How To Choose Mobile App Development Company That Really Delivers

Do you know why it is so important to choose a software development company that truly delivers?

Here’s why:

Because mobile and web development is not a cheap investment.

Choosing a bad team for the job, you will waste a lot of time and money just to realize that you’ve end up with a product that has a lot of bugs, its code is terrible and user experience is bad.

At the end, you will have to find another software house to fix what the first one couldn’t deliver.

 

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If you can find a team that is the best fit for your product, you will:

  • Save money on fixing a majority of bugs and issues
  • Save time on communication with a team of developers
  • You won’t have to find another one to finish what first couldn’t deliver

Luckily, I’m going to guide you through some actionable tips on how to find the best mobile development company for your project.

 

 

The reason I’m so confident about these tips is that we’re in the business for over three years now and we’ve dealt with startups, small business owners and multinational enterprises.

We know their struggles, challenges, and questions they’ve asked us when making their choices.

We’ve already put together a list of 12 questions to ask when hiring a software development company.

 

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Now I want to show you what are the most important things to evaluate when looking for developers.

 

Look Around Their Site For A Proof Of Their Services

Looking for a mobile app development company, you will end up with a few of them that you would like to narrow the choice with.

They all will try to sell you their offer, so how to find out which one of them will really deliver your project?

These are things you could look for on their site, which can prove their quality.

1. Make sure that they deliver remarkable quality

First things first, you should always look into the portfolio of the software house.

Find out if they have done before what they promise to do for you. Look for examples of previous works, take a look at technologies they used and clients they worked with.

If the company has a downloadable portfolio as a PDF file, download it. There is a big chance that it will be even broader and more specific than the one they put on their website.

 

2. Check the quality of the code

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GitHub is a great community for developers. And the truth is, good developers like to share knowledge with others.

Check if the company you’re reviewing has a GitHub account and take a look at the quality of work that they put there.

If you’re a non-technical founder or manager, ask a developer you trust to review their code for you.

 

3. Review their previous designs

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Many software development companies provide both development and design services. It assures that the design actually fits your product and designers working closely with developer know better how to design for mobile devices.

And there is a big chance that they want to show their designs outside of the company to prove the quality of their work.

Dribble and Behance are the two examples of popular services, where designers and companies show their designs. Look for company’s profile and see if their previous designs fit your project.

 

4. Check if they are an authority in their niche

Content marketing is a popular way to build online awareness of your brand online. Some of the mobile development companies know that too, that’s why they have blogs on their company’s website.

Take a look on how their write there and what they actually write about. Do they know what they are writing about? Do you find their articles insightful and helpful?

If they can guide and help people through their writing, there is a pretty good chance that they will help you as well.

 

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5. Read clients’ reviews

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All the points above will tell you what they have done, how have they done it, and for whom.

It is all valuable, but there is nothing better to evaluate if the company you consider to hire is a reliable one and has good communication with a client, than happy previous customers.

Thanks to Clutch, you can read reviews from past clients. It is a reliable source because Clutch team reviews company’s clients independently in a one-on-one conversation.

 

We Can Build Your Next Project

So was it all just to advertise ourselves to you? Well, yes or no.

The truth is that you can follow these five steps from above to evaluate other companies and it will work for you – because we know it worked for us and our clients before.

Or, as you’re already here, why not to take a closer look at what we do? We have over three years of experience in developing apps for iOS, Android and for wearable devices. We’re pretty sure that we could work something amazing out of your project, together.

Take a look at our portfolio, designs, and Clutch review and tell us what you think.
We’re always happy to take on new, amazing projects.

 

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P.S. Do you have any questions about your project? Try our consulting services. Our CEO and CTO can advise on mobile and web development, product development and current technologies.

  • Peter Babich

    Thank you for this article. I’d like to add that there are few points you should check while finding the right company for your needs:

    Don’t hesitate to ask questions which are really important to you.

    Client communication is really important, literally for any software development company. So solution provider should understand all your needs, and should be able to contact you freely when needed.

    Check on software company experience, technical skills and portfolio.

    For how long is this company operating? Can they show you some samples of code, or completed projects, or working applications that are being used? That will help you to understand user experience, business model and technology.

    Price.

    Find the right company and check the cost of work so you afford their services. There is always a chance of lowering their rate of services if you have a very good negotiator with you. Do not forget to look for hidden or additional costs in the contract

    Reputation and feedback.

    The testimonials on their website are unlikely to list their faults, but could give you an idea of the size of their fanbase. An established company of several years’ existence should have a reasonable record of past projects. If they haven’t, you should be asking why?

    You can always check some good rating lists for companies https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/32a1ed73-f18f-428f-9c75-0eb2dfdcd50a/entry/Top_custom_software_development_companies?lang=en as an example, those will help you to find a company serving your needs as well.