So you already decided that you’re wanting to have an app made for your business. This is a great decision that can help bring a higher return on investment. But who should you hire to take on this big task? This can be difficult as you want someone reliable, professional, and can just meet the needs that you have for this app. You’ll want a team of experts who can get the job done for you. But if you’re still struggling to decide whether to hire in-house, a freelancer, or an app development company, then this article can help you decide on why it’s best to hire an app development team.
While it can vary based on the freelancer that was hired, when hiring a mobile app development company, you can count on professionalism. The employees are well educated and trained to build top-notch apps for their clients.
Access to better technology
Today’s technology can be obsolete in a matter of years. You’ll want to hire an app development company that can quickly adapt to this. One of the perks of hiring an app development company over a freelancer would be the fact that these companies will have the tools and knowledge to enable quick switches in technology. This is something that freelancers often don’t have knowledge or access to.
It’s far easier to communicate with a developer if they’re in the same time zone as you or at least similar. Often when hiring freelancers, you’ll have to deal with the inconsistent messages and trying to find a proper time in the day to have a meeting. This is not the case for app development companies. Communication is easy and flexible, whether you want to have meetings hourly, weekly, monthly, or even by project milestones.
Building a relationship with a team
You’ll have a team of developers who are willing to help you. During the development stage of the app, there will be continuous feedback from the client. The team will do what it can to improve prototypes until the client passes them through to each stage. Even after a project is completed, the company will stay in touch with you to make sure everything in your app is running smoothly as it should.
Dedication and Focus
With app development companies, you’ll have a trusted team from the company that will be fully dedicated and focus on your app needs. There won’t be any concerns for juggling clients, as the team will only have time and focus for your app project. This is both far more efficient and saves time, which means that your app can be put out on the play store much sooner.
A project manager must be present to help coordinate the dedicated team. The development project has many steps to create the best app so someone must be involved in overseeing it. You, as the client, shouldn’t have to do it. This is why it’s ideal to choose a company to develop the app because meetings will be conducted to keep track of the progress of the app’s development.
More than just designing an app
When it comes to mobile apps, you’ll need something consistently to work on the app. This developer(s) will need to create updates, fix bugs, security, and so many other things once the app is finished and live on the play store. Support and consistent maintenance are both very important for customer experience.
Freelancers often don’t provide the continuous service to do security, support, updates, and maintenance to the app. This is why it’s better to go with an app development company, they realize that having a successful app requires a lot of care and looking after, even after the app is finished. There will be a dedicated team to help make any necessary changes to the app.
Rigorous Beta Tests
Oftentimes, you’ll find that it’s only the freelancer doing the beta testing for the app. It’s not helpful if it’s only one to two persons who are testing out the app to find bugs and in general navigate the app. By hiring an app development company, you can count on a group of professionals to test out the app.
Oftentimes these companies will have in-house employees and their group (a third party) of users who will interact with the app and provide their feedback. This is a large advantage thanks to the number of people who get to review it. This helps the app developers to continue working on the app until it’s perfect.
A major advantage of app development companies would be the fixed pricing. You’ll often find that for freelancers, there’s the paid-per-project or per-hour basis. This can get pricey in the long run, but having additional revisions will cost extra, not to mention having something to look after the app for support and maintenance. In the long run, your business could be spending a lot of money on a freelancer. It’s easier to hire an app development company, everything is included in one price.