16 May 2016, Michał Kowalski 16 May 2016, Michał Kowalski Tips & Tricks 7 essential tips to choose a mobile app developer 33 views Choosing a right app developer might be the most significant and important challenge in the whole app development process. It often determines not only the final effect of your app deliverance, but also can bring you some new opportunities. On the other hand, it can also can be damaging for your budget, time and the final version of your app idea implementation. That is why it is so important to choose the app developer with the highest precision and carefulness. HOW TO CHOOSE A MOBILE APP DEVELOPER? As the mobile market grows, many new app development companies appear and intend to get potential customers attention. From all development companies you have to choose the one, which really deserves your time, trust and money. Below you can find some proven and solid tips, which will help you to decide about your app development partner. 1. MAKE CERTAIN THAT DEVELOPERS UNDERSTAND YOUR PRODUCT, YOUR USERS AND YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS From the beginning till the end of the process you have to be sure that developers care about your product and users and that they intend to get to know them as well as possible. If app development company is focused only on technical aspects of development process, your app can have perfect design and good quality, but will not respond to your needs and won’t achieve your business goals. 2. CHECK THEIR PORTFOLIO Amazing design is now one of the most significant factors of a good application. Check the portfolio of potential app developers and test their UX/UI skills. Apart from design and knowledge about technologies that were used while developing an app, it is also important to get to know app challenges and benefits that developers achieved. 3. ASK FOR CLIENTS’ REFERENCES Clients references are the strongest proofs of developers’ quality of service. See what brands they worked with and check if recommendations are signed with a full name and position of the client’s representative. If so, you can be sure that they are valuable and provide you with essential and true information about their experience. 4. VALUE THEIR MARKET PRESENCE How can anyone take care of your business if he is not able to take care of his own? You should check your potential partners’ website, social media channels, blog and general market presence. See if you can easily find information about them and how the market values them. Check if you like the quality of their design and their website development as well. 5. SEE HOW MUCH THEY CARE ABOUT PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESS Check how client-oriented is the development company and remember that not only skills, but also project management and communication process matter. Do the company suit your needs? The best companies will stand for becoming your external CTO and will be ready to respond to all of your questions and needs. 6. CHECK IF THEY HAVE IDEAS FOR YOUR APP IDEA IMPROVEMENT AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENT As experienced developers they should be eager to improve your app idea by suggesting some creative solutions. What is more, it will be really appreciated if they come up with some new ideas for further app development – it will show you that they care about your business and want the best for you. 7. CHECK THEIR POSITION IN MOBILE APP DEVELOPERS RANKS Mobile App Developers Ranks are the most reliable places to check the quality and reliability of potential app development partners. The opinions and scores are carefully checked by the site owners so you can be sure that the ranks are trustworthy. Check what is your potential partners position in ranks such as AppFutura, Clutch or AppIndex. Now you know essentials things to take care of while looking for an app developer. 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Most Popular 05 Jan 2017, Katarzyna Lorenc [Interview] Where to find a good and reliable app developer? A good starting point can be a worldwide ranking of mobile app development companies. Check out our interview with a representant of one of such directories.