Finding a Glasgow-based mobile app developer may be a lot easier today than it was five years ago, with companies popping up across the city and indeed across the rest of Scotland, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to find the right app developer. In this article, we’ve rounded up some of our top tips for finding UK app developers that will not only design and develop a great app for your business, but an app that speaks to your audience. As in all parts of life, there are some mistakes that you should avoid at all costs, and we’ve put together the most common below.
Not doing your research
When you decide you’d like to launch an app for your business, it’s easy to get carried away and want to get started on your project immediately. With thousands of UK-based app developers to choose from, you can, in theory, launch an app in just a month or two. But rushing into your project without first doing your research could cause a whole host of problems as unfortunately, not all developers were created equally – some agencies outsource their development to other countries, some use the same generic template for every app they create, and some develop award-winning apps that generate an income and take your business to the next level. Finding the right one takes time, so do your research and speak to a few agencies before signing up.
As well as checking out testimonials and reviews from previous clients on sites like Clutch (see reviews of Zudu on Clutch here) and Facebook, you should also consider arranging a meeting so that you can speak with a developer or project manager in person. This will not only give you an insight into the way they work, but it’ll ensure you put across your wants and needs and give the team the chance to suggest ideas and improvements. What’s more, you’ll be able to tell whether they’re genuinely interested in working on your project or want to sign you up as quickly as they can.
Running with the wrong idea
So, you’ve taken the time to research and chosen a Glasgow-based mobile app developer; what next? Whilst your developer will no doubt be able to guide you in the right direction, you’ll need to bring your own ideas to the table – and if your app doesn’t cut the mustard, then you could be wasting thousands of pounds. Indeed, research suggests an MVP app can cost upwards of £18,000 and in some cases, continuous development may be required from day one to keep up with demand and features over a shorter timescale. That’s why market research and competitor analysis are so important before you get started. Simply, you need to be confident in your idea before you invest in app development.
Once you’ve got the foundations for your app, make sure you speak with your target audience to see whether it’s something they’re really interested in. Utilising the latest technology will make your app more attractive to potential customers, whether that’s an iOS app with ARKit to allow for augmented reality features, or integrating Google Pay for quick payments. Take your time and get your developers’ input; they know what works and what doesn’t, so use their feedback.
Zudu: mobile app developers Glasgow companies love!
If you’re still looking for a Glasgow-based mobile app developer, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Zudu, we offer both consumer-facing and corporate app development on Android and iOS. To find out more about our work, or to see how we could transform the fortunes of your business with a custom app, don’t hesitate to get in touch via email or phone. We look forward to working with you!