App Development

Want cutting edge without cutting corners? We’re your app developer.

Whether your app is your business – like Uber and Airbnb – or simply critical to it, here’s your dilemma.

You need an app that’s at the tech and UX bleeding edge. But you want an app developer with bags of know-how and old-school service values. Well, consider your dichotomy resolved.


Built-for-purpose app development. Your purpose.

Booking apps. Portal apps. Business support apps. You name it, we’ll build an app for it. More specifically, you name the problem and we’ll build the app that solves it.

With over 30 years’ business and design experience, that’s the starting point for everything we do. We scope and conceive every app from scratch to solve your specific problem.

We’ll then throw all of our considerable in-house app development and UX smarts at creating a custom app that’s as agile and user friendly as it is stable and robust.

Nail it first time

Bespoke, native UI and cross platform app development

The era of app development; app developers & designers that can transform an industry or create a whole new one overnight is here. Game changing ideas that drop like a hydrogen bomb and change the landscape in days, not years. We build mobile and web apps which deliver highly customised functionality and will scale with your business.


Mobile apps that build an engaged community

Instagram’s native mobile app has created a community of over 400 million photo and video sharing fanatics. Likewise Spotify & Uber have quickly become an imperative tool in everyday people’s lives. If you are looking to provide a user-friendly interface and leverage native device functionality with superior mobile connectivity, let’s talk native mobile apps.

Let’s talk mobile apps

Web apps that scratch an itch

Think Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter – great examples of web apps we can’t live without. If you want to provide real time information and leverage touch based mobile interactions to better engage your customers or replace outdated systems, web apps are for you.

Show me what web apps can do


Why turn to app development?

A well crafted app offers:

  • Better personalisation by leveraging behaviour, interests and location data
  • Native conventional user behaviour
  • In-app and push notifications which reap higher click through rates than email
  • Gives you access to native device features such camera, GPS and contacts
  • Real-time information served to all users across any device
  • Speed of information delivery, app data is stored on the device for native apps and browser stored in web apps
  • Superior integration with social apps to effortlessly share content with a network
  • Perform one rich task which reduces design and infrastructure clutter

In an increasingly flooded marketplace just being there isn’t enough.

Our apps are built on best in breed technology. Fast. Habitual. Real time.

No outsourcing, templates or cutting corners.

While app development and tech is always changing (by the way, our app developers use React, the world heavyweight champion of app development technologies), we’re in this for the long haul.

We want to be your long-term digital marketing and branding partner, so you can expect a positively old-fashioned approach to customer care.

That means you’ll have a local account manager who, like our app developers, is based in our Perth offices. It’s just one of the reasons why our app development process feels as easy as our apps.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s our app development process?

Research – Our app team delve head first into understanding your projects – who, what, when and why. We look to extract your key value proposition, the competitive nature of your industry and really get a strong hold of the behaviours and tendencies of your intended user.

Technology Roadmap – Time to go all techie. Our team find the best technical solutions to power your app idea. We help you choose the right framework and 3rd party software that’s going to support your business objectives and set up foundations that will ensure the sustainability of your app.

Prototype – Our UX specialists flesh out how your app will work and give purpose to each screen and function. Wireframes will focus on the user experience to ensure the app inherits a clean and intuitive user-interface. Prototypes will be put through their paces and user road blocks uncovered.

Design – The visual design is injected to make sure your online brand is hard hitting, professional and memorable. A creative and sleek design desirable to the intended market of users. Our app designers forge out a creative design reflective of your brand values and vision, you give full sign-off before we plunge into the development phase.

Build – Front-end app developers start to produce the responsive app architecture using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Back-end programmers integrate the 3rd party systems, API’s and Firebase’s real-time sync database to bring the user stories and business requirements together. Our lean and modular code is quality assessed by a technical QA before being released to you in a staging environment review process.

Test – Each app development project follows a strict testing plan. Every feature or enhancement is a separate sprint with a dedicated team of QA’s, engineers and project managers. After release, you will be able to test drive the app yourself to put our work through its paces. Descriptive client feedback is encouraged.

Deploy – Distl will guide you through the set-up and optimisation of your production environment. The app will be deployed on Amazon Web Services, followed by further stress and performance testing to ensure the app is running smoothly. We guide you through Google Play and App Store marketplaces. A bug free warranty period is activated, along with optional support and conversion rate optimisation services.

What is our technical app ecosystem?

  • JavaScript
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • NodeJS
  • React
  • React Native
  • AngularJS
  • Firebase
  • Mandrill
  • Amazon Web Services