Mobile App Design and Development

Red C is an award-winning mobile app development agency based in the heart of Tech City, Shoreditch. We take the time to carry out detailed user research in order to implement innovative design and code outstanding custom-made mobile apps that streamline business processes. 

 

Our consultative approach provides impartial, strategic advice that aims to enhance and grow your business with a digital solution. Our team are fanatical about crafting crisp, cutting-edge graphics and creating a seamless user experience shaped around your customers.

Our expertise stretch from iOS, Android, and Windows, through to integrating backend databases, intuitive Content Management Systems and web service connections.

We understand that apps are the future of business, therefore, we offer an extensive range of bespoke services to optimise the internal running of your company. Our team are dedicated saving your company copious amounts of time and money by simplifying everyday tasks in the workplace. 

Whether you wish to mobilise your internal procedures, develop an entrepreneurial idea, motivate your employees or simply raise the profile of your brand - get in touch today! 

Watch our YouTube video to find out more about the way we work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP-RnCr5z0I

 
$25,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
1997
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London, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • 74 Great Eastern Street
    London, LND EC2A 3JL
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 
 
  • Sony
  • Save The Children
  • NHS
  • Thames Water
  • Barnardo’s
  • Ministry of Defence 
  • Spark Energy
  • Aston Martin
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Money 20/20
  • Vianet
  • Affinity Water
  • UNHCR
  • Centtrip

Sony

To keep up with the fast-paced technology and enhance their digital offering, Sony Mobile required Xperia Zone, their trade engagement portal for UK & EIRE, to be rebuilt in HTML5 for mobile optimisation. Additionally, the site needed an overall design refresh to bring it in line with Sony's new brand guidelines.

 

The main challenge was delivering the project in just three months, complete with

front-end content and a fully functional back-end system for measurement and reporting.

 

The new Xperia Zone launched with over 6,500 active users and mobile audience for the site has doubled, from 27% of the total visiting audience to 51%. Both the client and users have praised the new Xperia Zone for its premium look and feel, streamlined registration process and intuitive site navigation.

 

eCPD

Bart’s Health (NHS) required a dynamic system to facilitate up to date professional development within their team. As it stood, it was a manual process to ensure that up to 8 thousand members of staff were keeping up to date with the necessary training.

 

Red C designed and developed a content management service, providing an internal NHS e-learning platform. The app allows anybody to access the backend

system and create tests, modules, and courses for all staff to access, which are then approved by the administrators to encourage an open sourced e-learning environment.

 

eCPD has been extremely well received in the medical community and is helping to provide students with additional training across many different areas of speciality. Red C are preparing for 2 additional versions, including a version of this app dedicated to quality assurance.

 

IronFX

IronFX is the global leader in online trading. Red C designed and developed a slick dynamic app that alerts traders with up-to-date foreign exchange news and events.
 
The fast-paced native app allows incoming information from different feeds across various APIs.
 
Additionally we built a customised backend control panel which allows the client to enter their
own news.

Johnson & Johnson

Designed and built an iPad app to modernise their paper-based product catalogue used by their salesforce to present in labs and hospitals.

 

Red C created a sharp sales presenter app displaying the company's entire product catalogue. The information is stored locally and available offline. The client is able to update the content via the centralised backend Content Management System (CMS). The app also

syncs with the CMS when internet connection is available. 

 

The feedback has been excellent from the EMEA field-based salesforce. 

Reviews

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iOS Mobile App Dev for Art Gallery & Cultural Institution

“We hope to work with them further.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Red C London helped finalize and launch a mobile app for iOS. They assessed the existing code and executed the layout based on provided wireframes. They’re currently developing a complex in-app feature.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Ksenia Afonina
Manager, Grad London
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Red C London fine-tuned a nearly finished product and led it to a successful launch. Their team consists of talented professionals with a wealth of experience in app development. They’re flexible and work to accommodate strict deadlines. An effective management staff ensures proactive communication.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Since opening its first base in 2013 at London’s Fitzrovia, Grad has operated as a Kunsthalle, a platform and a forum for debate while researching, curating, commissioning and producing over a hundred critically-acclaimed projects. Equally known for its historical shows and contemporary exhibitions exploring urgent social realities, Grad instigates intellectual inquiry and builds connections between artists, individuals, and communities from different continents and cultures. Grad challenges cultural bias and preconceptions and champions an experimental interdisciplinary approach with a focus on new media and technologies. Grad's team is based in London and Moscow, but works and thinks internationally.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Red C London?

We needed a development firm to help us finalize an iOS app.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

While mostly developed by other companies, we hired Red C London to complete and polish our iOS app. This effort included evaluating our code and implementing existing wireframes.

The app is a digital art project which was launched during Art Night 2018. It is a collection of diverse digital narratives created by international artists, which Red C made available via the mobile phone app. To facilitate this, Red C London is developing an intricate file storing feature within the app. The feature will enable users to take photos, record sounds, and write text as they visit the art displays of various creatives. Once development is complete, we hope to work with them on creating an Android version.

What is the team composition?

We interact with their development director, a project manager, and a lead designer.

How did you come to work with Red C London?

I came across their website while searching for service providers. After looking through their references and portfolio, I decided to reach out to them. Their project manager got back to me promptly and we discussed the project further. The engagement evolved from there.

How much have you invested with them?

Our current contract value is around £25,000 (approximately $33,000 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

They started working on the app in May 2018 and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Red C London works within strict deadlines to deliver high-quality work. The app has launched, but they’re still adding new features and trying to decrease its file size. The current product received a reasonable number of downloads since the initial release.

How did Red C London perform from a project management standpoint?

All of our contacts are easy to communicate with and responsive. They update us on the project’s progress via phone and email. We also have regular meetings with their project manager.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re flexible and accommodating. It’s an unusual project, but they managed to gain an understanding of the requirements in a short amount of time. We hope to work with them further.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We should’ve considered optimizing the app’s file size much sooner.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They delivered the initial build slightly later than expected.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The app works well, but there are certain aspects we need to improve.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’d recommend them, but we only have a limited amount of experience working together.

iOS & Android Development for Relationship App Startup

"Red C London has shown a lot of creativity and felt as if they were a part of our team."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Located in close proximity to the client and recommended by word-of-mouth, Red C delivered an iOS and Android gamified relationship app. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Tim Dykes
Founder, Luvdup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

After just one day of being live on the app stores, the app garnered 200 downloads prior to any marketing efforts. Red C's talented and diverse technical team were spotlighted in this partnership.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We have developed a gamified relationship app called ‎Luvdup. I am the founder of the company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Red C London?

We didn't have the necessary skills in-house and needed an app developer.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Red C London developed our Android and iOS app.

How did you come to work with Red C London?

We looked at various developers we'd used in the past. Red C London was recommended to my partner through word of mouth. The location was an issue, and we preferred using a partner in London. We went through a selection process and selected Red C London as the best option.

How much have you invested with Red C London?

The cost of Red C London's work was between $50,000 and $200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with Red C London 18 months ago. The app has been in development for little over a year and was launched yesterday.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The app has only been live for one day and has around 200 downloads. We haven't heard a lot of feedback, but it's positive so far. The marketing launch will be started next week.

How did Red C London perform from a project management standpoint?

Red C London has shown a lot of creativity and felt as if they were a part of our team. They came up with ideas for improving our app, which has helped in developing our concept quite a bit.

What did you find most impressive about Red C London?

Beyond just technical development, Red C London has skills on the creative side and has been able to supply a diverse team for our app.

Are there any areas Red C London could improve?

Compared to other development companies I've worked with, Red C London was a bit black and white. On a couple of occasions, the app was developed completely against the plan, due to miscommunications. The results were not sensible in some parts, and it would have been nice if someone had spotted that, rather than carrying on with the development. To be fair, this is common with most developers, and Red C London is better than most on this side.

What tips or recommendations could you share that might increase the likelihood of success with Red C London?

There's a variety of skill sets within Red C London, from their principal to the development team. They have a positive and collaborative environment for working with clients.

Red C London has developed many apps, so we've been able to rely on them for plans around funding, launching, and marketing the product.

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

Drupal Development for Housing Charity

"They were very organized and were prompt at working through issues in a language that the layman could understand."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Red C was brought on to build a new website using the Drupal CMS [content management system] that would mirror this client's new brand and strategy initiative. Red C successfully delivered within scope and cost. They still manage the maintenance of this client's website.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
London, UK
Paul Gold
Communications Officer, Poplar HARCA
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project has recently completed and there currently aren't any success metrics. However, this client highlights Red C’s layman communication style and prompt approach to issues.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Poplar HARCA is a resident-led, award winning Housing and Regeneration Community Association in East London, with registered charity status. We started out in 1998. Since then, we’ve focused on providing homes and support to residents old and new, helping to create a place where people, communities, and businesses can grow and thrive. With our partners, we are currently leading an extensive place-shaping program for Poplar, attracting £2.1 billion [approx. US$2.6 billion] of investment to regenerate, build, and create opportunities for our community.

I’m the Communications Officer, responsible for digital media including company website, intranet, and social media channels.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Red C?

We recently launched a new brand identity to coincide with our latest 5 year strategic plan. Therefore, we needed a new website that not only reflected the new brand and communication style of the organization, but that would also meet our needs as we shifted channels, improved customer service, and supported the organizations goals over the next five years.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our branding agency had already consulted with staff and stakeholders to create a wireframe and design for the website. The task for Red C was to build the website based on these plans. They provided the Drupal CMS and coded the site to the specification we had provided.

How did you come to work with Red C?

We gathered recommendations internally and from external partners and peers in the housing sector. We then drew up a long list, who we contacted with our proposal. We then conducted interviews off of our shortlist based on their responses. We chose Red C as they were significantly better on price, and value for money was a key consideration. They also assured us that they could deliver the website within the tight deadline we initially provided, on a content management system we were already familiar with.

How much have you invested with Red C?

The project cost about £20,000 [US$ 26259.30].

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started on the 9th of March, 2016. We initially requested a launch date of April 29th, 2016. Due to unforeseen circumstances internally at Poplar HARCA, we pushed this back and launched the website on July 19th. Troubleshooting and debugging has continued since then. Red C is also responsible for maintenance and upgrading of the website going forward.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

The website was launched successfully, however it is too soon to have any data on visitor numbers or its effect on customer service.

What did you find most impressive about Red C?

They were very organized and were prompt at working through issues in a language that the layman could understand. This is not always the case with tech projects. They were also a friendly and approachable team, which helped the project run smoothly.

Are there any areas Red C could improve?

There were occasional instances where they went for a quick fix in order to match our design specifications, which didn’t always work. However, these were all very minor issues.

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

iOS Application for Event Advertising Startup

"Red C did everything I asked for. They also gave great suggestions to make the app better."

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

Red C provided development services to design and build an iOS-based mobile application from the ground up. When problems arose at launch, they performed corrections and relaunched free of charge. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Ben Crabbe
Founder, App Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Red C displayed great communication and development skills throughout the project. They worked at a competitive price and willingly performed corrections when necessary. The partnership is expected to continue as updates are considered. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I thought of an app for a free place for anyone to advertise events for disabled people. I'm recently disabled myself, and I couldn't find anywhere to identify sports and events I could take part in. 

What is your position?

I'm the creator and owner of the app.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Red C?

People didn't know where to advertise their events if they were holding them. I asked Red C to help me design and build an app so people would have a platform and place to advertise events, and they'd be easy to find and search for.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

It's just iOS. Hopefully, someday, I'll be able to get it in other app stores.

How did you come to work with Red C?

I Googled, and I was looking for a while. I did contact a few other people but it was hard to get a reply from many people. If I called or emailed 10 people, I'd only get three or four replies. I looked at Red C's work, and it looked good. Additionally, their pricing was better than others I talked to.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

All in all, $10,000 to $50,000 with some marketing costs involved as well.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

It's still quite early. We released the app in February [2016], and we had a few problems. We rereleased it in mid-March. I've had good reviews, but I'm struggling with the marketing. I'm trying to do it myself.

What distinguishes Red C from other providers?

Red C was always quick to reply. When the app went live and we had a few problems, they were quick to help me and didn't charge me.

Is there anything Red C could have improved or done differently?

No. Red C did everything I asked for. They also gave great suggestions to make the app better.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We were always on time. They gave me a timetable of when they were planning to get everything d Anything that got knocked back was right at the very end because of Christmas.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    That's one of the reasons I went with them. Their pricing was much better than other places that I spoke to. 
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I will continue to use them for upgrades on the app, too.

Field Application for Civil Engineering Company

"Red C can usually turn a project around in eight weeks. It's impressive. They're very flexible and quick."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
Project summary: 

Red C developed a custom monitoring system for water efficiency audits. This was essentially a calendar-based system optimized for tablets that allowed multiple teams to access crucial tracking information. 
 

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United Kingdom
Darta Jace
Contract Manager, Civil Engineering Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Red C has proven themselves in this and prior projects to be a powerful partner when deadlines are tight. They’ve shown the ability to turn around custom solutions quickly and communicate technical issues to non-technical team members successfully.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

I work for a company called PN Daly, a civil engineering company. We do many things but, currently, we work for water companies doing contract management anywhere from leakage to water efficiency and water main cleaning. 

What is your position?

I'm a contract manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Red C?

We're the first company to provide water efficiency audits. We needed to build a system to help us monitor and track it. 

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement in detail.

Red C helped us to build our system, which at its core is an online calendar. It's a web-based system where our field staff can actually access our app from iPads. We have four different streams of field teams. The system connects all the apps and the back-end as well. 

How did you come to work with Red C?

We had been using Red C already a few years before for some of our websites and other things. The reason we stay with them is that they're very quick to turn things around. If we win a new contract, which happens quite a lot, it's very important that if we need a new system built that we can get it done quickly. Red C can usually turn a project around in eight weeks. It's impressive. They're very flexible and quick.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

Our water efficiency system was £30,000 [approximately $43,800].

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What distinguishes Red C from other providers?

If you need a solution for something, Red C will come up with something and for a nontech person, they're great at communicating the details, so everybody understands what's going on.

Is there anything Red C could have improved or done differently?

When you work as a contractor, it's very important that somebody's available very early in case of issues. Our business starts at 7 a.m. Red C starts their day at 9 a.m., so that sometimes is an issue for us. 

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They're not that cheap.
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

App Suite Development for Healthcare Trust

"They're fun to work with, good designers, and take a lot of pride in what they do."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

Red C provided development services for a suite of mobile applications. This included iOS, Android, Windows and Web-based development. The applications function as an employee educational portal. 

The Reviewer
 
1001-5000 Employees
 
United Kingdom
J.E. Martin
Head of Education, Barts Health NHS Trust
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 


Red C’s work produced a significant productivity savings. They reduced the barriers to training, reaching compliance goals and significantly reducing cost. They proved themselves as effective, communicative partners. The first application was successfully released, and the project is ongoing. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

My organization is Barts Health NHS Trust, which is the biggest healthcare trust in the country [United Kingdom], with turnover of £1.1 billion and 15,500 employees. We work with organizations across the region and across the country. We needed a health system education platform rather than an organizational one.

What is your position?

I'm the head of education and director of academic health science.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Red C?

The initial goal was to reduce barriers to learning and to hit our requirements to achieve 90 percent compliance with statutory and mandatory training, which we've done. The secondary goal was to make the process of learning much more cost-effective, which again, we've done. We've had very significant productivity savings. The subsequent goals have been much more creative compared to what we can offer and bring to more people in an easier way.

SOLUTION

Can you go into more depth on the work that Red C provided you?

We have a suite of apps under development but the first one that's gone live is called eCPD, and it brings educational material through a portal to everyone across the health sector. The apps are available on iOS, Android, and Windows, and will shortly be accessible via the web as well.

Did you consider other companies, and how did you come to work with Red C?

Yes, we did. We went with Red C because they were cost-effective, and they had a very good reputation. We did a bit of due diligence around what they'd done before, and the acid test was that they were very customer friendly. They're very responsive and helpful.

Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in financial terms?

It was £50,000 to £200,000 [approximately $73,200 to $293,000] for the whole app suite.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What distinguishes Red C from other providers?

Again, Red C is very accessible, friendly, and responsive. They're fun to work with, good designers, and take a lot of pride in what they do.

Is there anything Red C could have improved or done differently?

I don't think there could have been anything better to date.

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