Native App Development
A more exclusive user experience.

Native apps offer a more exclusive user experience that takes advantage of the device’s specific internal features delivering seamless results every time.

What are native apps.

Native app development is the term used to describe the process of building an application to operate exclusively on a single platform, commonly iOS or Android.

Native apps offer a more unique and refined user experience as they are designed to be compatible with the operative system’s unique hardware, language, and code, which provides a higher level of accuracy and overall performance.

Apps that rely heavily on hardware features such as GPS, accelerometer, camera, and/or the microphone, are best suited to native app development.

Native services provided by App Boxer.

During the Discovery Phase, our experienced team will discuss the pros and cons of using native app development and decide the best course of action for your project. In some cases, we may recommend a hybrid app for the initial launch, which is a cost-effective solution for companies who are looking to validate their project in the early stages of development. Businesses who are looking to launch a native app will be provided with an exclusive 1 – 2 year development plan, specifically tailored to the features and requirements of the product.

Our process for app development

Our experienced team has spent years refining our development process to ensure that we deliver high-quality products that operate seamlessly every time. We take the steps necessary to create products that are seamlessly integrated with the chosen operating system, whether that is iOS or Android.

Check out our process below!

Refining the concept or idea.

Every great app starts with a great idea. Once you have an idea in mind, the next step is to ask yourself, “What problem does my app solve?”. Understanding what your app does and how it can stand out from the competition, is the first step towards launching a successful product. This can take some time and our team is always ready to jump in and give you a hand to get this process started.

Native app strategy.

It is important to define your competition, understand your target audience, and research the current market surrounding your idea. By analysing where your project sits within this landscape, we are able to start making decisions about the future direction and planning for your native app development. This begins by deciding what development platform your app requires, this could be iOS or Android.

Native app wire-framing

Wireframing involves mapping out the functions and features of your app on black and white screens. This is where the UX/UI designers will identify the specifications for development and whether any system integration is required.

Native app branding

Working with you, our brand specialists create a brand that fits the needs of your business while ensuring it will be received well on a digital platform. We set up a collaborative mood board to understand the requirements and visual direction of the brand. The team offers multiple concept variations and refinement to ensure the brand meets your intentions. Finally, you will be provided with the brand guidelines and assets to ensure your brand is in the best position moving forward.

Native app design – UI and UX strategy

Next our UX and UI designers work to create the front-end of your native app development. This is when our design team will apply the branding elements, such as colour and typography to the wireframes to develop an intuitive user experience. Finally, the team delivers a high-fidelity prototype that can be used to promote your app to investors if required.

User stories for native apps

Our business analyst works with the team to create the user stories, which is a detailed document that outlines each function or interaction the user has with the app. It outlines the functionality and technical requirements for your app and will be used for the back-end development of your app. This document provides the cost estimation for your final app and outlines a plan for future development.

Native app development

We deploy techniques to code the functionality and usability of the app and ensure that the user interface is designed to an optimal standard. During this stage of our process, we can rely on the native features of the device to improve the quality of the user’s experience, this includes navigation, list views, and collating data silos to perform as a single unit. Our native apps are build using directly onto iOS or Android and make the most of the in-built hardware features of the platform.

Native testing

We provide a number of quality assurance testing services during the development process. We check to see that the app functions correctly and that there are no bugs detected. Our testing processes include:

  • UX/UI Testing:Conducted by our UX/UI Designers, each app is checked against the original UX/UI Design for accuracy and proper implementation of workflows.
  • Stress Testing: The app is placed under stress using an automation testing tool to simulate moderate load. This uncovers significant blockages in the system’s performance. Every App Boxer app system is developed in such a way to allow it to scale
  • Interrupt Testing:This simulates real-world scenarios which every app needs to handle. For example, the app being interrupted by incoming phone calls, loss of network connectivity, loss of battery power, etc.
  • Security Testing:Protecting the app user’s data from external threats and maintaining confidentiality and security is as important as normal functionality. Apps are thoroughly tested to restrict unauthorised access to user data. We also make sure SSL certificates are installed so that all the communication between a server and the app are encrypted.
Deployment and market submission

App Boxer ensures that our products are delivered at the highest quality. The final step is to have your product assessed by the store provider, whether this is either Apple for iOS apps or the Google Play Store for Android. Once the necessary checks have been completed, your app is ready to launch into the market!

Post deployment

Our team monitors the app post-launch to ensure any functional and security bugs that may appear are fixed. This service is provided as part of App Boxer’s 3-month warranty for all our products.

Should I use native or hybrid app development for my project?

This depends on your business priorities and the features of your future app. A native and hybrid app each has their own advantages and disadvantages so it’s important to familiarise yourself with both & weigh up what will work best for you.

No Code Agile

Unlike traditional development methods, the No-Code Agile development strategy aims to quickly build and iterate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How much experience does App Boxer have?

    We’re not your average app development agency! We’ve got the skills, the experience, and the secret sauce that makes us the go-to team for app projects. With over a decade of industry expertise, we’ve conquered mountains of code and delivered stellar apps to clients across diverse industries. Trust us; we’ve got the know-how you’re looking for in an app developer and are positioned as one of the best app builders in Australia!

  • What is App Boxers development process, and how do we ensure quality?

    Ah, the magic behind our app wizardry! Our development process is like a well-choreographed dance using the Agile development methodology, ensuring that every step leads to app perfection. We follow industry best practices religiously, from capturing requirements to designing, coding, testing, and deploying. And quality? It’s our middle name! Our team of perfectionists leaves no pixel unpolished and no line of code unchecked. Rest assured, your app will shine brighter than a supernova when partnering with the best app builders in Sydney, Australia!


    • Research – This is the stage where you learn everything you need to know about your developing app idea, from your customer demographics, your motivations, buyer personas etc. This first step is essential as it lays down the necesary research and brainstorming groundwork for the stages that follow.
    • Wireframing – Wireframing and drawing detailed sketches of your envisioned product allows you to understand the future of your app functionalities.
    • Technical feasibility assessment – Getting a clearer understanding of your product visuals and which backend systems will be able to support your app’s functionality. An app depending on its formation (iOS, Android) will have different requirements.
    • Prototype – By building a rapid prototype, you will be able to comprehend your app’s touch/user experience yourself and assess whether you’re going in the right direction. Include stakeholders in this process as their feedback is crucial to productivity development.
    • Design – Time to deep-dive into coding. Your UI/UX whizzes will build the look and feel of your app, providing you multiple blueprints and visual direction for you to review. Depending on your budget and scope, the design phase can take a number of hours and elements.
    • Development – This stage will occur early on and will often feature a set amount of series to validate an app’s functionality and assumptions to give you a better understanding of the scope of your work. At this point, regular changes and improvements to agile methodologies will be used and reviewed to move productivity.
    • Testing – In mobile app development, the earlier and more often you test the better as this will keep final costs low. Application testing is vast so ensure your team covers the necessary facets from compatibility testing, usability, interface checks, stress, security, performance and so on.
    • Deployment – Once your app is ready to submit, choose a day and key up for a formal launch. Different app stores will feature different launching policies so this is not the end. App development doesn’t end at a launch. Once your app gets in the hands of users, you will need to incorporate their invaluable feedback to future versions and regular updates.
  • How does App Boxer handle project management and communication?

    We’ve got project management skills that rival the world’s best jugglers! When you embark on the app development adventure with us, we assign you a dedicated project manager who will be your trusty guide throughout the journey. We use top-notch project management tools like Jira, Confluence and Slack to keep things organized and transparent(Yes you’re in these tools with your project team). And communication? It’s our secret weapon! We’ll be in touch daily, ensuring you’re in the loop plus you’re invited to your projects weekly sprint meetings! Another reason why we’re the preferred mobile application development company for many of Australia’s challenger brands!

  • How much does it cost to develop an app?

    Ah, the million-dollar question! We understand that budget plays a crucial role in your app development journey. The cost of building an app can vary depending on numerous factors, such as the complexity of features, design requirements, platforms, and development timeline. 

    The average app development cost is around $50,000 and $200,000, depending on how much existing technology you’d like to use and how much you want to build from scratch. Most app development companies’ costs vary depending on local, hybrid or offshore development, We sit nicely in the middle with our hybrid model of onshore management and design with offshore development execution and rates.

    At our app development agency, we take a customized approach to pricing. We’ll work closely with you to understand your app’s unique needs and goals. Based on that, we’ll provide you with a detailed project proposal outlining the costs. Our transparent pricing structure ensures no hidden surprises along the way.


    While we can’t provide an exact figure without understanding your specific project requirements, we can assure you that we strive to deliver excellent value for your investment. Our focus is on creating high-quality apps that meet and exceed your expectations while maintaining a competitive pricing structure.


    Building an app is an investment in your business’s growth and success. It’s essential to consider factors beyond the initial development cost, such as ongoing maintenance, updates, and potential enhancements. We’re here to guide you through the process, providing expert advice and helping you make informed decisions that align with your budget and long-term goals.


    Let’s connect and discuss your app project in more detail. Together, we’ll find the perfect balance between your vision and budget to bring your app idea to life!

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