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Mobile App Development

We are a mobile app development company specializing in digital health, wellness, and fitness. Apzumi works closely with any start-up or established company in the healthcare industry.

We develop a wide range of mobile apps to help our partners improve the quality of service they provide while optimizing costs. We have helped many businesses to achieve their goals through mobile applications. Our approach will assist your organization every step of the way, from clarifying the concept of the mobile app until its launch in the app store. We go a step further to do maintenance.

Apzumi has more than eight years of experience in the industry, and we have completed more than 100 projects, and all our customers are happy.

Benefits of Mobile Apps

Mobile healthcare apps have changed the healthcare industry because it has enhanced efficiency, communication, and service quality. Almost a decade ago, Statista had projected that the mobile health industry would be valued at more than $60 billion by 2020. These apps are essential for doctors, patients, pharmacists, and hospital staff. They can be used for diagnosis, online consultation, medical supply delivery, and appointments.

Currently, there are more than 328,000 healthcare apps among the leading app stores worldwide, and more than 200 new apps are added to the store each day. By 2025, mobile healthcare app is projected to reach $111.1billion.

  • In the US, about 75% of consumers believe that technology is essential in managing their health.
  • Patients are receptive to smart technologies with the potential of improving their self-care process.
  • About 74% of those who participated in virtual health care services expressed a high level of satisfaction.
  • Almost 50% would prefer virtual appointments over in-person meetings.

Some of the benefits associated with mobile apps in the health care industry include the following:

1. Instant Access

You no longer have to sit down and give your clients an hour-long class about cell regeneration or calorie intake. Custom mobile apps provide detailed information to your clients about any wellness, fitness, or health product. You can always guide your clients on topics to cover, and the interactive content, articles, and publications will educate them. Your patients will get your app from the app store to their mobile phones and create an account. From that point, you can interact and communicate.

2. Improves Efficiency

There is no need for your clients to come to your office for consultation services. Clients can instantly contact health workers via telemedicine and remote online communication. Together with Healthcare providers, hospitals can use the mobile app to handle any emergency case efficiently. Doctors will get notification of any emergency case and other necessary information through the mobile app. As a result, it will save time and help doctors or healthcare providers offer speedy treatment and documentation.    

3. Improves Coordination

Mobile apps help health caregivers to coordinate with patients. It will also assist in streamlining the process between departments or different staff members. Doctors can offer prognoses and prescribe medication remotely using the app. Users will receive notifications of upcoming appointments and updates on patients' treatment. Typically, the app makes it easy to offer triage assessment and continuous support of patients.

4. Easy integration

The app can be integrated with wearables such as activity trackers to collect essential data from the patient. The data collected could be blood pressure, pulse rate, and more. It will give daily updates about the patients' health that can be saved in a database. 

Therefore, similar to diagnosis, patients don't have to visit the hospital or health care facility for checkups. Apps offer treatment support or remote monitoring to all kinds of patients, including those with severe diagnoses. Besides, patients can also take preventive tips for particular diseases.

5. Offers Excellent Buisnesss Opportunity

Healthcare apps will help healthcare service providers and doctors build their brand and improve their service delivery, increasing their earnings.

Healthcare professionals get more patients from the app. Patients will keep coming back because the app improves their customer experience. 

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy at Apzumi is to deliver high-quality mobile apps that will offer the most value to our customers. We understand the disadvantages of advanced technology, especially with modern applications. Therefore, we design apps that overcome such challenges.

1. User Retention & Engagement

Companies can get many clients to install their app, but how long will they use it? More than 90% of mobile users uninstall apps within 30 days because it is difficult to use. Our mobile app development services focus on user retention by creating user-centered systems.

2. Native Vs. Hybrid Mobile Applications

Native apps have broader functionality and better store support. Additionally, they are scalable with high performance and better UX. However, they are costly and time-consuming to develop.

On the other hand, hybrid apps are less costly, faster to develop, and need only a single code base. However, they are a bit slower, have limited functionality, and limited UX experience.

It can be advantageous for a hybrid app because it works across all platforms, but it also has downfalls. We can advise you on the right tech strategy and we can help you create an app that offers the best of both worlds for your particular business.

3. Data Privacy Security

We cannot deny that technology and the internet have improved the medical industry. In the same way, there are a lot of cyber security issues that grew as the internet exploded. Today, many black hats are trying to hack apps and steal data. Healthcare apps are a great target because they carry a lot of sensitive information for an individual. Therefore, we offer the app data protection and security services and provide continuous support. In the end, clients will not have to fine your company for losing their data.

4. Monitoring and Analyzing Data

The transaction ends when you finally get the app you desire. However, technology is dynamic, and you need a company that keeps on improving. We are an app development company that also helps you monitor and analyze information to improve the user experience. We use algorithms to tailor information to the app's users.

Case Studies

Expertise

Global Second Opinion

Second Opinion from Harvard-affiliated Cancer Centers

Global Second Opinion is a platform for oncological patients from all over the world.

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Chanl Health

Remote patient monitoring for cardiac rehabilitation

Chanl Health provides a comprehensive remote patient monitoring solution dedicated to patients with heart diseases.

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Medici.md

Video and chat telemedicine solution

Medici is an approachable, easy-to-use mHealth application that allows communication between doctors and patients.

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Our Process

Our process from the high level perspective

1

Scoping

We start by taking down the client's ideas. The clients give us a walkthrough of the design and the functions they would like their app to perform. Apzumi then creates a proposal on how we plan to deliver those designs and functions. You can present your financial budget and the time the project will take. We also create a schedule that includes the clients.

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2

Product design

Start by drafting ideas. Apzumi takes into account your product goals and how you visualize your product. At this point, we can come up with two or more pictures to present to the client. The client then chooses their favorite. We also create prototypes to submit to the client to see whether they need any changes.

3

MVP

After a client approves the design and prototype, we develop a minimum viable product of a new app. The MVP approach is founded on the premise that the client can provide sufficient value to customers by delivering minimal features for early adopters to use.

4

Iterative development

The phone app will need to be improved to accommodate your customer's needs. At this level, we continue to develop and improve the application based on user testing and reviews.

5

Support & Maintenance

After we are done with the development, Apzumi continues to support the platform. We offer frequent user tests, upgrade the application's version, and offer data security.

1

Scoping & estimation

We start by taking down the client's ideas. The clients give us a walkthrough of the design and the functions they would like their app to perform. Apzumi then creates a proposal on how we plan to deliver those designs and functions. You can present your financial budget and the time the project will take. We also create a schedule that includes the clients.

Schedule scoping session

2

Product design

Start by drafting ideas. Apzumi takes into account your product goals and how you visualize your product. At this point, we can come up with two or more pictures to present to the client. The client then chooses their favorite. We also create prototypes to submit to the client to see whether they need any changes.

3

MVP

After a client approves the design and prototype, we develop a minimum viable product of a new app. The MVP approach is founded on the premise that the client can provide sufficient value to customers by delivering minimal features for early adopters to use.

4

Iterative development

The phone app will need to be improved to accommodate your customer's needs. At this level, we continue to develop and improve the application based on user testing and reviews.

5

Maintenance

After we are done with the development, Apzumi continues to support the platform. We offer frequent user tests, upgrade the application's version, and offer data security.

Project Management and Communication

Our apps are user-centered, and Apzumi involves the client in every development step. As a result, we adopt project management methods that enable the entire process to be transparent. Those methods ensure that you can see what our teams are up to and make any changes. These communication methods include:

1. Scrum Teams

Scrum is an agile method of project management that enables small teams to work on a project. Scrum teams are small groups working on developing a mobile application. Apzumi has certified scrum masters who divide the staff roles according to their area of specialization.

We divide a large project into several smaller projects based on time constraints. It can be weeks or months. The teams respect their roles and complete them quickly and efficiently. We also ensure that we test the functionality at every step. In turn, the teams efficiently spend the money and time initially allocated to them.

2. Regular Meetings

Our team frequently meets daily, weekly, and monthly to see the progress. Once in a while, if not always, you can choose to attend the meetings. You can easily make changes to the app as we progress.

3. Open Communication

Apzumi uses project management tools like Slack, which a user can join, see, and contribute to changes. The whole process of communication is real-time and transparent.

4. Our Tools

It is difficult to keep track of everyone's progress separately. Apzumi uses Jira to manage the tasks and show the progress of each member. Every project needs documentation. Therefore, we use confluence to document every step. 

You don't have to stop by the office for every meeting. Apzumi uses Slack or Google Meetings to hold conferences or video conferences. We also upload all other documents like billing, reports, and project assets to Google Drive. Google Drive makes it easier to share the link to access the documents with everyone.

Quality Assurance

Apzumi conducts a quality assurance procedure that ensures we design and implement our apps with the correct steps. We perform quality assurance, commonly known as QA testing, in the following ways:

1. Definition of Done (DoD)

Every organization has its own goals. Once we achieve these goals, we believe we are done with the tasks because they have met our standards. Similarly, "Definition of Done" (DoD) is a point where testers can mark as the end of a user story or the criteria that a company uses to determine the exit standard of an application. At Apzumi, we use quality as our DOD.

2. Engagement of a Tech Lead.

Tech leads oversee the development of an app from conception to deployment. Typically, their role is to ensure that the app meets the quality standards. Apzumi has a group of the most experienced programmers involved in design planning, development, and code reviews.

3. Continuous Integration Deployment.

Every mobile app test makes it possible for applications to function across all platforms properly. Continuous integration is where our developers test each change made to the code during software development. On the other hand, ongoing development involves the tests done during continuous integrations up to production. The end-user is involved in these tests, which improve the application's usability. Generally, the tests improve smaller units of change.

4. Unit Tests

It is challenging to know the specific problem areas if you test the whole system. Therefore, Apzumi conducts unit testing by taking the minor units of code that we can isolate from an application and testing them. Some tests include black box, white box, and gray box testing. Besides, our mobile app developers conduct unit testing at the development stage of an app.

5. Automated Tests

Automated tests use automated tools to validate whether an app adequately meets the requirements and functions before production. The tests are done when there is a need to run the same type of tests across multiple platforms or devices.

Tech Stack

Having an application that restricts users from being on one platform and technology will make it difficult to access the app. In the end, users will eventually stop using the app because of the monotony. At Apzumi, we have a team of developers with various specialties who create scalable apps. We pay attention to the following sectors:

1. Platform

The IOS operating system users can get the app from the Apple store. The othpopular platform is Android, where users can download the app from the Google Play Store or your website. Finally, other platforms such as Wear OS, iPad watchOS, and Microsoft are supported.

2. Devices

As a professional mobile app developer, Apzumi provides apps that work on iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches as well as on MacBooks. At the same time, we develop apps for Android users who download the app on their phones, Android watches, and tablets.

3. Technologies and Languages

  • Native - Over the years, Java has been the primary language used to develop Android apps. Today, we use Kotlin, but we can still offer Java upon a client's request. However, Kotlin has improved features, making higher-quality applications than Java.
  • Similarly, IOS developers preferred Objective-C as their primary language but slowly shifted to Swift with the progressive changes. Regardless of the platform, we pick the more flexible language, the advanced one.
  • Cross-Platform Language Support - The standard SDKs are Ionic and Flutter. Ionic can leverage its more web-based features whereas Flutter is considered more tech advanced, higher-performance technology, and therefore more suitable for complex applications.
  • Digital Health - Digital health includes Apple Health and Google Fit, which power the iOS and Android stack respectively. These frameworks support many applications that clients use to monitor their healthy habits.
  • We use Google Fit and Apple HealthKit development services to simplify our app development and leverage out-of-the-box features like data exchange and integrations.
  • In the past, we found it difficult for people with medical conditions or others on a fitness journey to volunteer for research. However, thanks to Apple ResearchKit development services, an open-source, you can now access more information for analysis. That is because many people are now volunteering. The system uses a multi-mode approach to access iPhone and other devices like Apple Watches. Besides, it also provides developers and researchers with space for creating forms for surveys. The survey forms eliminate the need for additional resource.
  • Augmented Reality - At Apzumi, we create augmented reality apps that combine digital information with the real world. The application is beneficial for doctors to plan how to perform a surgery or treat a patient. The application can also help explain a complicated diagnosis to a patient. Augmented realities use both ARCore and ARKit. Furthermore, Unity technology is the environment in which we create cross-platform applications relying heavily on 3D scenes and models.

Engagement Models

New Product Development

If you are going with a developing company, go with one that offers all the services. Apzumi helps involve clients while developing and deploying the application. Apart from that, we also provide maintenance services, cybersecurity, and upgrades. You don't have to worry about setting aside finances for upscaling when your company gets more users.

Team Augmentation

At Apzumi, we have a team of talented professionals with decades of experience. We can supplement the team with the needed skills whenever required, which is why we've remained ahead in developing some of the leading mobile apps in the industry.

FAQs

1. How to Start and Build a Great Mobile App?

You need to first come up with an idea and do extensive research about the market. Then create a list of features for your product and design the prototypes. Get your graphic design skills or employ a graphic designer. Also, don't forget to create a marketing plan before building an app. Finally, make your app available to your users.

2. How Long Does It Take to Build a Mobile App?

An app can take less than a week to create. However, if you are building an app to support many users, it can take 3-6 months. It is also advisable to start with MVP to test the viability of the product idea. From this, you can learn the reaction of the users and find out if they enjoy the new product. After launching MVP, you can gather feedback from the early adopters and decide if it's worth investing more. At Apzumi, we support customers from the early stages of the idea throughout the MVP and beyond.

3. How Much Does It Cost to Build a Mobile App?

With a budget of $30000 - $80000, you can get a decent app with many advanced features. However, the prices of the apps vary depending on the number of uses and the type of application. If you want to get detailed estimates schedule a scoping session with us.

4. How to Make Mobile Apps Secure and HIPAA Compliant?

To make your app HIPAA compliant, you should follow these steps:
- Assign an admin and create restrictions on who can see patients' information.
- Limit access to the systems through authentication like PIN, password, or fingerprint biometrics.
- Ensure to encrypt the data while transporting. For example, the HTTPS protocol uses SSL. You can also use encryption algorithms that are decrypted with keys.
- Ensure that you safely dispose of PHI and every other copy you no longer need.
- Ensure you have a safe and reliable method of backing up data.
- Find an IT audit and always screen what you do to the PHI on the app.

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5. What Services Do App Developers Provide?

Mobile developers offer the following solutions:
- Offer a user experience and a user-centered design for the apps.
- Product design and consultations
- Prototyping
- Development of iOS and Android applications
- Test applications during the entire process
- Automated QA services
- Application hardening to keep the PHI and other sensitive data secured
- Support and maintenance

6. What Is the Difference Between Web Apps and Mobile Applications?

Web apps require advanced technologies. Single Page Applications (SPAs) allow clients to host their apps on browsers like Safari, Chrome, and Mozilla, among others. In contrast, developers create mobile apps hosted on operating systems like iOS and Android. However, they can both be used on mobile devices.

7. Are Websites Better Than Apps?

The mobile applications have features that require a lot of digital interaction. In turn, websites with landing pages are great if you want your users to access information online. As a result, neither is superior to the other, it depends on your goal.

8. What Are Some of the Applications That You Have Developed?

Some of our healthcare applications include:
- BodySite
- Bounty
- Chanl Health
- Medici

In total Apzumi developed over 100 projects, check our portfolio for more information.

Meet our mobile expert

At Apzumi, we always welcome our visitors to schedule a scoping session with us. It is the best time to ensure the project team understands and is in sync with the project context and what needs to be done.

During scoping, we delve deeper into software requirements, the target audience, and the features of the solution to be built.

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About us

Why Apzumi can be a perfect match for You?

Digital health expertise

Having a team that is experienced in building similar applications to yours is a great benefit. In Apzumi we have experience in wide range of applications from digital health, wellness and fitness areas.

Top tech talent & tech stack

We focus on quality over quantity. We hire only top talented developers and encourage them to progress with professional and personal development. Our tech leaders balance innovation with reliability by continuously scouting new technologies and updating our tech stack.

Experience in building web & mobile solutions

Choosing right tech strategy and tech stack has tremendous impact on long term success of your product. Apzumi is happy to help you in planning and executing optimal tech path.

Transparency, Partnership & Proactive Attitude

We believe that there is no great work without great culture. In all we do we follow our values of proactive attitude, transparency and partnership.

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