Now you have decided that only an Android application you can rely on to carry out your project. You need it to sell your products. You need the Android operating system to reach your target market. And finally, you need Android to achieve the financial benefits you expect!
The next question is “Where can you find your Android application developer?”
Choosing an Android app development company for your application is not something that can be done lightly. You must be very serious! But seriousness alone is not enough, because you need to understand the main points in choosing an Android application development company. Some basic questions may help you to choose the right company.
What you should know
Each developer has specific skills and you cannot randomly choose one of the several developers you have found to develop your Android application. It was an unwise move. You have to know the specific skills of a developer and what their reputation is. Thus you may make a mistake (in choosing) but it will not be fatal.
You need to know that within every agency there is a group of people, men, and women with specific programming skills. Some are more skilled than others and others may be “more diligent”. You won’t find people who are uniform but of course, some standards are adhered to by each agency. Professional agencies always set strict standards for their employees and although there are differences in abilities and characteristics among them, they can be considered equal according to certain standards. Whichever agency you choose, the people in it should be your strategic partner to develop your application. As simple as that!
Many workflows must be passed, from concept preparation to programming language selection, development, and much more. Here are 5 important points that anyone looking to hire an Android app development agency should understand:
- Portfolio comes first
You can’t judge the quality of an Android app development agency until you look at its portfolio. The portfolio is the initial proof that an agency is truly trustworthy. Usually, it’s visible on the agency’s official website but if you can’t find it, you can ask them to show it. After you get the list, you need to see what applications are similar to the applications that you will develop with them. If you do not find these applications or do not see that the portfolio is unconvincing, you do not need to continue your exploration of the agency/company.
You need to consider reviews from those who have used the agency’s services. Of course, there are always negative reviews but you can predict whether the negative reviews really make sense or vice versa. You can also estimate whether the feedback is dominated by those who are satisfied or not. In short, reviewing the feedback received by an agency is the same as reviewing the feedback received by a restaurant. Not much different. If you find that an Android app development company’s feedback is dominated by disappointment then stop and don’t risk your money!
- Specifications of the agency
It has been mentioned above that each agency is unique. Some are focused on security apps and others may be focused on dating apps. You need to choose only those agencies that work in your niche. Thus you can minimize the risk that they will not experience many problems in developing your application later.
This may look similar to a portfolio but it is much broader. Experience includes much more than a list of applications that have been developed. A professional agency must have worked in a particular industry. You have to make sure they (the people behind the agency) have worked in your industry niche for at least a few years.
- Post-app release support
It won’t stop after you launch your app to the public. You need support behind the scenes to manage your application in your work rhythm and it is not an easy job. There’s always no guarantee your app will run like “a new car just came out of the dealer”. If you ever run into an error, make sure you have enough support to deal with it. No support means that at any time your application can stop in the middle of the road and that will have implications for stopping your service and reducing customer trust. You don’t want that to happen!
Creating an Android app can be very complicated and time-consuming. By using the 5 points above as a basis for choosing the best app development company, you have eliminated some of the initial headaches.