With so many app development companies in UK, it can be hard to know which one to choose when you’re ready to start an app project. You may, for example, ask Google for the best app developers in your local area, or you may be tempted by an advertisement that appeals to your senses. Indeed, there are no real right or wrong answers when it comes to choosing the best developer for your project, but there are some things to bear in mind before making a decision.
After all, building an app for your business is a time-consuming and expensive process. The average smartphone app, whether you have it built on iOS or Android, will set you back several thousand pounds, so making the right decision is key. What’s more, once you’ve chosen an agency to work on your app, you’ll have to stick with them when you want to make changes, add new features and ensure compatibility for future operating systems, so think of it as a long-term partnership. We’ve put together some things to check to ensure you’re working with the best.
Choosing an agency with passion
When you’re on the look-out for app development UK-based, one of the things that you should consider is their passion. Working with an agency that really gets behind your project and wants it to succeed as much as you do will allow for much greater results, rather than choosing an app development company that’s going through the motions and will build your app in their usual cut and paste approach. Indeed, finding an agency with passion, and an agency that has the time to bounce ideas off of one another and come back to you with concepts and prototypes may work out to be more expensive, but the results will speak for themselves when your app is delivered.
One great way to determine just how passionate an agency is about their craft is to look through their previous work. If you find an agency that has developed a wide range of apps, covering different industries with unique functionality, then the chances are that they’re more passionate and experienced than an agency that creates apps that look and feel the same every time. As we have already mentioned, some agencies do offer lower-cost ‘packaged’ apps, where they take the same app coding and add your logo, colour scheme and text. But the truth is that your audience won’t respond well to a generic app; unique design and functionality is important.
Understanding their terms and conditions
Something else to think about when deciding on the best app developers UK-based is their terms and conditions. It’s important that you not only understand the cost of development, but other costs associated with launching and maintaining your app. For example, you might want to add new features to your app on a regular basis, but your development agency might charge you £500 for their time. Likewise, an update to iOS or Android might make some of your app’s features incompatible, so understanding the costs associated with those changes is key.
Some app development companies in UK ask clients to pay a monthly retainer, and allow for a set number of hours’ work per month. Depending on the nature of your app and the number of changes you’re expecting to make, this could work out to be the most cost-effective solution. Of course, charges vary from agency to agency, to getting a clear understanding of all of the costs involved is key, and will allow you to choose an agency that offers the best value for money.
Zudu is one of the best app development companies in UK
In an article offering advice on the best app development companies in UK, it would be wrong not to include a mention of our own services – and we’re not blowing our own trumpet when we say that we’re amongst the best. Indeed, we have been included in round-ups of the best app developers in the UK and around the world, and our satisfied clients, including NHS Scotland and the BBC, would tend to agree. To find out more about our development work, or to arrange a free consultation, don’t hesitate to call us on 01382 690080 or click here to drop us a line.