A Top-Rated App Development Company in NYC

Big Human is a full-service mobile app developer in New York City. While there’s a seemingly endless number of app developers in NYC, Big Human stands out by doing things a little bit differently. Here’s how.


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We offer everything you need from a mobile app development company — and go one step further to include every element of the mobile app experience in the development cycle. That means strategy, problem-solving, and even branding and content are all in mind every step of the way. It’s a mindset that helps Big Human stand out in the crowded NYC app developer community, and it’s a difference our clients notice and appreciate.

The Big Human Approach

It’s true: There are a million and one apps on the marketplace. That said, our approach to mobile app development allows businesses to emerge more impactful and engaging than competing apps.

Apps are still a driving force in both revenue and audience engagement. Simply offering users an app, however, isn’t going to cut it; it’s not just about getting something on the App Store or Google Play Store and calling it a day. The real purpose behind an app for a business will require some insight into what you actually hope to accomplish.

The answer won’t be a sales figure or KPI. The heart of your business is what we’re interested in, and we know how to translate your goals and aspirations into an incredible app development experience. The “human” side of what we do fuels the success we have in the world of development and strategy.

NYC App Development Case Study

Over the last decade, our engineers have built a variety of apps that have served users in New York City and beyond. One of our favorite success stories, though, is Vine. While we started building something small in the summer of 2012, it soon grew into one of the most influential social media apps of all time. In the beginning, our developers created a touch-to-record camera tool with a single progress bar at the top of the screen. That video would auto-save to your phone's camera roll. From there, with the core functionality developed, we were able to design an MVP and release it into the world.

Read the full Vine story here.

Big Human made a name for itself by keeping all elements of the digital marketing world in mind across our full-scope line of services. That means when we work with a company on its mobile app development, we’re also keeping in mind things like branding and web analytics. Likewise, any company looking to build an app in NYC that works with us doesn’t just get an engineering team. They get a partner in making a vision a tangible reality.

Our priorities, such as high user engagement and time spent in an app, go hand in hand with the more creative elements like UX and digital design. While the word “holistic” can be overused at times, we’re obsessed with making sure we’re creating a seamless experience at every point of the development process.  

Rather than looking at the elements of an app as separate steps in the development process, we view it all as a wave that moves together. In the coding and programming stage, we’ll be thinking about graphics and color schemes. An app is experienced all at once, and Big Human develops mobile apps the same way.

With Big Human, you don’t get an agency that will simply take your requests and return with a final product. We’re in this together. Our product managers work with your team on strategy, while our developers prepare check-in demos. We listen to your biggest ideas as well as your worries to figure out what type of app is going to get you to where you want to be.

Every client we’ve worked with agrees that our approach makes the entire project feel a lot more personal. It makes sense, right? Business is personal, no matter how the old saying goes. Our clients share with us why they got started in their industry and market, and we take off from there. From initial pitches to explaining our perspective on mobile app strategy, we innovate right in line with the way you hope to grow.

What Big Human Does that Other App Developers in New York Don’t?

We’re ready when you are to get started on a mobile app that will make all of New York City — and beyond — take note. If you’re hoping your app can simply recreate what your website already does, then we dare you to dream bigger. What could an app mean for your business if it connected audiences to more than just your products or services? Why would a user spend time in your app beyond making a quick purchase or transaction? There are answers to these questions that could mean transformative things for your business, and we’re ready to get to the bottom of them.

Strategy and Discovery
Design and Refine
Develop and Test
Launch and Iterate

Strategy and Discovery

Understanding the business needs of our clients and the user journey of our end users is vital to creating a successful mobile application. Working with clients to dive into their business — we often utilize user research and competitive analyses — allows us to create solutions-first mobile app designs.

Design and Refine

During this phase of the app development process we build out design concepts and wireframes to organize the features of the mobile application. Based on the needs of our clients, we also design brands, define brand identity kits, and explore visuals like illustrations. Our goal is to create an eye-catching, seamless mobile experience.

Develop and Test

Our developers are well-versed in different languages and platforms and build custom mobile app development solutions based on the needs of each startup. Big Human’s development philosophies center around one thing: developing for real people with real needs. Our solutions will always guide users to access clients’ products across all platforms and operating systems.

Launch and Iterate

We love the feeling of launching a new mobile app for our clients, but our job doesn’t end once the product is live and in the App Store. We work with clients at every step of custom app development. This includes ensuring the product functions seamlessly, that users can successfully navigate it with ease, and that asset handoff will be a smooth process for our clients.

Mobile App Development Work

No mobile app we create is the same as the last. Every business is unique, so the mobile app experience should be as well. We seek to solve your challenges and achieve your goals while building upon your company’s strengths. Mobile apps are essential because they’re an easy way for users to connect with a business and interact with what they offer.

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