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Our team specializes in building testable and reliable Android applications using the Kotlin programming language and the Functional Programming paradigm.

The Android Platform

Android is a mobile platform created and maintained by Google powering millions of devices from different manufacturers across the world. It provides high-level retro-compatibility and adapts to most modern UI and UX patterns by their Material Design Guidelines and components. The ecosystem of tools and libraries is huge given the health of the open source community worldwide. If you own, or want to kickoff a product business or service, you will most likely want an Android application to help meet your goals.

47 Degrees provides

Why choose 47 Degrees?

Keeping up with new releases and enhancements for Android can be difficult. The ecosystem grows rapidly, and the plethora of devices running on Android increases over time, making development even more challenging. The abundance of new patterns, tools, and libraries, both official and unofficial, can cause codebases to struggle when it comes to testability and resilience.

Here are a few areas where our engineers can help:

  • Migrate from Java to Kotlin

While many companies have either migrated or began their migration already, there’s always legacy code that needs to be kept under control. Legacy means tech debt ultimately translates to resources your company could invest somewhere more profitable. By migrating legacy code to a language that’s more expressive, concise, and adaptable to modern tooling like Kotlin, you can alleviate many legacy problems and focus on what’s important for your business.

  • Enhance your development process from the inside

Our engineers seamlessly embed with your teams, and can help mentor your team on, and implement, best practices in the development process, like code modularization, testing, code reviews, automation, and continuous integration.

  • Bootstrap delivery

Our engineers are highly prepared to shortcut bureaucracy, communication, and delivery across the board. By taking full accountability for the product, participating in every required meeting to detect and shortcut communication issues where needed, and apply automation to bootstrap your development and code integrity pipelines using Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.

  • Transition to Functional Programming

If you’re interested in taking advantage of the benefits that the Functional Programming paradigm provides, our team of experts have years of experience across a variety of different languages. Use FP to leverage determinism, predictability, and testability on your applications, strengthen your code boundaries, and to constrain responsibilities using the Arrow open source library.

  • Adopt new Android frameworks

We can assist with modernizing your application using newly introduced Android frameworks like the Jetpack suite.

  • Adapt your app to the newest UI/UX Material Design Guidelines

Material Design guidelines represent the official Google Android team’s proposal for UI and UX across the platform. Making apps that accurately follow the guidelines is not always easy. It requires extensive knowledge of available components, theming and styling, animations, transitions, and more to make everything fit together and achieve a concise and minimalistic result. 47 Degrees is lucky to have engineers who are highly-skilled with UI and UX patterns and will help make your app shine.

  • Angie's List Case Study

    The Engineering team at Angie’s List knew that they needed to transition their site to a more modern, flexible and performance-based framework like Scala. Their rapid growth was not compatible with the current .Net legacy stack and they were finding the infrastructure to be inflexible, slow, and lacking the usability they required to move forward. When they needed specific expertise from highly experienced Scala developers for the transition, the team turned to 47 Degrees.

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  • Mark Brewer

    Increasingly, organizations demand web applications that are resilient, interactive, scalable and even-driven to meet end user expectations. Reactive applications like these require sophisticated tools and middleware to build, deploy and manage them. The team at 47 Degrees has demonstrated impressive creativity and vision in this new space of reactive applications and we’re thrilled to have a working partnership as they continue to help build forward thinking web and mobile applications with Scala, Play Framework and Akka.

    • - Mark Brewer
    • CEO, Lightbend

Need to power up your Android development?

If you are interested in bootstrapping the delivery of your Android apps, our team can help. Get in touch with us today.