Mobile app industry is becoming competitive day-by-day. Every new day a new app is being developed and launched. In fact, mobile apps have become a necessary part of every conceivable business. Be it a salon chain or a local coffee shop, today every brand and business has its own app to let their customer book an appointment or order a latte.
Reason? – Well, right now, mobile apps are the easiest way to attract & engage customers, new as well as old ones. Plus, mobile app offers such a platform where you can manage a variety of your business processes at your fingertips. For example, you can earn extra revenue through in-app advertising, offer promos & discounts to attract a whole new audience, and more.
In short, creating a mobile app for your business, no matter small or big can be definitely beneficial. And since you’re reading this article, I’m assuming you already made the decision to make an app for your business.
So, in this article, I’ll be sharing the basic tips on how to hire mobile app developers and create an app for your business.
Basic Tips to Hire App Developers
First of all, there’s no shortage of mobile app developers for hire around the globe. But, finding the right ones will still seem like finding a needle in a haystack. And let’s be honest! – You just cannot allow any random stranger to develop your business app.
So, before you start your quest, you must keep in mind the following tips.
1 – Know The Basics
First of all, check which platforms are there and decide on which platform you would like to make an app for your business? Find out how much will it cost to develop an app (even approximately) and who would be the users of your mobile app?
Knowing these things beforehand will definitely help you have a clear vision and goal for your mobile app.
2 – Experience Matters the Most!
You wouldn’t want a doctor, fresh out of college and with no experience, to perform your knee surgery. Similarly, you also don’t want to hire a mobile app developer with no experience to work on your critical app project.
Experience matters a lot in this arena, especially if you want to develop an app for iPhone. And if you’re targeting the iOS platform, you need to hire iOS app developer who has at least 4-6 years of experience. Though he or she doesn’t need to be the top-level expert, they must have worked on a couple of projects.
3 – Check What Their Past Clients Have to Say
Whether you hire a freelancer or an agency, you must seek feedback on their work from their previous clients. While you won’t be able to connect with every client personally, but you can still peep into their websites for client testimonials or better yet, get on the B2B review platforms for details.
Clutch & GoodFirms, for example, are the best market research and review platforms available today. And the process that they follow makes sure that no fake review is given and a transparent profile is shown to the buyers.
4 – Discuss & Decide about the Engagement Model and Payment Method Beforehand
Do not hire mobile app developers either freelancers or from an app development agency that does not have a proper engagement model. After all, you want to know why are you being charged a certain amount of money and not just how much.
Therefore, prefer to hire an app developer or a company that has multiple engagement models that allows you to either pay in monthly installments or pay per milestone completion.
5 – Lastly, Make Sure Your App is Delivered After Relevant Testing
You don’t want to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on creating and launching an app that is buggy, right?
So, cross verify that your hired developer or agency have fixed all the bugs before final delivery. And if they don’t provide proper mobile app testing services, simply move out!
Also, in case the bugs are discovered only after the launch either by you or your users, have the developer fix it immediately. In fact, it’s best to prefer a developer or a team who provide post-launch support for a considerable amount of time.
There is no clear evaluation process for hiring mobile app developers. And whether to hire a freelance app developer or a mobile app development company completely depends on your preferences, budget, complexity, and urgency.
But before you choose, make sure to agree on a clear set of payment terms and communication tools you’ll use to interact on daily basis. And remember, hiring in-house mobile app developer(s) is a costly affair, and opting for an outsourcing agency will be definitely more reliable.
Lastly, if you feel that your app idea must be confidential, don’t hesitate to ask to sign an NDA contract. Don’t let anything slip. Good luck!
Shahid Mansuri Co-founded Peerbits, one of the leading Software development company in USA, in 2011 which provides Blockchain app development services. His visionary leadership and flamboyant management style have yield fruitful results for the company. He believes in sharing his strong knowledge base with concentration on entrepreneurship and business.