Low cost, bespoke, Android application development that connects to your data in the cloud
Low cost, bespoke, Android application development that connects to your data in the cloud
Low cost, bespoke, Android application development that connects to your data in the cloud

Bespoke Android App Development

Secure, robust, scalable Android apps Developers of bespoke, secure and scalable apps
Extremely competitive rates Highly competitive rates for custom-made apps
Delivered on time and on budget Android apps developed on time and on budget
Only 30 mins from London and Cambridge Only 30 mins from London & Cambridge
No job too complex or too small for us to develop No job too complex or too small for us to develop
All app development work done in-house All app development work done in-house
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About App Developer for Android

Highly experienced business-focussed professional app development. We identify your business objectives and develop bespoke Android apps that meet those objectives.
Software engineering for Android
We are a low-cost Android app development company who have traded as New Media Aid Ltd from our office in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK for the last 15 years. We are cutting-edge Android app developers only 30 minutes from Central London and Cambridge. We offer high quality, custom, Android app development services and make sure that each bespoke Android app we develop follows Google's Core App Quality Guidelines.

We do not employ sales staff nor do we have an expensive swanky office so we have very low fixed costs and can charge extremely competitive rates for our bespoke Android apps which are delivered on time and on budget!

We specialise in the development of business Android apps (rather than quirky consumer apps) and of course offer all the related services needed for high-end Android app development such as web development, database development, graphic design and secure hosting in a state-of-the-art data centre. After all, you will want your Android app to connect to your data in the cloud and we can deal with all this for you. A one-stop-shop for your app development requirements.

We are experienced programmers of enterprise-level web and Android applications using only the most robust, secure and scaleable programming languages, techniques and platforms.

We develop bespoke mobile applications for the Android platform by leveraging over 15 years of hard-won skill and expertise in commercially-proven app development. We build robust, state-of-the-art Android apps with a focus on business apps integrating with corporate IT systems.

We offer unparalleled levels of service and support, a fast turnaround service and great cost efficiency. No matter what your requirements we have the in-house technical skills to build a cost-effective, robust solution.

We set up our app development company, New Media Aid, in the year 2000 and concentrated on developing robust, secure and scalable bespoke web apps (mainly e-commerce websites, intranets and productivity/project management web apps). In 2008 when Google launched the T-Mobile G1 in the UK we decided we would shift focus towards mobile app development and with this in mind we decided to concentrate on the Android operating system and therefore concentrate our skills and experience on android app development to become specialist Android app developers.

Data Protection

We fully adhere to the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and use appropriate technical and organisational measures to forbid unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and protect against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.

Personal data captured or stored in the apps we develop (where we arrange the cloud data hosting/storage) shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the UK and the hosting infrastructure we offer for web app hosting and Android app cloud data is robust and secure.

The UK data centre we use has ISO 27001 certification which demonstrates that the data centre protects the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all the information within its organisation. This includes your information.

Software Escrow

We are extremely confident in the quality of the apps we develop as well as the level of support we provide. However, we do understand that using a boutique app development company such as New Media Aid can be seen as risky by large corporations. As the saying goes: "Nobody ever got fired for choosing IBM".

To give complete peace of mind to customers we are happy to enter into a Software Escrow Agreement where the software source code is deposited with a neutral, third party escrow agent. The software source code can be released to you if we fail to maintain and update the software as specified in the software license agreement.

Disaster Recovery

We work with our clients to define a disaster recovery plan relevant to the app solution we have developed for them. In the disaster recovery plan we specify the procedures we will follow in the event of a disaster. It will list the actions to be taken before, during and after a disaster. The objective of a disaster recovery plan is to minimize downtime and data loss. The plan minimises the disruption to operations and ensures an orderly recovery of data and service.

Our Android App Development Process

Our Android app development process is comprised of a number of clearly defined phases which are used to plan, design, build, test and deliver robust apps that exceed customer expectations within scheduled time-frames and cost estimates. We also focus on understanding our clients' businesses in order to provide the most suitable solution which will gain internal traction and end-user buy-in.

PRINCE2 - A Structured Project Management Methodology

PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a process-based method for effective project management. PRINCE2 is a de facto standard used extensively by the UK Government and is widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. We try to adhere to PRINCE2 methods for all customer projects.

App Development Process
Requirement Analysis
We schedule conference calls with the customer to go through their objectives in detail and play devil's advocate where necessary to highlight problems and feasibility with the project. Based on these conversations we provide a detailed costed proposal listing deliverables, costs and timeframes.

Design
If given the go-ahead we design the structure of the app, database schemas and system integration methodologies where relevant and present these to the client for their approval.

Implementation
At this point we commence the actual development of the app(s) and any associated databases. We give the customer access to the apps under development so we can get their feedback during every stage of development.

Testing
When we have finished coding the app we then put it through vigorous testing to identify bugs or usability issues which are then rectified before release.

Evolution
Once the app is live and being actively used there will normally be some user feedback requesting enhancements to add extra functionality or deal with usability issues. Such enhancements are dealt with as change requests which we can fully cost before implementing. In the event of any bugs appearing within six months of go-live, these will be fixed free of charge.

Android App Development Case Studies

A few bespoke Android app projects we recently developed. Custom-made Android apps developed on time and on budget!

Weblight - Ware, Hertfordshire

Weblight - Bespoke Android app and integrated web app development, Ware, HertfordshireWeblight provides lighting design, installation and maintenance solutions to the Retail, Healthcare, Commercial, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics and Education sectors, whilst also working in partnership with many Facilities Management companies. Clients include Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Barclays, Iceland, BHS, TK Maxx, Mothercare, New Look, as well as Hospitals and Commercial buildings across the UK.

We developed a bespoke Android app and integrated web management app to help them manage and survey their extensive customer lighting portfolio


Weblight required a bespoke Android app to be installed on phones and tablets which technicians and surveyors could use to survey lighting installations throughout the UK. The questions that appear on the Android app should be managed through a secure, bespoke web app and all data, photos and signatures captured on the Android app should appear in a management reports section on a secure web app. The solution we developed provided the following features:
  • A secure web app for management to set up surveys and questions and view reports captured on the Android app
  • Provide a simple "one click" process on the Android app for technicians to answer questions according to business logic as defined by management on the web app
  • Take photos
  • Capture signatures
We developed a bespoke Android app and a secure management web app to manage the data requirements and questions shown on the Android app.

Android app login screen
Android App Login Screen

Android app checking credentials on cloud
Android App Login Check Screen

Android app survey item save
Android App Survey Item Save

Web app management screen - view surveys created on Andoid app
Web app management screen - view surveys created on Andoid app

Web app management screen - create surveys to show on Andoid app
Web app management screen - create surveys to show on Andoid app

The Android app solution we developed was provided on time and within budget and has exceeded the client's expectations. They will be happy to work with us again when they have further requirements for Android development.

Having recently moved to Android PDAs for our mobile workforce, we identified a need for a Bespoke App and a Web-based Management System to control it. New Media Aid demonstrated a real understanding for our needs and a "can do" attitude that we found extremely helpful. Their solution was provided on time and within budget and has exceeded our expectations. We will be happy to work with them again when we have further requirements.

Trevor Wright, IT Manager
Weblight



Wing Parking - Luton, Bedfordshire


Wing Parking - Bespoke Android App Development and Web App Development, Luton, Bedfordshire Wing Parking in Luton, Bedfordshire manage a large number of car parks in the UK on behalf of private organisations and local authorities (e.g. Brent Housing Partnership, Royal Borough of Greenwich, London Borough of Haringey, London Borough of Islington, Kensington & Chelsea TMO, Wandsworth Borough Council and City of Westminster).

We developed a bespoke Android app and integrated web app solution!


Wing Parking wanted a solution which would allow their parking control operatives to quickly and easily flag up issues they encountered when doing their daily car park rounds (abandoned vehicles, graffiti, broken signs, etc.).

They wanted to have a central management app where they could see all reports in real time and where they could update car park sites and user access which would instantly update the Android app on each operative's smartphone.
We developed an Android smartphone app and integrated web-based management app that allowed operatives to quickly and easily flag up issues they encountered when doing their daily car park rounds (abandoned vehicles, graffiti, broken signs, etc.) by simply selecting the car park from the list on the app and choosing the issue category, adding notes and taking supporting photos.

This data is then instantly sent to the management web app where the system works out who should receive the report in real-time based on the customer and issue.

Android app home screen
Android App Home Screen

Android app create report screen
Android app create report screen

Web app management screen - view reports created on Andoid app
Web app management screen - view reports created on Andoid app

Wing Parking management and their parking control operatives are extremely happy with the apps as they have saved them lots of admin time and made it far easier to log and manage issues related to the many car parks they manaage across the UK.

New Media Aid quickly understood what we needed and were able to develop exactly what was required with minimal input from ourselves. As this was the first Android app we had developed we were pleased that it was done on time and within the quoted price. We would gladly work with them again and recommend them.

Mark Austin, Managing Director
Wing Parking



Hammond Produce - Nottingham


Hammond Produce - Bespoke Android app and integrated web app development, Nottingham Hammond Produce, based in Nottingham, farms over 3,500 acres across 3 counties and produces over 50,000 tonnes of fresh vegetables each year. They grow, pack, prepare and deliver a wide range of fresh produce in an even wider range of sizes, cuts and shapes to retailers and supermarkets throughout the UK.

We developed a number of bespoke Android apps and integrated web management apps for Transport Management, Production Line Management & Quality Control


Hammond Produce required a bespoke Android app to be installed on tablets which their drivers and production line operatives could use to manage the various stages of the production line and delivery to supermarkets. The questions that appear on the Android apps should be managed through a secure, bespoke web app and all data, photos and signatures captured on the Android apps should appear in a management reports section on a secure web app. The solution we developed provided the following features:
  • A secure web app for management to set up production runs, questions and view reports captured on the Android app
  • A secure customer portal web app where customers can view production line reports
  • Provide a simple "one click" process on the Android app for operatives to answer questions according to business logic as defined by management on the web app
  • Take photos
  • Capture signatures

We developed a number of bespoke Android and web apps for Hammond Produce (Transport Management, Production Line Management, Quality Control, etc.) such as an Android app for Quality Control assessments where operatives answer questions, score and save photos of produce on their phone and a web-based system displays the data for management and customers.

Android Scan Barcode Screen
Android app development, barcode screen

Android Answer & Photo Capture Screen
Android Answer & Photo Capture Screen

Web App Management Screen
Web app development, Web App Management Screen

Example Assessment Detail Screen 1
Hammond Produce Android App

Example Assessment Detail Screen 2
Hammond Produce Android App
Hammond Produce operatives are happy using the Android app solutions as they are very user-friendly and much less hassle than their previous paper-based procedures. Management and customers are happy because of the time efficiency using these apps has created.

These apps developed by New Media Aid mark a new turn towards technology for an industry that’s been slow to adapt until now. With no suitable ‘off the shelf’ solution available below costly, enterprise level software, we were involved in the development process from the start, getting the right solution that suited our operations and our customers.

Ben Guy, Managing Director
Hammond Produce

What is Android?

Android is a mobile operating system (OS) currently developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. As of 2015, Android has the largest installed base of all operating systems.

At New Media Aid we try to keep ahead of the curve by continuously learning about advances in Android. Announcements made by Google at their Google I/O conferences and via Google's Android Developer YouTube Channel are a great place to start and we make sure we follow these channels regularly (some examples of what we read and learn below).

A couple of Google I/O 2016 videos for Android developers...

Android Security
New Android security APIs and best practices for protecting data and keeping apps secure.

Android App Battery and Memory Optimisation
The problem with smartphones is their very limited battery life. If you use an app which drains your battery or memory you will not be a happy customer. This video highlights best practice for developing battery and memory efficient Android apps.

Contact Us

To receive a no-obligation quote or advice regarding a bespoke Android app, please feel free to contact us using the details or form below.

How to find us

App Developer for Android
New Media Aid Limited
Bunyan Road
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5 1NW
United Kingdom

Tel:  +44 (0)1462 658 688