24 hours at our second UK data centre in a separate location.

In addition, we run weekly back-ups to a disk storage array, which are also saved to encrypted tape, stored securely off site and rotated every six weeks.    

Our hosting and security team carries out monthly patching – and addresses zero-day exploits in between as soon as we are satisfied an update is stable.

We also recommend regular manual testing to OWASP standards to check for new vulnerabilities.

Our security report will make recommendations as necessary to keep your mobile apps safe and secure.

Support and hosting for your existing mobile apps

OWA has over 25 years’ experience in system architecture and information security.

We have been supporting, hosting and protecting our customers’ digital services since 1995.

Our aim is always to simplify things.

What if your current provider is no longer maintaining a particular technology?

Or perhaps you’re unhappy with the level of support for an existing system?

Maybe you’re looking for a managed, independent, UK-based hosting service with improved performance?

Even if we didn’t develop your mobile or tablet app, we are always happy to help.

Our support and hosting team is skilled in a range of web technologies allowing us to offer support and hosting for many existing digital products.

First, we run a manual set of tests to OWASP standards to healthcheck the code and search for vulnerabilities.

Our security report will recommend an appropriate level of support or identify a migration path to a more secure technology or platform.

With the right preparation, migrating a mobile or tablet app to a new hosting provider is a straightforward process which can be completed with minimum downtime.

Why not get in touch to learn more – we’d love to hear about your project or enquiry.

OWA is an ethical and socially responsible company.