Now is a great time to introduce a new mobile app to the marketplace, whether you have a brilliant idea for a new smartphone app, or want to enhance your business with a helpful Android or iPhone app for your customers. The most cost effective way to produce one, however, is to hire a development company to do the work for you.
A development company is a valuable partner in your venture into the smartphone app market. They bring experience in programming and market trends, and have the software and equipment necessary to develop, test, and publish the new app. If you purchased the tools yourself, and took the time to learn the necessary programming skills, it would take longer to recover your investment of time and money.
Choosing a cheap development team can be costly. If your application is your product, a low quality app will simply not sell well. If your app is a tool to help your customers, a poorly designed app will reflect badly on your company’s reputation. Therefore your choice of a development company for your new app is a very important step.
Get quotes from several companies, as you would with any new service market. However, do not make your decision on price alone. Talk to the team about what you expect your app to do, and the experience you want your users to have when they use it. Discuss the platforms and device compatibility you expect. Will your app be used on a tablet or just phones? Will it work only on the latest operating systems, or will older models be supported? Will it need to work without internet connection?
Do your research on the companies you are considering. Try out the apps they have developed for others, even if it means you have to purchase them. Look to see if they have made anything similar to what you have in mind. Read reviews from the marketplace and other websites.
Working with a development company for a new app is not a short-term relationship. Operating systems update, and new devices and technology are frequently released. Find out how a company has done in keeping their apps working, both by asking potential vendors and researching their previously released apps. If a developer is too slow updating apps to respond to changing systems, it can devastate your user base.
Finding a development company for your new app can be a daunting and risky process. With some due diligence, and using value and quality as your criteria instead of price, you will most likely find yourself on a successful path.
Our team have developed hundreds of apps over the past 5 years. Contact us and we will guide you through this process.