With more than 5 billion mobile apps’ users all over the world, professional business mobile apps are generating endless profitable opportunities for all kinds of business (Startups – Local Companies – Enterprises & Brands) but the main challenge is choosing the most suitable mobile application development company to design, develop, deploy and provide future maintenance & upgrades for your dream business mobile app.
Hiring a professional mobile application development company is a major concern for any business that decided to invest in developing a business mobile app as it’s not a quick deal but it’s a long-term commitment from both parties (your business & the chosen development partner) in the development, deployment, maintenance and upgrading phases.
Reaching a proper decision about which mobile apps development company to hire from many available alternatives to develop a functional business mobile app that delivers the expected benefits and highest possible return on investment (ROI) requires following certain rational steps that will be discussed in the following sections of this articles.
Choosing a mobile application development company steps
Investing in any business solution including marketing and technological solutions is a critical decision to make which requires following certain suitable procedures to avoid wasting your business budget without achieving the desired results.
The same is required when you decide to develop a business mobile as they are the main steps to follow before reaching the best suitable decision including:
Defining your business needs & goals
Rushing to hire a mobile application development company when you only have the idea of the mobile app is a common mistake among entrepreneurs and businesses.
The first step after deciding that a business mobile app is a suitable investment for your business is to define your main needs and goals of this investment by defining:
The App Type: business mobile apps types are various including (Banking & Finance – Retail & Ecommerce – Media & Entertainment – Travel & Tourism – Healthcare & Fitness – Sales Management – Food & Beverages Delivery – Education & E-learning – News) apps.
The Required Features: after deciding your app type, you’ll be able to figure main features and solutions to be added in your business app from many applicable features including:
- Communication & Chatting Options
- Push Notifications
- Payment Gateways
- CRM & Databases
- Data Security
- Maps & Location Tracking
- Customer Reviews
- Order Tracking
- Social Media Integration
- Data Cashing for offline work
- Video Streaming
- eTickiting System
- Virtual Tours & AR Navigation
- Integration with other software systems or other applications
Your business mobile app feature will be customized based on the main uses and the targeted audience needs.
The App Nature: choosing to develop a native or cross-platform mobile app for your business based on the performance level desired and allocated budget.
The Targeted Audience: deciding whether your app targeted audience is the Android users or the iPhone users or both and also declaring whether you’re targeting mobile or tablet users or both as these aspects will define the cost and duration needed to develop your business mobile app.
Future Maintenance & Upgrades: put into consideration choosing a mobile application development company that provides maintenance services to avoid losing any business opportunities if any coding bug or performance problems appears in the future or when your business mobile app needs upgrading and migration due to technology or market changes.
After defining the main needs and goals out of investing in developing a professional mobile app for your business, you’ll have a clear picture of the suitable criteria of mobile application development companies and you’ll be able to set a realistic flexible budget for the project.
Searching for mobile apps development companies
After deciding the main features required and business mobile app and suitable allocated budget to drive the resulted ROI, your next step is to find the best mobile development partner through Google search results and avoid recommendations as it could be biased.
Use suitable search queries like “best mobile application development company” or “best mobile apps development company in Egypt” and make a list of at least 10 companies from the organic search results to evaluate each option and to choose finally the best suitable option.
Evaluating the available choices
Once you’ve have made your list of potential mobile applications development companies to hire, there are main aspects for shortlisting the best mobile application development company for the project which are:
The Available Services & Solutions: Is the company specialized in native or cross-platform mobile apps or both? Do they provide development services for Android or iOS platforms or both? Do they perform dependable manual or automated testing and quality assurance procedures? Do they provide professional support, maintenance and upgrading services?
If all answers are suitable for your business needs and goals then you should asses the mobile application development company skills and experience by:
- Checking the mobile development company portfolio to evaluate published business mobile apps in your business niche based on their user interface, user experience, familiar added features, and reviews of the app users on Google Play or App Store platforms
- Checking the company reputation through reviews on social media sites like Facebook or LinkedIn, Google My Business Account reviews on search results and business directories like Sortlist, GoodFirms, Clutch and AppFutura
- Checking if the company provides other services & solutions to promote your business mobile app to targeted users organically like App Store Optimization (ASO) or using paid ads including Social Media Ads and Google Ads to acquire integrated needed solutions for your business mobile app
The main aspects to focus on in the reviews of each company are their performance, the ability to meet agreed deadlines and if their fees are suitable provided services and solutions.
Contacting the shortlisted companies
Once you have shortlisted 2 or 3 options, Contact each shortlisted mobile application development company to determine if it’s the best option to develop your business mobile app or not based on:
- Their fees for development, deployment, maintenance and upgrading services compared to allocated budget & expected ROI
- The delivery schedule and ability to meet the desired deadline
- The payment structure and project delivery schedule
- Using an NDA “non-disclosure agreement” to protect the mobile app idea and defining acceptable release clause for both parties
- Agreeing on project management methodology, communication and support options
Once you’re are satisfied with every aspect of your business mobile app development project, then you’re eligible rationally to hire the chosen best mobile application development company to deliver a professional mobile app worthy of allocated investment to create an efficient business platform through your business official app.
Contact Sendian Creations today to develop your business professional mobile app