We know that the realization of a mobile project implies an important investment as well financial as in term of commitment, its future success results from it.It is therefore essential to entrust it to professionals , but it is not always easy to trust a provider, especially when it is your first mobile adventure.
Here are our tips for choosing the best mobile agency for the development of your application, one that understands your need and that will accompany you throughout its life cycle.
How to choose your mobile application development agency
in 5 points
1 ° The budget and deadlines
Before any search for a provider, you must already define the frame of your project . This includes the budget you have to achieve the design and ergonomics, the front and back development of the app, but also recectage, maintenance and animation. Each step is essential to the smooth running of your project, do not neglect one.
The second point concerns the deadlines you impose on yourself. Do you plan this app for a particular event (trade show, promotional outlet …)? These dates will be communicated to the agency chosen to assess with it the feasibility (and yes, you will surely not be the only customer to call their team) in time and your project.
Given this information, if the agency does not have online budget simulator , contact a sales representative, he will send you a quote in line with your needs. Seeking the lowest price at any price can save you some money but can also affect the quality of your final product. So do not be fooled
2 ° The expertise
You have every interest in limiting yourself to looking for a provider who has real expertise on the technology you choose for your app.
Choose one that will offer real added value (example: a mobile backend), with proven methods, and will adapt to the specificity of your business ! For example, turn to a partner who uses Agile methods (SCRUM type) if responsiveness and availability are important parameters for you.
3 ° References
References and UseCase as they are called are good supports for January 1 st idea of the credibility of the agency . You will thus know the missions already carried out by the team, the scope of complexity covered and the types of applications made (business, service, social networks …). This information is mostly visible on the website of the mobile agency, feel free to download these applications when they are publicly available. You will be able to test the features and the user experience.
4 ° Trust, reputation and customer feedback
If you want to put all the chances on your side, it is better to have confidence in your future partner (the work you will do together will still last a few months). Although it is rare to find a perfect provider in every respect, the reputation of a company often precedes it. So you can rely on it but to ensure the veracity of “we say” nothing beats the testimony of other customers , so if you have the opportunity to obtain do not deprive you!
Word of mouth is also the best advertising, the recommendations will help you better understand the future collaboration.
Finally, to know if the feeling will spend with the future team in charge of the project of your app, ask to exchange with her and to meet her!
5 ° After-sales service / maintenance
The creation of a mobile application takes time and requires follow-up even after it is put online on the download window. Indeed the work of a mobile agency is far from over, so be sure to choose a partner who will accompany you beyond the aspect of design and development .
If the establishment of a support service is a good start, it will have to offer you services to ensure corrective (bug fixes) and / or evolutionary (new features, new compliance) maintenance according to your needs ( degrees of urgency). It will have the mission to provide you with monitoring tools or to alert you when your app is experiencing an anomaly, and to advise you as to the correct update of your interface to keep you up to date with new technologies.
A good agency will also offer you solutions for analyzing the performance of your app , so it will be easier to estimate your ROI . The mobile datas are numerous and often unexploited, big mistake, they allow you to considerably increase the engagement of your mobile users. Through these tools, you will be able to maintain and develop your application project effectively.