If you still don’t have an official mobile app for your company, you might be missing out a huge opportunity to generate revenue. Today’s customers live on smartphones and tablets.
Most of the 120 million smartphone users shop with a retail or shopping app at least once a month. Your app might be one of them.
If you too wants a mobile app which offers amazing products to your customers or simply provide access to videos, product reviews or coupons, hire a well-qualified app developer you rely on. Before that, ask these questions to mobile app developers to choose the best fit for your organization –
Shall I get references of mobile apps developed by you?
Qualified candidates should provide a list of apps they have created personally. They should provide a list of apps they have played a great role in developing in, with links to each in Google Play and Apple’s App store at least. This is where you can figure out whether they are skilled or not. You can check their vision and experience to develop the mobile app you want.
Can you please give me a list of your past and existing clients?
It gives you a chance to ask how responsive, friendly, result-driven and reliable candidates they are. You might ask whether they worked on budget and delivered on deadline and how beautifully they work under pressure. Candidates often offer references with favorable opinion. So, you should visit the LinkedIn profile of the candidate to see if they are professional or former co-worker.
What kind of device you are currently using?
It can provide details on how knowledgeable and passionate a candidate is on specific platforms. For example, if they are telling you that they can build app for iPhone, they must have iPhone and they should be able to play with the apps they are developing and play with apps of other apps on daily basis. The same follows with Blackberry and Android.
How we are going to get in touch on the development phase?
The quality of app often counts on how often and clearly you can communicate your design team and meet functionality needs along the development phase. Do they prefer to chat over phone or in person, instant messaging, Skype, or email and how frequently? Do they prefer to get in touch with you using a well-known task management system or a project? How frequently will you get status updates?
How my app can generate revenue?
If you just want to monetize your app, developers should know actually how to build it with features that can make money. You may go with pay-per-download mode that charges from 99 cents to $4.99, according to the features offered in your app. If you are looking for a free app, be sure they are knowledgeable in integrating in-app purchases, display ads, or paid subscription.
Is there any special feature can you add?
Apps rarely grab the eyes of customers without useful and innovative features. You need to find all the bells and whistles you want and assess the capabilities of the developers.
Who will use mobile app?
Usually, the company or person paying for app will have the finished product. To have all the rights to the app, you and the developer must sign a ‘work made for hire’ or ‘copyright agreement’. Document must state that you own source code, design, and all the content of the app.
How will you test?
Usually, the best option here is to run it on smartphone. They should provide complete information on how they conduct beta testing to find out the bugs, if any. They must also explain how they will fix the bugs and how faster.
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