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A Guide to Hire a Mobile App Development Company

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A company that is looking at developing an app has three options – in-house development, outsource to freelance app designers through online portals or outsource to development shops. Let’s review the points in favour and against each option.

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A Guide to Hire a Mobile App Development Company

  1. 1. A GUIDE TO HIRE A MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT COMPANY A COMPANY THAT IS LOOKING AT DEVELOPING AN APP HAS THREE OPTIONS – IN-HOUSE DEVELOPMENT, OUTSOURCE TO FREELANCE APP DESIGNERS THROUGH ONLINE PORTALS OR OUTSOURCE TO DEVELOPMENT SHOPS. LET’S REVIEW THE POINTS IN FAVOUR AND AGAINST EACH OPTION.
  2. 2. 1. IN-HOUSE MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT The advantage of hiring an in-house team of app developers is that it provides a more controlled environment. The disadvantages of in-house app designers include the additional expense of bringing on a new team on the payroll, the time-consuming process of development, which requires significant supervision, and the issues with scaling up or down to manage the requirement for specialized skills whenever it is needed.
  3. 3. 2. OUTSOURCING TO FREELANCERS THROUGH ONLINE PORTALS While websites such as Upwork and Freelancer make it easy to outsource to a freelance app developer at an affordable price, it comes with a high degree of uncertainty as one cannot be 100% sure of the work quality. Finding the right match is often a process of hit or miss as project failure rates are significantly high on these sites.
  4. 4. 3. OUTSOURCING TO MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES The ideal solution is to hire mobile app development companies with a local presence, but ideally, one that has a pool of experts at an off-shore location. Besides helping to keep the development cost significantly lower than in- house or local development, there’s the advantage of project management within US working hours and a point of contact who can be easily reached always.
  5. 5. WHAT TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A APP DEVELOPMENT COMPANY? How does one identify whether a potential hire or app design company follows the expected standards or industry best practices? We provide guidelines on what to ask, to ensure that the person or company has the right skillset and experience in developing successful apps.
  6. 6. 1. WHAT CODING STANDARDS DO YOU FOLLOW? Experienced mobile app development companies work with web application frameworks that are equipped with all the necessary tools for maintaining coding standards.
  7. 7. 2. WHAT STEPS DO YOU TAKE TO MAKE THE APPLICATION SCALABLE, SECURE AND ROBUST? Scalability, Security and UI and UX of a mobile app are major components that play a role in determining its success.
  8. 8. 3. WHAT DESIGN PROCESS AND PRACTICES DO YOU FOLLOW? Since good UX is essential to the success of an app, the design process that the mobile app development companies follow should focus on understanding the user needs and providing the best solutions.
  9. 9. 4. WHAT PROCESS DO YOU FOLLOW FOR CUSTOMER VERIFICATION? Security breaches, spam and scams can affect the user experience and result in poor customer retention.
  10. 10. 5. WHAT IS THE TYPICAL COMMUNICATION PROCESS FOLLOWED DURING APP DEVELOPMENT? The app development process includes several iterations. Therefore, it’s essential for the development agency to be in continuous communication with you at each stage so that you are up to date on the progress and aware of the bottlenecks.
  11. 11. 6. CAN YOU SHARE DETAILS OF YOUR DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES? Quality assurance should be an inherent part of the development process. Most professional development agencies have a detailed process in place, which includes business analysis, development of the application, quality testing and the successful launch of the app.
  12. 12. 7. ARE YOU WILLING TO SIGN AN NDA TO ENSURE CONFIDENTIALITY? Since apps are all about ideas, it’s vital to have a non-disclosure agreement in place before the project is discussed in detail. While the NDA doesn’t necessarily prevent the idea from being used or stolen, it restricts the disclosure of confidential information to any other party.
  13. 13. Contact us to build your scalable, robust and secure app. sales@techaheadcorp.com
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