Design

Desktop app design services

We design powerful and easy-to-follow desktop applications.

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A desktop application is a computer program that operates on a desktop or laptop computer. Unlike web apps that require internet access, desktop apps allow users to perform tasks offline and often provide a faster response with more powerful processing.
Our desktop application design services are all about creating bespoke, user-centric designs. We deliver designs that align flawlessly with your operating system, adapting to your screen size for a seamless user experience.
Our aim is to provide a visually captivating, custom-made design that satisfies your specific needs and enhances usability and interaction.
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Our expertise
Our team has designed over 40 desktop applications with messengers, management systems, and time trackers among them.
During the desktop app design process, we run user and market research to make the UI familiar to users and compatible with the operating system’s guidelines.
We establish a clear layout and make the created desktop application design interactive to provide customers with intuitive and easy-to-use digital products.
Cost and terms
Please note that maximum time frame and cost can vary based on the project type and scope.
Cost
$5,000–$10,000+
Timeline
3–4 weeks

We follow these steps to create a desktop application design catered to the client’s preference

  • 1
    Crafting a project mind map and low-fidelity wireframes for complex workflows.
  • 2
    Developing 2–3 screens, designing select UI elements, or making a prototype to establish the aesthetic style.
  • 3
    Generating a comprehensive desktop app design and customizing it to accommodate the specific screen dimensions.
  • 4
    Collaborating with the client to review the final visuals and implement necessary enhancements.

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Reviews from our clients:

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FAQ

What industries tend to use desktop software?
This type of software isn’t directly connected to the browser, so it provides a higher level of data security than other types of digital products. That’s why it is widely used in healthcare: Health records and hospital management systems are the most common use cases. Also, finance and governmental institutions often use this type of application for document management, banking, performance tracking, and other purposes.
A desktop app vs web app: Which one is better?
Desktop and web applications both have their advantages and disadvantages. Web services can be accessed from any place on the globe, and they don’t need to be installed on devices with certain parameters and a suitable amount of internal memory. These are the main advantages of web apps. On the other hand, desktop software provides a high level of data security and unlimited access to the device’s hardware like a camera, microphone, or printer. These features make the latter an attractive option for creating software like text, video, or image editors, management systems, and messengers.
How much does the desktop design cost?
We usually estimate the price of each project individually. The final price depends on the number of features we need to add to the software and the number of iterations required to complete it. The average price of building a desktop product in Ronas IT ranges from $5,000 to $10,000. Don’t hesitate and get a free estimate from an in-house analyst.
Do you only design interfaces, or can you develop them as well?
As Ronas IT is a full-stack software development company, UI/UX design is not the only service we provide. Except for bringing bright desktop design ideas to life, we develop web and mobile applications for startups and businesses, which means that our team is ready to create a compelling interface design, develop it, and maintain it after the project work is finished.
How long does the desktop application design process typically take?
The timeframe for designing a desktop application can vary significantly depending on the complexity of the project. However, you can typically expect the process to range from a few weeks to several months.
How does the prototyping process work?
The prototyping process in desktop application design involves creating a working model of the application, used to test functionality and gather feedback. This often includes creating a sequence of screens to simulate user interaction with the interface before it is fully developed.
Will the desktop app design be compatible with future operating system updates?
We ensure compatibility with future OS updates by using scalable and adaptable design principles. However, depending on the extent of the updates, occasional modifications might be necessary. We offer ongoing support to help manage these updates.
Can you provide a desktop application design and also develop a complete desktop application?
Yes, we do offer full development services for desktop applications. The cost typically ranges between $40,000 and $50,000, depending on the complexity and specific requirements of the project. This price includes both the design and the development aspects of the application.
50+ developers in an independent team
17+ years of experience
1,500+ projects
60% repeat customers
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