Web, ecommerce & Android app development for Northampton

Why choose New Media Aid?
We develop complex web apps, Android apps and ecommerce websites and have provided low cost, bespoke app development services since the year 2000 - only 33 miles from Northampton, Northamptonshire. The development cost of a bespoke Android app, web app or ecommerce website for organisations in Northamptonshire will usually be between £2,000 and £5,000.

We develop bespoke, responsive, mobile-friendly web apps and e-commerce websites as well as cutting-edge Android apps for organisations ranging from multi-national blue chip organisations to SMEs in Northampton, Northamptonshire.

We keep abreast of all the latest trends and technologies in web app development, ecommerce website design and bespoke Android app development to make sure we offer the most advanced, secure and robust application solutions for our clients in Northampton, Northamptonshire.

Useless fact
As well as being the distance in miles from Northampton to our app development office in Hitchin, 33 is also the Newton scale temperature at which water boils. You too will be boiling mad if you don't chose New Media Aid to develop your bespoke Android app or web app..


Useful Android app developers term of the day: Animations / Transitions

Android animations and transitions are visual effects that can be applied to the user interface (UI) elements in an Android app to make it more visually appealing and engaging for the users.

Animations are used to create motion effects, such as fading, scaling, rotating, or moving an element in the UI. These can be used to provide feedback to the user, guide their attention, or create a sense of continuity between UI changes. Animations in Android can be achieved through various techniques, such as property animations, view animations, or drawable animations.

Transitions, on the other hand, are used to define the motion and behavior of UI elements when they appear, disappear, or move from one screen to another. For example, a transition could be used to smoothly move from one activity to another or to animate the transition between fragments. Transitions can be created using the Android Transition framework, which provides pre-built transition types and allows developers to create custom transitions as well.

Both animations and transitions can greatly enhance the user experience in an Android app, making it feel more polished and professional. However, it's important to use them judiciously and not overdo it, as too many animations or transitions can become distracting or annoying to the user.


Android animations and transitions are important aspects of creating engaging and interactive user interfaces in Android applications. Animations are used to bring dynamic and responsive elements to user interfaces, while transitions are used to smoothly move between different screens or states of an application.

There are several types of animations available in Android, including property animations, view animations, and drawable animations. Property animations are used to animate the properties of an object, such as its position, rotation, or scale. View animations are used to animate the appearance or disappearance of a view, such as fading in or out. Drawable animations are used to animate the properties of a drawable, such as the alpha value or color.

Transitions, on the other hand, are used to define the way in which one screen or state of an application transitions to another. Some common types of transitions include slide, fade, and explode. These transitions can be applied to activities, fragments, and shared elements.

To create animations and transitions in Android, developers can use the Animation and Transition APIs provided by the Android framework. These APIs provide a wide range of options for creating custom animations and transitions, including the ability to define animation sequences, customize animation timing and duration, and add animation listeners.

Additionally, there are several third-party libraries available for Android developers that provide additional animation and transition options, such as Lottie for creating complex animations and TransitionX for creating custom transitions.

Overall, animations and transitions are important tools for creating engaging and intuitive user interfaces in Android applications, and can greatly enhance the user experience.

App developers utilize Android animations and transitions to enhance the user experience in their applications. These visual effects can help create a more engaging and polished interface that captures the attention of users.

When app developers incorporate animations and transitions, it can make the app feel more responsive and intuitive. For instance, when a user taps on a button, the app can provide immediate feedback by animating the button to appear pressed down. Additionally, when a user swipes between different screens in an app, a transition animation can help create a sense of continuity and flow.

App developers can use a variety of animations and transitions in their applications. One popular type is the "activity transition," which is used when switching between different screens or activities within an app. These transitions can include sliding, fading, or zooming effects that add a sense of depth and dimensionality to the user interface.

Another popular animation is the "view animation," which is used to animate individual elements within an activity, such as buttons, images, or text. App developers can use these animations to draw attention to important information or create a sense of playfulness in their applications.

App developers can also use "property animations" to create more complex animations that involve changing the properties of an object over time. For instance, an app developer could create an animation where a button grows in size when it is tapped, or where an image gradually fades in and out of view.

Beyond adding visual interest to an application, animations and transitions can also help improve usability. By using animations to provide feedback to the user, app developers can help prevent errors and improve the overall user experience. For example, when a user attempts to drag an element outside of its designated area, the app could use an animation to snap the element back into place, preventing the user from accidentally losing their work.

App developers must strike a balance between using animations and transitions effectively and avoiding overuse. Too many animations can be distracting or slow down the app's performance, causing frustration for users. However, when used judiciously, animations and transitions can help create a more enjoyable and intuitive user experience.

In conclusion, app developers have a wide range of tools available to them to create engaging and polished user interfaces, including Android animations and transitions. By using these visual effects in their applications, app developers can enhance the user experience and improve the usability of their apps. When used appropriately, animations and transitions can create a more immersive and enjoyable user experience, helping to keep users engaged and coming back for more.



Crimes reported in Northampton
Our custom app development prices are criminally low, but not as criminal as these events recently reported in Northampton.

Why are we showing recent crimes in Northampton Northamptonshire?
We are showing a few example crimes for Northampton reported in Jan 2024 to demonstrate how we can integrate data from external web service APIs. As expert software engineers we specialise in developing complex bespoke web apps which integrate with other cloud-based systems and data-sets!

bicycle theft
  • Supermarket (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • The Nurseries (Under investigation)
  • Woolmonger Street (Under investigation)
  • Supermarket (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Court Road (Awaiting court outcome)
burglary
  • Church Lane (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Marriott Street (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Essex Terrace (Under investigation)
  • Cromwell Street (Under investigation)
  • Agnes Road (Under investigation)
criminal damage arson
  • Ardington Road (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Kingsley Gardens (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Hospital (Local resolution)
  • Junction Road (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Elizabeth Street (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
drugs
  • Henry Bird Way (Under investigation)
  • Malthouse Close (Under investigation)
  • Further/higher Educational Building (Under investigation)
  • Malthouse Close (Under investigation)
  • Further/higher Educational Building (Under investigation)
other theft
  • Fort Place (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • The Drive (Under investigation)
  • Lower Thrift Street (Under investigation)
  • Ethel Street (Under investigation)
  • Grove Road (Under investigation)
possession of weapons
  • Swan Street (Under investigation)
  • Upper Mounts (Under investigation)
  • Court Road (Under investigation)
  • Woolmonger Street (Under investigation)
  • Nightclub (Under investigation)
public order
  • St Paul's Road (Under investigation)
  • Military Road (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • St Giles' Terrace (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Bedford Place (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Theatre/concert Hall (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
robbery
  • Market Square (Under investigation)
  • Exeter Place (Under investigation)
  • Thenford Mews (Under investigation)
  • Bouverie Street (Under investigation)
  • South Street (Under investigation)
shoplifting
  • Supermarket (Awaiting court outcome)
  • Parkwood Street (Under investigation)
  • Supermarket (Under investigation)
  • Woolmonger Street (Under investigation)
  • Nightclub (Under investigation)
theft from the person
  • Adelaide Street (Under investigation)
  • Fish Street (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Further/higher Educational Building (Under investigation)
  • Spencer Parade (Under investigation)
vehicle crime
  • Supermarket (Under investigation)
  • Parking Area (Under investigation)
  • Marriott Street (Under investigation)
  • Woolmonger Street (Under investigation)
  • Wynyates Court (Under investigation)
violent crime
  • Monks Park Road (Unable to prosecute suspect)
  • Hospital (Unable to prosecute suspect)
  • Florence Road (Investigation complete; no suspect identified)
  • Ardington Road (Unable to prosecute suspect)
  • Parking Area (Under investigation)
other crime
  • Northcote Street (Awaiting court outcome)
  • Victoria Gardens (Awaiting court outcome)
  • Shopping Area (Under investigation)
  • Louise Road (Unable to prosecute suspect)
  • Military Road (Awaiting court outcome)
We are only 33 miles from Northampton