Questions To Ask Before Hiring Mobile App Development Company

14 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Mobile App Development Company!

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Pay Attention! This article features the questions that one should ask before getting involved with any mobile app development company.

Nobody will be astounded if share that the mobile app industry is on the rise. Right? It is a commonly known fact now. With the exponential growth noticed in mobile usage, the statement above will get more validation over the years. With this, more and more people are moving to mobile app development for their businesses.

I am sure if you are reading this article, you are planning to hire a mobile app development company for your business.

A Good Decision Indeed!

Know why outsourcing app development is a good idea?

Once you type a mobile app development company in Google and press enter, you will be overwhelmed with the results. You will be surprised to see how many companies are out there that are promising the same thing.

But Remember!!!

Not all companies are good. There are many scammers out there.

How to figure out which app development company to hire?

To screen the best mobile app development companies here are the questions that you need to ask before coming to a decision.

Let’s get to it!

May I Have Your Portfolio?

This is the first question that you need to ask any mobile app development company you are planning to hire. This is where you will understand the experience of the company in the field. In addition to figuring out the experience of the company, you will also get an insight into what kind of projects they have worked on before, assuring their capability to handle your app development project.

Can You Share Contacts of Your Clients For Reference?

Now, if you are planning to hire a company for your app development, you must ask them to share the contact of the previous clients to make sure what they are displaying in their portfolio is true.

No good company will hesitate in providing the information but if they are getting anxious, believe us it’s a red flag.

What is the process that you follow for mobile app development?

If the company has passed the first two questions, the next question that you should ask should be to understand the app development process that they follow. This is where you will judge the cost of the app & the time frame that they will take for the launch of your app.

Unlike most of the companies out there, Apptunix is one of the agencies that follow the agile development methodology for every project. Many of the companies out there will offer you the waterfall model.

There is a reason why we work on the agile development process. It not only ensures quick delivery but also allows the client to ask for the quick redressal of the issues.

Okay! You have come to the point where you have more than one company who follows the agile method, what next?

Well! Ask the duration of the sprint [ideally it should be for 2 weeks or more].

Can You Provide Some Insights on Your Team?

Knowing who will be working on your project is very crucial. This is why it is very important to know about the team of developers a company has.

What exactly to ask?

  • How much experience does your team hold?
  • How many developers are working in your company?
  • How many resources will be assigned for my project?
  • What will be the tech-stack on which my project will be handled?

Getting the answer to all these questions will help you understand whether the company you are associating with has the necessary bandwidth for your project.

In case if it seems like the resources might not be enough for your project, it is smart to drop the prospect.

In addition to this, one should also ask the company whether they are equipped with the teams to develop the app on multiple platforms or not. With this, we mean that an efficient app development company should extend its services to both iOS and Android platforms.

What is your Approach to App’s User Experience?

When it comes to mobile app development, user experience is something that you need to pay high attention to the user experience.UX is something that will decide the future of your app. In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that revenue generation will also depend on the UX. This is why, before you hire a mobile app development company, it becomes mandatory to understand how efficient their designing team is.

You can also check the efficiency of the designing team through the portfolio they shared. But this doesn’t mean you need not ask this question before you hire the app development company.

Will you submit the app in the app store?

Now, remember that there are many companies that do not include the phase of app submission in their process. This makes it vital to ask the company you are hiring about this. It is valuable to go with the company that provides the app submission solutions.

So, do not forget to ask this question before hiring a company.

How will you keep in touch with me for updates?

Usually, it is a bit challenging to maintain a strong communication line between you and the company. Also, communication is the most important thing to take care of while outsourcing a project.

Therefore, while hiring a mobile app development company, make sure that you find out how they plan to keep in touch with you.

Remember ~ It is important to have a strong line of communication between you and the company.

What are their intentions regarding the ownership of the app code?

While choosing an app development company, it is important to know whether they will handover the code of your app or not. At Apptunix, once developed, we handover every element associated with the project even if it is the wireframe. So, decide for yourself.

We understand you might have a question ~ What happens when your app development company sticks with the ownership of app code?

When this happens, you become completely dependent on the agency holding your app’s code. No matter how small a change you want to make, it will have to go through the company.

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What are the post-launch services that you will provide?

One major issue that every app owner faces is that there is no post-launch support offered by most of the mobile app development companies. Often the hard part of the app development process comes after its launch, and therefore, it is vital to have the support of your company during that.

What will be the delivery schedule?

Every app development company provides its clients with an estimate on the delivery date of the app. Although the delivery estimate varies from company to company & product to product still, the two questions that you need to ask a company before hiring them are –

  • What is the delivery date range?
  • What are the measures in place if the time exceeds?

What are the provisions if I need to modify the features of the app beyond the scope of work?

The scope of the work is nothing but a document that an app development company sends the client explaining the details of the app, the features it will have, and the tech-stack that they will use for the app. Along with the basic details of the project, the document will also have cost information and the hours they will put in the project.

Remember, most of the companies follow take this document very seriously and follow it to the last dot. In case there are any modifications needed from this document be prepared to be charged extra.

Luckily for you, Apptunix is not like them. We here provide some extra room for desired modifications in the scope of work.

What are the services that are included in the cost mentioned?

This is one of the most important questions that one has to ask when hiring a mobile app development company. There are many services that are included in the mobile app development package like mobile app design, mobile app testing, and other post-launch services.

So, before you make a decision, please confirm what all services are included in the package.

What are the exit options?

There are many unforeseen reasons why you might need an exit option. So, it is vital that you understand all the norms and policies of the company regarding this.

Therefore, it is vital that you understand their exit policies before hiring them. Do not forget to look at the SLA that they are providing you for the same.

Is the entire team you have in-house?

Note that not all the companies have the complete in-house team. Unlike us at Apptunix where we have the dedicated team for every phase of app development in- house including R&D analysts, mobile app designers, app developers, and quality analysts. In addition to that, one should also check out the customer support offered by the mobile app development company you are planning to hire.

Conclusion

Mentioned above in this article is the complete list of questions that one should always ask the mobile app development company for your project. Along with that we have shared some great insights on what are the signals that depict that the company is great. Apptunix is one of the best and Clutch nominated mobile app development companies in the world. So, if you are looking for mobile app developers, contact us.

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