Think of a scenario; you have a mind-blowing mobile application idea along with a well-defined budget and all

necessary resources. 

Sounds like all set, right?

But, you are still not ready to get on board. 

What you need for a full-proof and sound plan is an excellent app building company whose experience and expertise not just execute your plan but also ensure the desired and optimum results. 

But the question now is, how to find the right agency partner?

There are certain criteria based on which you can judge a firm and decide if it's the right one for you. We have curated a list of several aspects in this article to tell you how to find your ideal match for a mobile app development agency.

Let's get started!


Experience Over Website

Topping the list is what experience you have over visiting the website of your potential option. It will allow you to screen the company for who they are, along with proper planning.

You mainly need to look for:

  • User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX)

  • Content clarity

  • Navigation

Based on your experience of the same, you can see if the company itself has a good website experience and will be able to offer you the same.

 Portfolio of the Company 

You need to explore the portfolio of a company's previous clients to establish a good knowledge of a company's work. 

You can start by going through the type of apps the company has created earlier, designs adopted,

technology stack used, etc. Don't forget to go through case studies as well for a better understanding. 

After having an idea of a company's portfolio, i.e., its work, along with the capabilities and strength of the app developers, you can move ahead to the next criteria. 

Proposal Offered

Receiving a proposal from a company is one thing. But, receiving a good proposal is another. You have to see if your shortlisted option has offered you that good proposal. Check if the proposal provided to you is well evaluated and address all that you have asked for. It must answer all your' what,' 'why,' and 'how' doubts.

On general terms, below mentioned are the few non-negotiable ones for your app development project: 

  • Business requirements

  • Design

  • Development

  • Execution

  • Testing

  • Deployment

 

 Technology Stack

Technology stack refers to the collection of programming languages, frameworks, and tools used for developing a particular web development project. 

A well-planned and suitable technology stack is vital for the seamless development of your project. Discuss with your potential mobile app development agency and see if they consider the points mentioned below while choosing a technology stack for your project:

  • Target audience

  • Type of application

  • Platforms for development

  • Development cost

  • Scalability

  • Security measures

If all these points make their way to the checklist form the company's end, you are good to go ahead.

Development Process

Another aspect is the development process that holds equal significance. 

There are typically 6 phases for app development. Ensure if the looking you are hoping to go with

follows all these phases. 

Your evaluation for the same must be based on the following phases:

 

  • Requirement 

  • Gathering

  • Design 

  • Development

  • Quality Assurance

  • Maintenance 

A company would know how to take things forward appropriately if it takes care of all these phases in the development process of your project.

 Operational Practices 

Knowing the operational practices of a company is a must. You need to see how a company operates concerning a project and whether their ways are flexible enough to customize them as per your needs.  

Assess the agency for its general objectives, deliverables, project planning, tracking and reporting of different stages of work, change management, and risk management.


App Development Cost

The cost of app development is one crucial factor you can never miss out on. It highly influences your decision about whether to choose a particular company. Don't fall for low costs; focus on the quality.

There is quite a shortage of developers in the industry. This would make the rest ask for a good value. Go with the company that assures you the best price for your development project as per your budget under developers having experience of at least more than 5 years. 

You can also ask for a cost-breakup to understand which part of your budget is going where. 

Track Down References

Conducting a check for references is the final yet critical point to be noted. It tells you the kind of relation a particular company had with its previous clients. 

While seeking a reference, you need to ask the right questions with an objective to:

  • Verify the claims

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses, if any

  • Understand their approach towards clients and work

Having the facts in hand, you can select the company you believe is the best fit for your goal. 

  Parting Thoughts

Finding the right app building company is as vital as any other step to take your app development project to its final stage. 

Make sure to consider all the criteria for selection one by one to end up with the best decision in your business's interest.

Once done going through all the parameters mentioned above, you'd be able to have the best beside you!