I think we both know that a business can’t be successful without a mobile app. It needs to have a mobile-friendly nature. The e-commerce industry is becoming bigger each day passing and mobile applications have really become a necessary thing. What’s more, did you know that Android has the most apps made DAILY? Yeah, hundreds of apps are released on Google Play Store every day.
Let’s say you have an idea, an idea about an app that could change the world, an app which you’ve always dreamt about. However, you don’t know anything about developing an app and you can’t find a good app development company that can complete your task.
There are hundreds of app development companies, but not so many pass the criteria we will list below.
This is your handy checklist; through which you should go every time you hire an app development company!
- Read their portfolio.
Every app development company should have a pretty wide portfolio by now, unless they are new-comers. The thing about their portfolio that will interest you is that each company has a special page for the portfolio where all of their past projects are listed. You must be very careful when you’re reading this page to see if they are experienced enough to do your project.
- Note their references.
Companies would usually post referrals to their customers. You can note down their name and contact them in order to get more information. This is a very good way to get accurate information about that company from a customer who worked with them.
- Check the costs.
You can even compare the costs between all of the companies you’ve found. Contact each company and ask them to give you an exact quote for your project. Don’t always go for the lowest price because you want quality, so our advice is to go for the middle price. Usually you will overpay organizations that ask too much and that wouldn’t be beneficial for you.
- Go Slow
After thoroughly analyzing them, if you still have doubts regarding them, you can ask them to do a small project for you. Once you see the result and it meets your expectations, you can go for a long-term contract with that company
- Their Design Time
Ask them for an estimation on how much your project would take. Don’t accept fast projects nor long ones, because again, they will have low to medium quality. Make sure that they’re doing the projects in a relatively fast time but of premium quality.
Great! Now that you’ve checked all of the things above, you should be ready to go with your app development company. Track their progress closely and always ask them for daily updates and samples so you can see how your app is evolving. These are the top five steps which you MUST follow in order to make sure you’re signing with the best company possible!