“There’s an app for that” was a great slogan to summarise the explosion in mobile application on smartphone devices in the early twenty first century. When Apple dropped the iPhone in 2007 few could have expected the astronomical shift it would create in almost every single industry. Whether you are a small startup or large and ancient corporation almost everyone needs to build a mobile application to support their productions (or the app IS your product!). But according to a recent report around 44% of companies don’t have the skills or knowledge to actually build an app. In this case there are two options, hire developers in-house or outsource the project to a professional app development agency.
Why you SHOULD outsource to an app development agency
As mentioned above, many companies don’t have the in house talent to build slick apps with a great user experience (UX). A professional app development agency will provide great design, efficient code, and will come with experts who have a deep knowledge and understanding of the best mobile development platforms. This is knowledge that can take years to build, and knowing what works is something that can’t be quickly learnt, it takes time.
Hiring in house is EXPENSIVE
If you don’t have the talent right out of the gate, you will need to do some hiring. This is often both time consuming and expensive. Finding the right person can be hard, specifically when you yourself don’t have a great knowledge of app development (making it hard to assess how skillful an employee or manager will be). Often the cheapest option is just to hire an outsourced agency whom you don’t have to pay holiday and benefits and who find the talent for you.
What to watch out for when hiring an app development agency
Whilst hiring an agency can be the best way to go, there are a few pitfalls to look out for.
● Check their portfolio!
Past performance is the best indicator of future performance. If the agency in question is large and reputable, they should have a good back catalogue of great clients that are happy to sing their praises. Check the apps they have designed – make sure you DOWNLOAD and use them! They don’t just need to look great, they also should feel great. If they don’t it might be time to look elsewhere.
● Be aware of pricing
Get multiple quotes from lots of different agencies. Rock bottom prices can often mean poor communication and rookie development, but that doesn’t mean the most expensive option is best!
● Limited facetime? Limited feedback? Look elsewhere
If the agency isn’t willing to get into the nitty gritty then there might be an issue. Those that don’t take the time to get to know your business and the product intimately probably won’t understand your ethos and mission.
In lots of cases, outsourcing to an app development agency provides a cheap and easy way to build a necessary part of any business. But beware of who you hire and do ample research before you make a decision!
Hence, if you are looking to observing a mobile app development and give your commercial a venture, then touch free to get free quote from the experienced mobile app developers.