App development companies UK-based all have one thing in common: they know how to create great apps for their customers. But when you’re looking to hire an app developer to work on your project, whether it’s an app for your ecommerce business or a game that you think could reach the top of the App Store Charts, there are lots of things that you need to think about. Cost, of course, is one of the biggest, as app development can be expensive. But aside from getting good value for money, there are other things to look out for, like the agency’s experience and their understanding of your niche. Below, we round up some of the things that you should avoid.
Steer clear of salespeople
App development UK is a huge industry. In fact, the UK’s app store economy is the biggest in Europe, with British consumers spending millions of pounds a year on accessing services, like subscriptions to music and TV, software to monitor their health and manage their business, and Apple Pay and Google Pay purchases for clothing, paying bills and eating out. It’s estimated that more than 321,000 people in the United Kingdom are employed in the ‘app economy’, and that figure is rising. And because of that, the number of app developers UK-based is growing, too.
When you’re looking to hire an app development company to work on your project, steer clear of salespeople. Whilst it’s important not to tar everyone with the same brush, the chances are that companies that invest in cold calling and cold emailing aren’t going to be offering the best app development services, and instead are only interested in getting as many people to sign up for their services as possible. Instead, seek out the best app developers by reading reviews, calling to ask questions about their skill set and experience, and not settling for the first app developer that you find. There are thousands of options, so take your time and find the right company.
Understanding the terms of your contract
When you choose a developer and get started on a project, you’ll likely enter a contract. But before you sign on the dotted line, you should take the time to read through the small-print and understand what you’re getting yourself into. For example, is the price you’re paying for your app development the final price, or will there be unexpected costs if your app is delayed? And once your app goes live, will you have to pay maintenance fees, and how much will they be? Getting to grips with these questions is important, rather than waiting to find out down the line.
Something else to think about is ownership. If you’re spending thousands of pounds on an app for your business, will you own it, or does it belong to your developer? If you want to make more changes, do you have to use their agency, or can you find another developer to take on the project? Ask for intellectual property of the app code, and know your rights before you begin.
One of the best app development companies UK businesses could choose
There are thousands of app development companies UK-based, but few have had the privilege of working with esteemed organisations such as NHS Scotland, NPower and Action for Children. At Zudu, we’re trusted by businesses both big and small, and offer a range of app development solutions designed for both consumer-facing and internally-facing software. Whether you want to optimise your efficiency or create new revenue streams, we can develop an application that meets your requirements. Call us today on 01382 690080 or click here to send us an email.