10 Questions to Ask Your Mobile App Development Company Before Hiring

In the past few years, the business world has changed dramatically with the advancement in the world of mobile and technology. The mobile apps have become their secret saucer to attain the highest level of excellence and success – catering to the needs of their target audience and driving higher ROI. In such a scenario, it is quite evident that you – a business leader – is also interested in mobile app development. Aren’t you?

Assuming that you are also planning to invest in app development, here is a list of questions that you can consider for choosing the right mobile app development company:-

1-Can I talk to your previous clients?

Though the portfolio says a lot about the company/developer’s skills, interaction with their previous clients can help you discover the inside secrets. They can tell you the story beyond the development. They can let you determine what kind of business relationships do they maintain and where do their apps rank in the app market.

2- Can I meet your in-house team?

Many mobile app development agencies get the development project done by freelancers and freshers under their brand name. To ensure that you do not hire any such company and suffer on the quality factor, it is mandatory to have information about the in-house team. Ask about the team size who will handle your project, their experience, tech stack they have worked with, and even insist on interacting with them once (at least on Skype, if not face-to-face).

3- What will the mobile app development process you follow?

A great factor that influences the kind of mobile application development services you will get and at what cost is the process they follow. If you hire someone following the traditional Waterfall process, you will have to wait for the end of the development project to make any change in the plan. Whereas, in case of Agile methodology, the mobile app development company will enable you to modify your app development plan as per your needs and the market trends, implying better results at minimal mobile app development cost.

4- What is your approach to User experience (UX) design?

With users having multiple options at the functionality front, it is necessary to ponder upon the user experience of the mobile app to attract a wider audience and generate higher revenue. That signifies you need to ensure that the Android app development company (or iOS app development company) you hire has a sound knowledge of the UX trends to follow for the kind of application you want to develop.

5- What communication mode will you opt?

Trust me, the communication mode you both choose to interact is utterly important to discuss, especially when you are outsourcing your app development needs to developers in the different country and time zone.

6- Who will have the ownership on the code?

Code ownership is one of the major issues that brands suffer from when they need to maintain or update their app. While having a code ownership provides them with the freedom to choose any mobile app development agency, not having that authorization makes them rely on the previously hired app partner every time. This makes the situation critical when they had not offered high-quality services or are not free to provide you with the required services as per your planned date.

7- What will be your app delivery structure?

When it comes to app delivery, some companies renders an estimate of mobile app delivery at a range of a week or two. Whereas other companies keep a longer sprint, implying a difference in the delivery data range and the scope of making changes. So, asking this question is necessary while  

8- What all services will I get and at what cost?

Every mobile application development agency has a different set of guidelines related to app cost. While some offer a complete package of services at a particular cost, other provide the services at cost individually. So, be clear at the mobile app development cost factor.

9- Will you publish my app on the App Store?

Not every app development firm provides the service to submit your app on the App Store. So, it is vital to ask your mobile app development company if they would provide this service or not. And if not, it is required that you look into the ASO guidelines.

10- What are the exit options?

Though you would never ask for, there can be endless reasons to leave the app project in the middle. In such situations, having an app partner with no exit options can make your situation miserable. So, confirm the same with your prospective app partner in detail before hiring itself.

If your potential mobile app development company provides you with the most suitable answers to all these answers, hire them immediately. Or otherwise, continue searching for more options and screen them out using the aforementioned questions.

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