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October 10, 2017

How to Find the Right Mobile App Development Company

If you are planning to develop an app for your business, the first thing you need to do is find the right company for the job. Finding the  href=\”\“>perfect mobile/iPhone app development company is as crucial as developing the app itself.

The effectiveness of your business mobile app will have a direct impact on the performance and market reputation of your business. Therefore, it is necessary to find and hire the right app development agency that has the expertise to understand your needs and the skills to build the perfect app.

When you go out searching for a good app development agency, you’ll find that the options are many, making it harder to find the right company than you may have assumed. In order to find the right app development company, you should first know what exactly makes a company great. We are going to discuss that now.

Qualities of a Great Mobile App Development Company

Expertise: The app development experience and knowledge of the company are the most important things to consider. Most of development companies provide several services and may not have the same expertise on all. So, you must check if the company has enough skills to understand your project and deliver the quality that you desire. Also, you must make sure that the company has worked on the types of apps you are looking to get developed.

Reputation: A good mobile app company will naturally have a good reputation in the market. Even its website would rank higher in the search engine when you search for the relevant keywords. You can take a look at its client testimonials and reviews to find out more about the reputation of its app developers and development services.

Privacy and Security: A great company will not only provide high security with their mobile apps but will also protect client privacy as much possible. It should be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to protect the ideas and project details you provide to them.

Support: This is also an important thing to look for when hiring a mobile app development agency. A great company will also have a great support and maintenance system to help its existing and new clients. Call the support team and ask questions to clarify your doubts and to get an idea of its service quality.

Technology and tools: It is a good idea to check the technical skills of the company and the developers before you hire them for your mobile app development project. They should be making use of the latest app development tools and technologies like Scrum, Agile and more to ensure the development of competitive apps.

Communication: A great development company is one that maintains  frequent communication and keeps you updated on the status and process of your project. You must also be able to easily reach the agency when required, and it should be willing to accept and implement your inputs anytime during the development process.

Where to Search for the Right Mobile Development Agency

Now that you know what you should be looking for in a company, you can start your search. Remember that an agency that is right for some clients with certain budgets and requirements may not necessarily be good for your project. This is why instead of starting your search on Google (which seems like the best option for any kind of search), you should follow the methods listed below.

Ask Around

If you have friends or colleagues or someone else you know who may have had a mobile app developed, you can ask them for recommendations. The advantage of this approach is that you will get the right leads right away. Your network will very often lead you to some really good and reliable app development companies.

Apps That Inspire You

There must be some apps that have influenced or inspired you to build your own or which you put as a reference for your own app. You can approach and hire their developers for your project. Even if there are no such apps, you can find other high-quality mobile apps in the same industry on Play Store and other places; contact their developers to get the leads.

Research on the Internet

Search and research are two very different things. If you simply search for a good mobile app development company in Google or any other search engine, you will probably get the ones that are top in the industry. But a top company is not necessarily the right one for you. Alternatively, you can search the Internet (search engines, social media, forums, job sites and blogs) for the mobile app development companies that offer the things you are looking for.

Remember to look for the features mentioned above when choosing the mobile app development company for your particular project.

Questions to Ask Before Hiring an App Development Agency

Like I said before, it won’t be easy to find the right mobile development company if you do not have any references or if you choose the research path. Ask these questions to your prospective developers/ development firms to be able to hire the best developer.

1. Do you properly understand my business and the objective of the app?

This is to make sure that the company has expertise in your business and industry, and not just in the development part.

2. Can you further improve my app than what I described?

This is to make sure that they are genuinely interested in developing your business mobile app and will do anything to make it better.

3. Can you share your previous project samples and contact details of your previous clients?

This is to check their expertise and knowledge of the subject and to verify their credibility. A reputed company should not have any problem with this.

4. Have you ever built an app for my particular industry?

This is a very important thing to ask before choosing a mobile development team. If they have already built apps for your particular market, they understand the industry well enough to build a good enough app for your business.

5. For how long have you been developing mobile apps?

A good mobile app development firm will have some experience to go along with their knowledge and skills. Experience is the best thing to figure out the expertise of a company in the particular industry.

There are some other questions you can ask to further test their eligibility for the job.

6. How often and by what means will you communicate with me during the project?

7. Where is your development team located?

8. How many developers do you have? Will I be given access to them if I hire you?

9. What is your pricing structure for mobile app development?

10. How do I hire you?

11. Will I get any after-support service?


Shawn Bennet is a professional mobile and Web developer and built a number of apps for both iOS and Android, Also, have a keen interest in writing blogs about technologies. My blogs have a plethora of great iOS dev tips and code examples. Looking for a reliable mobile app development company? SAG IPL is a leading app development agency that gives you the facility to choose and hire your favourite mobile developers on hourly/daily/weekly basis.