31st May 2018, 12:00 pm in Digital Strategy

What to Ask a Mobile App Development Company Before Hiring Them

Hiring a mobile app development company is a crucial business decision. You need to make sure you have all the relevant information before coming to a final decision and proceeding with your project. And the only real way to make this happen is by asking several important questions. We list them down below.

What to Ask a Mobile App Development Company Before Hiring Them

Do you know my business and the consumers I intend to market to?

The first thing a mobile app development company needs to do is know your business, your needs, and your market. This will reflect on the type of customer service they intend to provide you, and their value as an organization as well. A Singapore web design agency and app developer is your best bet because they can come visit your office and see your work before they get down to business.

Can I find samples of your work?

The answer to this should be a yes. Any legitimate and reputable mobile app development company should be able to provide you with their portfolio with full confidence.

What companies and industries did you develop mobile apps for?

This information should be available in their portfolios, but it’s better to ask them this question face-to-face to know what kind of work experience they had. Their answer should be reflective of their work ethic. Better yet, ask if it’s possible for you to talk to their previous clients about their service.

What kind of special features can you create for my mobile app? Do you have experience in building them?

You know you’re talking to the right developer if they can create innovations and special features for your app.

On the other hand, the developer may not have experience in building what you need. But they must have some familiarity with the process for them to be able to work on it.

Do you have experience in design and user experience?

They should have the capability to create a simple and efficient user experience that will attract users to use your app frequently. According to TechCrunch, the average person uses nine apps every day. Your developer should help you be one of those nine.

How will we communicate during the app building process?

The developer should offer all means of communication, and ensure that they will proactively communicate with and update you. They should help you understand the app building process, not confuse you.

Will you test my app?

Most developers test apps during the building stage to make tweaks and prevent bugs from occurring.

After you build and launch the app, who will take ownership of it?

Most of the time, the client will be the owners of the mobile app. Ownership requires legal documentation, which you would need to work on.

Bonus question: How much does web design and development typically cost in Singapore?

If your developer can answer this, then that’s good. That means they can provide you more services in the future.