How to choose your development company?
Got a great app idea for your business, but no knowledge in mobile app development? Not a problem!!! All you need to do is to find the right app developer for that brilliant idea. Yes, there are many companies which offer mobile app development services. But selecting the right mobile app development company is quite a challenging task.
Simple ideas can turn into phenomenally successful applications, if done in a proper way. Here are 3 valuable tips to support your research in finding the right mobile application development company:
Look for Portfolio
Mobile app development technologies change at a rapid pace. Look for companies that have a wide portfolio, even if they are not into the business for a long period of time. Companies experienced with developing apps across multiple categories are highly sought after. As they have the experience, you won’t need to spend time in explaining them the obvious. Once you can get your idea through them, they pour in their expertise to provide you a great app.
It is quite a possibility that the companies you have shortlisted might not have developed apps using those features which you are seeking to have in your application. In such situations you can test the skills of mobile app developers by taking them on a pilot test.
For those of you who are new to pilot testing, here is what it means. You give a sample project to the development team to complete it in a specific time. For example, if you are seeking to develop a logistics app for tracking your transportation vehicles through mobile devices. You can ask the shortlisted companies to give you a sample user interface of the app before you finalise the project with them. This way you can gauge the capabilities of developers in areas which are essential for your specific app.
Typically, companies do not charge for carrying out the pilot test, however even if some companies do charge, it is strongly advisable to pay a nominal price for the pilot test and choose the best talent. Pilot test will be good decision as it will help to find the best talent before hiring any firm rather finding later that your chosen company lacks the resources to execute your project with desired quality standard.
Arrange Meetings with Developers
Often companies finalise their projects after having a satisfactory discussion with the marketing team. The marketing executive then passes project details to the project manager; thereafter you are required to communicate with the project manager only.
Prior to meeting with the project manager or the developers, ensure you of two things. One, that they understand your language thereby ruling out the chances of communicate challenges later on. And the other, when you discuss project details with the developers or the project manager, you get an inkling of the customer servicing and the professionalism of that company.
Following the above tips will help you to find the right mobile app development company according to your requirements.