Lets Get Started

What to Look for When Choosing a Mobile Application Developer

The mobile application development sector is currently on fire, primarily because entrepreneurs are discovering that apps are indeed useful tools in which to not only increase income, but to market their business and ultimately help their customers. After choosing to build a mobile app, most people take to the internet to find the best options with regard to a company that can handle this for them – only to be overwhelmed by the amount of choices out there and corresponding reputation ratings.

There are some basic considerations that should be at the heart of narrowing down the best app developer list, and since this is something Northbound LLC knows a thing or two about, we’re going to share insight into this too-often-overlooked area.

Considering How Much Development an App Requires

There are some app development organizations that dabble in pumping out apps quickly (and cheaply) and relying on existing templates; for simple app needs, this may represent a good option – after all, several templates and few designs means less overwhelming choices. However, if a company demands advanced features or an enterprise-level app, it’s wise to consider consulting with professional mobile app builders who specialize in the custom end of this world. In so doing, an app will undergo rigorous testing before launch, yielding a custom app that’s designed specifically around a particular idea and audience…and this leads to higher use rates.

Avoid Freelancers

Freelancers are all well and good in the worlds of writing and perhaps graphic design, but if a company needs to rely on an app to provide customer service, e-commerce or drive part of the business, it’s best to avoid using a one-person solution. The logic here is quite simple: It’s not worth risking a mid-to-large-sized business on a freelancer for projects like this because he or she might not offer expertise in the areas of design and user interface.

Deciding if an App is for iOS or Android – or Both

Some mobile app developers only create apps for one operating system – either iOS or Android – while other more seasoned developers offer both. It’s important to talk to a certain team about their particular skill set with regard to these operating systems.

Looking at Previous Work

Like when shopping for any other service, it’s important to view a prospective app builder’s past work; consider if the company boasts a good deal of experience, if their apps work well and if their designs make sense.

There are, of course, a myriad of additional tips we can provide when shopping for a mobile app developer beyond this list – including checking references and understanding that most people get what they pay for – but the bottom line is that it’s important to ensure both price and professionalism are taken into account.