Best Selling App Developers
Isoperla make chart topping, high quality native apps for iOS and Android. Right now one of our apps will be No. 1, or thereabouts, in a at least one app store major market and at least one category. We can say this with confidence as it has been the case since 2012.
We created Bird Song Id, one of the world's top selling mobile reference apps. This app identifies bird species from songs picked out of the air using the device microphone, like Shazam for birds. It was the first of its kind in the world, The Times Newspaper called it an 'astonishingly sophisticated piece of software'.
We make products for other people too. Isoperla work with companies, academic institutions, charities and individual entrepreneurs.
We keep things simple and agile, breaking projects down into weekly sprints. We agree with a client what is contained in a sprint before it starts. At the end of each sprint we deliver a working prototype. The client reviews the prototype and providing all is good we move on to the next sprint.
We have a comprehensive understanding of the technologies underpinning Apple and Google mobile platforms, and use a blend of agile and traditional techniques to build robust well architected software. We have our own highly functional application framework which supports seamless server integration, data synchronisation, mapping, geolocation and custom user interface controls.
Isoperla are based in Weston-super-mare in the South-West of England (UK) giving us excellent access to the tech hubs of Bristol, Bath and Exeter. The company was formed in 2007 after receiving a regional innovation award in association with Bath Spa University and Bath University's Ventures Innovation Centre. The award was to help develop a new generation of software for mobile devices. Since then we have become an international collaborative network of software engineers, content providers, image specialists, graphics designers and translators.
Mobile 360° Video
We make 360° mobile video players for Thrillpic.
The underlying 360° component library is coded in C++ for maximum speed and efficiency and gives a full immersive 360° experience. The library runs on both iOS and Android. If you want to know more about 360° video components we can put you in touch with Thrillpic.
We create apps for people with a need for dynamic maps.
The problem with maps on mobile devices is that once the density of map points goes beyond a certain point the map becomes sluggish. We address this by dropping in points on the fly as a user drills down into an area of the map.
Making money selling apps is not easy, they are difficult to create and there is a huge amount of competition.
There are upwards of two million apps on the Apple app store, and another two million on the Android Google Play app store.
Apple sell around $20 billion worth of apps a year. $1,000 per app. But most are free or sell nothing.
The fact is there are only a few apps that make money, but those apps make a lot of it.
The key factor when it comes to developing a best selling app is that it does something useful and original.
You can make an app as pretty as you like, but unless it does something new, practical and helpful, it is unlikely to sell many copies.
Isoperla led the development of automatic recognition of wildlife using quantitative statistics and machine learning.
Wild Flower Id has automatic recognition of flowers from user photographs. We have over 10 years experience in this area and lead a dynamic team in delivering robust products to hundreds of thousands of customers.
We tend to work at the technical end of software engineering. Functions such as audio, visual or facial recognition need code that is close to the machine, as does 360° video .
Many times this means using C or C++ which has the added advantage of running on both iOS and Android. We also use Swift, Objective-C and Java of course for more every day functions.
We often model quantitative statistical methods using R before implementing. Modelling helps us choose the right method and test it rigorously before committing it to code.
We create Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to back end servers and repositories, typically using Apache, PHP and SQL databases, but we use other architectures too.