Developing Your Vision

Here at Foresight Mobile, we're an end-to-end mobile development agency. We work closely with founders, agencies and enterprises to design and develop digital experiences across iOS, Android and websites. We listen to the company’s personality to build an engaging mobile product that matters to your customers and matches your budget.

WIth over 10 years in the industry of mobile app development, we can bring your app ideas to fruition. At every stage of the product life cycle, we’re here to provide the guidance and experience necessary to make an engaging product that’s fit for market with measurable success.

MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT

  • Native iOS and Android development
  • Cross Platform development in React Native or Flutter
  • Cross Device Apple iOS and macOS development in Swift UI

macOS APP DEVELOPMENT

  • iOS / iPad to macOS porting
  • macOS Catalina support

STARTUP SUPPORT

  • CTO Support
  • Go to Market Strategy
  • MVP Development and Prototyping
  • Tech Evaluation
  • Outsourced Team Management

PRODUCT DESIGN

  • User Experience
  • Clickable Prototypes
  • Mobile and Web Design
  • Logo and Branding

NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES

  • Chatbots
  • AR / VR
  • Alexa / Google Home / Google Assistant
  • Internet of Things / IoT
 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2016
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Manchester, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • Manchester
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

APP DEVELOPMENT - BACKEND ARCHITECTURE - CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE - TEAM MANAGEMENT

Taking Social Offline

Friendrequest is a unique social app, focused on encouraging real-world friendships through shared interests and fun activities. Live data feeds provide real bookable events that can be shared with users, encouraging physical meet-ups and genuine relationships rather than online ‘followers’.

When

browsing profiles the user is presented with Smart Introduction Card, which considers the personality traits and interests of both users to showcase events and interests most likely to engage the user.

A Successful Engagement

Foresight were initially engaged during the prototyping stage of the product to manage the iOS development, as the size of the project proved to be overwhelming to the current staff. After a period of training and re-architecture the app development was brought back on-track and delivered to expectations.

Foresight also designed the production architecture and deployed the back-end functionality to Google Cloud Services using Kubernetes Engine. This provided a cost-effective solution during development as hardware could be shared among development and staging environments. During product the architecture was updated to ensure scaleability and enhance security.

Clothes Doctor

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT - ORDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE - TEAM MANAGEMENT

Delivering a Successful Business

Clothes Doctor is an award-winning digital startup offering clothing repairs and alterations to the whole of the UK. London customers can also make use of a personal concierge service to pick up and drop off their clothes. Clothes Doctor have received numerous accolades including The Good

Web Guide’s ‘Really Useful’ award, as well as praise from The Guardian, Evening Standard, and The Independent among others.

Clothes Doctor was founded in 2017 with a sustainable ethos - to encourage people to repair and maintain the garments they already have. Aiming to tackle clothing waste and tap into the £53bn fashion industry, Clothes Doctor aims to be the UK’s largest wardrobe maintenance service. Clothes Doctor has performed over 2500 repair and reworking services and has over 150 4-star/5-star Google and TrustPilot reviews.

Efficiencies through Technology

At the heart of the Clothes Doctor business is the bespoke order management system, developed by Foresight Mobile using the Vaadin Java web app framework. The system is used continuously by the back-office and operations staff and manages all parts of the business including order management, fulfilment, invoicing, re-marketing and reporting.

APP DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT - BACKEND ARCHITECTURE - CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE - TEAM MANAGEMENT

Managing Success

In early 2017 entrepreneurs and founders Jessica and Raquelle Gracie approached Foresight Mobile to assist them with their unfinished and over-budget mobile app. This initial consultancy phase produced a clear roadmap to App Store readiness, driving value from their offshore development team and

providing the confidence the founders needed to launch successfully.

Since the the launch of the app we have taken on the CTO role for Yogassential, transitioning away from the original developer. We continue to assist with development as well as introducing the founders and their booking technology to new markets and opportunities.

Usability By Design

Yogassential allows you to seamlessly book a yoga teacher at a time and place that suits you. An effortless and simple way to practice yoga on your terms. The native iOS app a joy to use and delivers excellent conversion rates through its straightforward booking and payment process.

Reviews

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Web & Software Dev for Clothing Maintenance Company

"...Foresight had a wealth of technical experience that we could make great use of going forward."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Foresight Mobile spearheaded the completion of a web platform and developed a custom order management system. The business and the client collaborated on a shared GitHub account and communicated on Slack.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
CEO, Clothing Maintenance Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Foresight delivered a sophisticated order management system that has required little ongoing support. They understand the client's vision and needs, resulting in a product that's fit for purpose. The team exhibited a strong cultural alignment with the client and was collaborative and transparent.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We provide clothing maintenance services, products and advice to customers globally. I am the Founder and CEO

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Foresight Mobile?

We had hired a small agency to complete our initial website for but this was currently way behind schedule for delivery. Foresight came on board to take the website over the finish line and ensure a quality delivery from the original agency. Subsequent to finishing the website we used Foresight to manage our offshore developers and to develop our bespoke order management system.

What were your goals for this project?

We initially needed an MVP website to validate our business ideas and experiment with updates to increase sales performance. The MVP website produced basic email orders however, which couldn’t scale with the business.

As a result Foresight designed and produced a bespoke order management platform based on the Vaadin platform, which accepted orders from various sources and organised the process right through to reporting.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were impressed with the turnaround time getting the original agency into shape and felt that Foresight had a wealth of technical experience that we could make great use of going forward.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

Foresight Mobile both managed our offshore web developers and developed a bespoke order management system in-house. The order management system manages many aspects of the business including marketing automation, order management, fulfilment, reporting and customer relationships.

What was the team composition?

Gareth (CTO, Foresight Mobile) worked great as an extended member of our London-based team, heading up all the technical aspects of the business and leading his in-house developers. It’s been helpful to have the comfort of a permanent point of contact while also having the capability to scale-up the team during periods where we’ve needed more development time.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

Given the complexity of the order management system we have in place it’s been impressive how little ongoing support we’ve required from the team at Foresight. They did a great job of understanding our requirements at various points in the project, which has resulted in a system that’s fit for purpose and a joy to use.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

Before development spikes we have had helpful planning sessions and collaborate on designs and features. During the development process we have had full access to Foresight’s GitHub account, which is really helpful for transparency and structured communication.

Their Kanban board was easy to get to grips with and I could see progress on a daily basis, as well as discuss features with the developers directly. We use Slack for general communication throughout the organisation and Foresight’s team have been helpful and responsive throughout.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Compared to the previous agency, Foresight were much easier to communicate with. We had a strong cultural alignment and bounced ideas off one another during our ideation phase. Their development process is very collaborative and transparent, so I always felt in control of direction and spend.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There’s nothing I can think of to highlight at the moment. Our relationship has been very good so far, and we hope to continue moving forward with them.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.5 NPS
    Willing to refer

Compliance and Financial Tracking Solution Dev for Mobile Publisher

"I’ve been really impressed by the breadth of knowledge within Foresight Mobile."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Foresight Mobile provided maintenance and support for legal compliance and financial tracking systems. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Martin Oakden
Lead Producer, EA Chillingo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The systems have performed capably and haven't generated any complaints from their millions of users. Foresight Mobile has provided thoughtful solutions to tricky technical issues. They're a communicative and reliable team.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the lead producer at EA Chillingo, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts publishing third-party mobile content from independent developers. I oversee all aspects of all our projects including our vendor relationships.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Foresight Mobile?

We have an existing legal compliance SDK in our mobile games, which ensures legal compliance for millions of users of all ages across the globe. As the laws and restrictions differ throughout the world, this is a surprisingly complicated undertaking and requires constant maintenance as laws change. We also have an existing bespoke financial and back-office platform that needs to be maintained.

What were your goals for this project?

We need exceptional uptime for the backend systems and good turnaround times for our SDK updates.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Foresight Mobile had great experience in the technical areas we needed, despite the disparate requirements. We also had an existing relationship with the founder from previous engagements.

Describe the project in detail.

Foresight provides ongoing maintenance and support to our legal compliance system, which comprises of multiple SDKs supporting Android, iOS, Unity and Adobe AIR. These SDKs are supported by a Kubernetes backend running on Google Cloud Platform. They also maintain and support our bespoke financial tracking system, which was developed using Vaadin and Java.

What was the team composition?

Gareth (Director, Foresight Mobile) has been the sole point of contact for the project and has always been very responsive. We know that he has resources to scale up development if required, but so far we’ve had an ongoing requirement for a single developer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The legal compliance SDK has been used by millions of customers and so far we’ve not had any complaints regarding performance. Operation within China behind the GFW has been somewhat challenging, but Gareth and his team have provided innovative and straightforward solutions to these difficulties that have had a real impact on the success of the games.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Our communication is generally email and Skype-based. Overall I’ve been impressed with the timeliness of responses from the team and we’ve worked together to discuss challenges and solutions.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I’ve been really impressed by the breadth of knowledge within Foresight, both regarding mobile software development and cloud devops. Their solutions to the infrastructure and access problems in China were impressive and measurable, and we’ve had great success so far. Considering the scope of the project the maintenance has been very cost-effective.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I wish I could add something here, but any bumps we experienced were always worked out.

5.0
Overall Score A quality, reliable, professional service at competitive costs.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    All tasks have been planned in and delivered on or ahead of schedule.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Costs are competitive
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The SDK maintained meets the requirements and has presented no live issues to date.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    The quality and reliability I have experience make Foresight Mobile easy to recommend.