How to Choose a Mobile App Development Company

September 15, 2015

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Getting around to developing a mobile app can be a hell of a task if you have one too many options and ideas to formulate. Despite the surge in the number of mobile development companies around the world, finding the right firm to work with can be quite tricky. How do you evaluate the potential partners? What criteria should you base your evaluations on? How are they going to deliver or work on your ideas? What form of development methodology do these companies follow? These and a lot other considerations will definitely be on your list.

One wrong decision in selecting the mobile app company, the entire development process will go for a toss, inevitably leading to delays in shipping, bad user experiences and buggy codes. And, not to forget the loss of thousands of dollars. To set you on the right track to find the right mobile app company, we have aggregated the most pertinent points to be considered.

  • Skills of the App Developers
    Now how can you gauge the skills or experience of the development team at a particular application development firm? The projects/ products portfolio lends a vital clue to this query. A well-experienced team will invariably create high-end products for their clients, reflecting in the work.
  • Ability to Ship on Time
    Can the mobile app development company meet deadlines, every single time? Are their processes agile enough to allow the fulfillment of stringent deadlines? Missed deliverables and deadlines are probably the most hard-hitting things in terms of costs and opportunities for your product launch. It is essential that you ensure the company you choose to partner with is able to meet your goals, on time.
  • References
    You probably would prefer seeing a list of clients the company has worked with and the kind of work they have done, which often sheds some light into the type of work, they can do. Client references become an integral part of the evaluation process as they can re-affirm the kind of services they received while working with your prospective firm.
  • Devices and Testing Platforms
    What are the devices and platforms that the android or iOS app developers work on? Are they aware of the latest developments in terms of software or hardware? What tools do the developers utilize to test the applications during and after deployment? These questions shed additional insights on the quality of the applications created.
  • Will it be a Custom or White label App?
    Depending on the requirements, some companies just tweak existing codes of a white label app. While this approach may be fine for some companies – apps to navigate around trade shows and the like can be white labeled for they have the same set of functionalities. However, there might be the need to engineer an application from scratch, to suit the specific technical or business process requirements.

The bottom line to selecting a team of  app developers in a mobile app company is to evaluate their past work, check references with some past and present clients and evaluate their pitches. These parameters will enable you in determining the capabilities of the Android app developers along with their build processes.


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