Businesses around the world now depended on technology. Regardless of a business type, some of its parts or maybe all of them will not function or lose their efficiency if you put computers, apps, and terminals out of their operations.
As a result, it can easily be predicted that almost all businesses have a dependency on technologies. Maybe, you are looking for updating your website or want a better implementation of your mobile app with your existing website database to bring things under one umbrella. Perhaps, you have discovered how integrating a CRM with your business app can help you bring desired simplicity in all your operations.
So whatever your business type is, it’s noticeable that you need custom development. Of course, it’s an investment, and like other investments, you want to ensure the best value out of it. If you are smart enough, you know that choosing the cheapest one will not bring that value. In fact, it may return nothing but hopelessness and a waste of money.
Though hiring developers for an application is more complicated than purchasing a new machine or part. The success of a custom app development depends on the trust between a business and developers. Both don’t know much about the solution being created. Because it’s a custom solution, no standard definition exists.
So what will guide you to make the best decision and choose a developer out of several others available in the market? You can begin it when you know what you can expect from your application developer. You will need to go through their processes as well as the past achievements to confidently make a good choice.
Evaluate their works
When hiring a reputable firm, the firm is supposed to own a rich work portfolio exhibiting all sorts of work samples which it has created or can create. A great way to discover the true level of the firm is you visit Clutch. co – A B2B research and review company.
Clutch is a trustworthy platform when it comes to getting details of an app development company and customer reviews. Before a review is published on Clutch, it takes time to personally interview every client review.
By reviewing a company’s previous work thoroughly, you would be able to conclude whether it fits your requirements or not.
Understand the process they follow
Every app development goes through a process. Some parts of the process are seen as opaque to particular developers but not all of them. Regardless of whether you are actively participating in each and every app development stage or not, you can expect your developers to have a specific process and to stick to that process throughout the development.
Your developers will also let you know what methodology among waterfall, agile, lean, etc they will use for your app project. Once you know about the development methodology, you will also be able to assume what level of participation will be required.
Discovery & planning phase
This is a vital phase of getting the right apps. Here your app developers need to dig deep and understand the problem that you want to solve with the solution.
A thoroughly conducted study may deliver a lot. It can be about a more precise timeline, fewer back and front requirements, better product delivery, etc.
Design & development
The design and development are two phases so don’t confuse them only with one. In the designing phase of your app, a firm will take all your inputs to understand your needs, target customers and goals to be achieved and then put them together into app design.
When every element of the design is set at its place and approved by you, it’s time the firm begins the app development. The development includes coding, integration of the front-end with the back-end, making all required features functioning as per the researches and discovery, and preparing the end-product ready for the testing.
Test & deploy
Professional development companies ask app owners to participate in the testing process called User Acceptance Testing (UAT), as per its suitability to a project. It’s the point where developers test the app themselves and confirm that it works well and meets your needs and goals.
Apart from UAT, the developers also perform a complete test of both parts of the app, and then the app as a whole is tested for both parts working together to deliver what they are aimed at.
If a development firm lives up to your expectations for the above-mentioned points, you can hire it for your app development project.