May 09 2018Written by Manektech Team
In a world dominated by mobile interactions, there is no dearth of mobile app development companies. You have literally inexhaustible choices for every different type of app development needs. Actually, this overwhelming volume of options alone makes your choice so difficult. This is precisely why you need to have a clear idea of the parameters to choose the right development company.
Speaking of development companies in India, you have a pretty robust choice. Here in India along with many top notch globally successful developer companies, you will also come across a whole array of companies lacking any proven track record and expertise. In spite of believing in the tall claims they make on their websites, you check their credibility, strength, experience and portfolio in depth. Let us guide you with some unmistakable steps while looking for the right development company.
Let's start with the basics. You at least have a specific idea about the kind of mobile apps you are going to build, right? Even if you have a unique idea for your app, at least you should know the kind of features and functionalities your app is likely to have. You must have an idea of the audience who are going to use your app. You should have a clear idea of the type of business conversion you expect from your app. Do you need a cross platform app or just want to start with an iPhone app initially? Lastly, you need to have a clear idea about the competitor apps and their respective strengths and weaknesses. Only when you have a clear idea about all these, you should approach a development company.
The reputation of a developer company comes first, often before other considerations. Well, reputation is not a vague term and there are many aspects. Industry certification, global clientele, rewards and recognition, customer reviews, development facilities, human capital and workplace environments, all these together constitute the reputation of a development company.
Once you make a shortlist of reputed development companies, you need to shortlist some of them with similar app portfolio. If you wish to build an Android app first followed by an iOS app, you need to make your shortlist accordingly.
Judging a developer company by customer reviews is really a smart thing to do. But your research should not be limited to the reviews and testimonials published in company websites and company’s social pages. You can openly ask about the company in different forums, research about its clientele and customer feedback over social media and even can ask other companies for feedback. When you research on customer feedback not only give importance to the end product but also what customers have to say about the customer service and development process.
These days any app cannot just afford to stay limited with one platform. Though iOS apps still earn the highest revenue, Android is the most popular platform having its presence across the majority of devices. So, it would be wise to build your app with a company who has expertise with both the platforms. Even if you just want to launch your app on just one platform initially, later on, the same company can handle your development task for the other platforms.
If you are ambitious to unroll a wearable app version someday in the future, it would be wise to choose a company that has the expertise in all these OS and device platforms. For a business, an app development company becomes a partner and so you need to make your choice with long-term objectives in mind.
The app market is tremendously competitive and so, development time is a crucial determinant factor. You should be clear whether the company strictly maintains the project time lines and schedule to launch the app as projected. Lastly, you should always look at a most competitive price quote if all the above-mentioned parameters are met.
The last piece of advice would be to plan the app development and marketing long before it actually goes in the hands of the developers. If you can be prepared with a simple prototype of the kind of app you need, making a choice and taking a final call becomes less cumbersome.