Generally speaking, people get excited when they think of a new app idea. Think about it for a second, almost everyone (including small children) has a smartphone or at the very least has access to a smartphone and because of this, Mobile apps are a billion-dollar industry. Now the downside to this is because this industry is so profitable and so many people want a piece of the pie, this has open the door to some of the best and worst app dev companies. Below I will describe what to look for when you are going to hire an app dev.
Even though this seems like common sense some times when we get too excited common sense goes out the window. You need to make sure that the person or the company that you decided to hire has some type of proof as to the quality of their work and the integrity of their work like Materialize Labs. You should also check their online reviews to see what previous customers had to say about the work they received from said person/company. Keep in mind that few disgruntled customers shouldn’t taint your view but if there is an overwhelming onslaught of reviews then your best bet is to run for the hills.
Finding the right price is another thing you want to be on the lookout for. You see the thing about getting a mobile app developed is the fact that price can vary wildly depending on what type of app you want to develop. For example, an app that makes use of artificial intelligence will be way more expensive (six-figure range) than let say an app that simply shows your restaurant’s menu. Regardless getting app made can cost 10’s of thousands if not 100’s of thousands of dollars which leads to my next point.
Make sure that you have figured out a way to monetize your app. So many people overlook this fact. If you’re going to spend the equivalent of purchasing a home on getting an app developed, you need to make sure that you have a solid monetization strategy and a good app dev can help you with this. Now it’s technically not his job to do so but if he or she is a seasoned professional then they can point you in the right direction.
Get More Than One Quote
Another common mistake people seem to make is that they simply take the first quote that they receive simply because they are anxious. The only time it’s really good to take someone’s first quite is if it’s based on a recommendation from someone your trust. The reason why is due to the fact that being cheap can end up costing you more in the long run, like the saying goes “You buy cheap, you buy twice” and I’m sure that’s not something you would like to do especially if you’ve already spent thousands of dollars.
Do Your Research
This should actually be the first thing on the list. You need to check to see if the app that you want to develop is already made/available. You also want to make sure you do market research to make sure that people even want the app that you’re planning on developing. The worst thing you can do is not do your research because then what ends up happening is you’ll be out thousands of dollars and will be your own fault. Don’t skimp out on the research because at the end of the day this lets you know what you should and shouldn’t do even if that means you should NOT create the app.
Get Feed Back
This could also be seen as part of market research but what you want to do is get feedback and make sure that people are interested in the app. This is a sure-fire way to save you from a huge headache later. It’s best to get feedback from people that you don’t know and the reason why comes down to the fact that they might be more honest than your friends. Your friends are more likely going to tell you something positive in order to avoid hurting your feelings while a stranger will kinda tell you like it is. Just make sure that you don’t say that you’re the one who’s planning on creating the app as this might screw the feedback because at the end of the day people have the tendency to tell you what you want to hear.