mobile app Development

Do- not miss factors while hiring for a mobile app developer firm

Undeniably Mobile apps are taking the industrial world by the storm and business-houses are continuously striving for  getting their brands conserved with the advanced mobile apps so as to capture a maximum clientele.  The fact is very well known that the, mobile apps are quite adoptable on the grounds of usability, visibility and scalability hence, ample of organizations are approaching the top mobile app development firms for extracting higher revenue figures.

In present days, acquiring a user friendly mobile app for your businesses can be considered as the most preferred solution for enhancing the overall business productivity and popularity. There are plentiful of existing companies that either hire the services of a reputed mobile app developer firm or opt about choosing a squad of mobile app developers, so as to meet the current evolving user requirements.

Almost every app developer will provide you with interesting ideas. But the main catch lies in shaping those ideas into reality. In case you desire to have an app that generates high revenues, hire an experienced mobile app development company that is capable of building your app plus make it justified too with your target audiences and budget. Some companies already own their –in house app development teams, but some of the business firms do not maintain an in-house team, hence outsourcing here comes as a rescue and in addition to the above aforementioned issues, it delivers the best talent in the industry along with the latest technical implications

1. App portfolio of the company which your hire

Capable app development firms will readily provide you the contact details of their satisfied clients with the utmost pride. They have their testimonial that itself depicts their successful projects and where the clients reviews speaks quite aloud. So gather all the success stories and its milestones achieved for evaluating the quality of work that is being delivered by them.

Steer clear of newbie’s as they might not offer you a product in accordance with your expectations and requirements.

2. Ascertain their smartphone knowledge

Verify the level of knowledge as well as understanding about a company by just asking a particular set of questions about mobile platforms for which they have built apps. Your app developer might specialize in building apps for Android, iOS or Windows.

For instance, if they specialize in developing Android apps, they should be aware of how it will be published on Google Play, thereby working towards building an all-encompassing digital presence of your business. You can meet the app development team personally to ensure that they know their job well and there is no foul play involved.

3. Check the market credentials

There have been cases where companies do not provide accurate information  or they offer misleading data on their official website, as regards the projects which they have completed or the clients for whom they have worked in the past.

In such a case it is important to rightly verify the market credentials, rankings and rewards received by your vendor app development firm. Always check the authenticity of the company in the global market by reading its reviews in magazines and on online sites.

4. Cost factors

For a similar product you will be charged separately by different companies. The best way is to ask for a bid by different vendors and then go for which k record that matches up with your  financial suites. Never hire a company just for the reason that it has quoted low price for your company, as  it is the quality that matters at the end.

5. Ask about the monetization process

You need to be aware whether the app will offer monetary benefits to your company or whether it is just a regular addition to the App Store. The app developer should clearly understand your aim before it actually goes into the app development phase.

The developer you hire should understand all the basic needs of your business and ensure that he is aware of all, the app publishing policies that are associated with the Google Play and the App store. Just remember to discuss all the related details in case you try switching between the different cost models.

6. Timeline for the Development

Enquire the app development team about how much time will they take to develop your app so as to avoid inordinate wastage of time. On an average, it takes 4-6 weeks for a business app to be developed, but in case you need it urgently, go for hiring the trained developers that may provide with your project on the urgent basis. Immediate deliveries can augment the cost of the task to a certain level, but sometimes in case of meeting business deadlines, it comes as a major rescue.

7. Ownership and terms for non- disclosure

You should be clear on whether you want ownership of the app or whether the developer is allowed to retain any kind of rights. Basically, it is the  app owner that reserves all the rights to an app, but it is always  a recommended practice to sign a legal agreement, for avoiding any kind of confusion thus, signing a ‘copyright’ agreement conserves you with all the ownership rights. Signing a non-disclosure agreement for protecting the app authenticity can also sometime prove beneficial.

8. Verify payment terms as well as methods

It is vital to have the clear discussions regarding payment terms and the transaction methodologies for avoiding any kind of dispute that may crop up later on. Ask the company about their standard app pricing strategies and graph the payment structures accordingly. Some companies demand for one-time full payment, while others might necessitate payments at regular intervals or upon the completion of all the stages pertaining to app development.


These are some of the points which you need to consider prior to treading for app development. So, gather all the relevant information about the company and collect all the significant data pertaining to its work done and tasks achieved so as to process a unhampered app development.

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Sumit Garg

Project Manager @ Octal Info Solution