Things to consider while choosing an mobile app development company
We have witnessed many apps that are the work of ‘cowman’ app developers, so here are the potential risks of choosing the wrong app development company and things to consider to help you pick the right one.
Developing a mobile app is a big commitment; for many people, it also is something that they have never embarked on before or know relatively little about. Therefore, creating a relationship of trust between yourselves and the developer is essential. When choosing an app developer it is important to ask about their level of experience, ensure you look at their portfolio, download their apps.
Similarly, gain an understanding of their ability to communicate highly technical problems to the layman. Questions to ask include: will there be a project manager dedicated to my app? Which communication channels do you use to keep me updated with the progress of the project? And how often will I be updated about mobile app development?
The design of an mobile app is increasingly important to its success. Regardless of whether you are creating an app for your external consumers or your internal workforce, design directly impacts the user experience. Choosing a company which promises to deliver app design for next to nothing can often result in an app that is not only aesthetically displeasing but is also hard to use. It is important to remember, design taste changes from country to country, which could result in your app having an outdated interface which makes it stand out for all the wrong reasons. Look for previous examples of the company’s app design, along with finding out more about the design process they undertake.
Technology and Testing
In many cases, apps riddled with bugs are often the consequence of outdated technology. Ensure that the company you choose can demonstrate that they are confident with the latest tech. In addition, the company’s testing process is key. Test driven development is more expensive, often because the process takes longer, but ultimately produces high quality results. Therefore, make sure the development company can demonstrate how bugs are found and implement fixes before the product goes to market.
Under quoted and Undelivered
Choosing an app developer purely on price can lead to corners being cut and a product which does not meet your initial requirements. Achieving a Minimal Viable Product is more important than attempting to implement a whole host of features that don’t function according to your original requirements.
How a Successful Mobile App Development Project Works
Picking the right approach to mobile app development is a critical success factor that can make or break your project. Hubstrew’s mobile app developers typically use an agile, low-risk mobile development methodology that has a proven success record and ensures rapid results and 100% visibility.
From a customer’s standpoint, the top benefits of our method include:
In today’s fast-paced, highly competitive business world, reducing time to market is often paramount to one-up the competition. Our system emphasizes incremental software development and rapid prototyping, which means you’ll get working results faster.
As a customer, you are always in control and fully updated on the project status, and your feedback is critical to the continuous improvement of the mobile solution. To make sure all parties are on the same page, our mobile app developers utilize daily status reports, conference/Skype calls, email updates, and onsite visits, if necessary.
Our process relies on continuous testing procedures, which means software bugs are discovered and fixed early on. To maintain the overall level of quality throughout the project life-cycle, each release is thoroughly tested, and customer feedback is carefully collected to enhance the next version.
More business value
Our mobile application development team utilize a feature-centric methodology, with business-critical features developed first. In addition, change requests are handled quickly and effectively, thus ensuring the product meets the stakeholders’ requirements.
Our process is agile and iterative
An Agile and iterative process ensures constant progress and momentum in the project, whilst keeping the process flexible enough to integrate new ideas and knowledge. The agile development approach also supports the notion of incremental and early releases, which in turn minimises risk and focuses on speed to market.
Integrated teams throughout the entire project
To ensure the quality and consistency of the project, all teams are involved from the start to the end of the process. This will ensure knowledge sharing and testing of new ideas across competencies.