Startup App Development

So you have a startup idea, but you need to actually bring it to life. That usually requires the skills of software engineers and developers. And not just any software engineers and developers. You want the Big Human team to take on any project involving app development for startups — we have all the expertise mixed with precision, ingenuity, and creativity.


Creating a listener-first experience across devices


Our Role in Startup Application Development

Mobile apps can help transform startups into bonafide rising stars in the industry. The right team is usually hard to find, but we’re more than happy to stand as the exception. Big Human knows mobile app development for startups, and we’re ready to get started on the next big thing.

We’re an NYC-based technology, design, and branding agency with the tools to build solution-based resources for early startup stage and well-established brands (and those in-between). Tackling the increasingly competitive app marketplace can be tricky, but we’re not one to shy away from a challenge.

From ideas to innovation in the growing app marketplace

A successful app doesn’t just come together. It’s created through strategic approaches to solving problems that users might not even know exist. At Big Human, we’re built on the idea that solution-based strategies for modern businesses should go beyond the minimum. We take ideas and cater their growth to a shared vision we develop with our clients. Every project is tailored to the startup's needs; nothing is plug-and-play. Whatever the need might be, we’re here to build a better way to achieve goals in the app marketplace.

Startup App Case Study: Quinn

Quinn, the audio erotica app founded by Caroline Spiegel, has been one of Big Human's clients for a couple of years now. This means we've seen the brand, and the app, undergo significant changes, something our engineers considered from the beginning. We chose a react-native media player so the app could support all file types and perform seamlessly, and we incorporated the headless CMS Contentful into the tech stack, supporting all of the content uploaded to Quinn.

Read the full case study here.

Our Multi-Functional Approach

Our approach to startup app development is always multi-functional. Users continue to have higher and higher expectations — no matter the app they download — and we always want their experience to be both satisfying and unique. 

Speed and efficiency while using the app

One of the most critical components of user experience is the speed at which an app loads. If it takes too long, users will likely delete the app and forget about it. We make sure that doesn’t happen by building apps with speed in mind.

Easy-to-navigate pages and menus

Users won't stick around for long if they can’t find what they need— our developers for startups design with UX as a top priority. Your app will become a user favorite with a clear and concise design.

Clear and informative descriptions of categories and products

The best way to keep users engaged is by providing them with enough information to make an informed decision. We include detailed product descriptions and categories so users know what they’re getting at every step of the way.

A positive shopping experience from start to finish

We make it easy for your customers to shop, find products they love, and check out quickly. Our app development for startups is bespoke; we design efficient customer journeys that will help you reap benefits (like lower cart abandonment rates and increased sales).

What Our Clients Are Saying

"The app designed by Big Human has been ranked highly for its UX, rating no less than four stars in the App Store since its release. The adaptive team is able to take on existing frameworks and integrate with internal systems."

Independent Consultant, Self-Employed

"The agency executed the architecture, database structure, and algorithm exceptionally well, ensuring that the final product met RoomZoom's expectations."

Elien Blue Becque, Founder at RoomZoom

eCommerce App Development

The best names in online commerce today aren’t just paying attention to their websites. An intuitive and user-friendly mobile app is key to the success of an eCommerce brand. Whether you’re a startup or an established eCommerce brand in need of a refresh, you need a top eCommerce app development company that can take your project from start to finish.

Startup Branding

Big Human’s capabilities — positioning, messaging, and design — come together to help position your brand for both internal teams and your audience. Our designers, strategists, and copywriters either create new core brand elements (logos, fonts, colors, names, and messaging guidelines) or iterate on what you already love about your brand. In the end, you’ll be armed with an expertly defined and designed brand that accurately reflects who your company is and where it’s going.

Big Human designs and programs exciting custom mobile applications for Apple devices across numerous industries. We’ve create trivia games, content creation apps, and everything in between. Whether it’s your startup’s first custom mobile app development or an iteration of your existing product, Big Human can make your app dream a reality.

Because we believe that applications are better when created for all devices, we also have Android custom mobile application development capabilities. We offer front-end and back-end development capabilities, making us a full-service, cross-functional agency partner.

When we develop apps for startups using React Native, we can create a platform that’s simultaneously native to the web, iOS, and Android applications, saving you both time and money. Mobile applications built for multiple operating systems allow clients to reach a wider audience.

Beyond our mobile app development services for startups, we also create products for desktop. We value flexibility and accessibility for users, so we often work with responsive website design in mind. Whether a user is looking at a computer, iPhone, or tablet, their experience should always be seamless.

Our Startup App Development Process

The way we develop apps for startups will be individual to each client, which is why we always get to know each other first. Let’s find out what the app’s possibilities could be for a brand and start from there.

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

Strategy & Discovery

Understanding the business needs of our clients and the user journey of the end users is vital to creating a successful mobile application. When it comes to mobile app designs for startups, this includes user research, audits, and competitive analyses.

Design and Refine

During this phase, 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 & Test

Our developers are well-versed in different languages and platforms, and they build custom mobile app development solutions based on the needs of each startup. Big Human’s development philosophies center around developing for real people with real needs. That means our solutions will always guide users to access clients’ products across all platforms and operating systems: smartphone, tablet, laptop, iOS, or Android.

Launch & 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.

Startup App Development at Big Human

If you’re looking to invent and innovate, Big Human is the partner for you. Our startup app development agency will think outside the box to find the right solution for you. Whether you need help to reposition your brand or need a brand new mobile app for your startup, development is at the center of everything we do. Our full-stack developers will rethink your architecture to deliver the most efficient and beautiful product.

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