Finding a mobile app development company UK-based won’t be tough, but finding one that has the right skills to take on your project might take a little longer than expected. As is the case for anything good in life, taking your time and not simply settling for the first available option is best. In this article, we explain why communication should be at the top of your list when choosing a developer, and share how, when developers don’t communicate well, you could lose thousands.
Why app developers need to communicate
If you’ve found app developers UK-based who are willing to dive straight into app development, without asking questions or taking part in thorough discussions, alarm bells should be ringing. At least in the early stages of your development, communication should play a major role. In short, if an app developer is willing to start a project without so much as knowing your goals and needs are, then they won’t be able to create an app that satisfies you or offers value to your audience.
Whichever mobile app development UK company you choose, make sure they are willing to meet with you face to face to discuss your project in detail. Indeed, face to face meetings works best because they allow for back and forth communication, meaning the developer can suggest their own ideas for features and functionality. And when you’re spending thousands of pounds on an app, you want to make the most out of the team and utilise their skills and experience.
How to improve communication
The moment you inquire about an app for your business, the mobile app development company UK should be making an effort to meet with you. Once you’ve had the initial chat and they know what you’re looking for, then the ball will be in their court. Sure, you can’t expect developers to drop everything they’re doing and work on your project overnight, but you should expect them to update you as to their current workload and give a rough estimate as to when they can start on your project. Provided that timeline suits, you can then agree to the project and sign contracts.
Throughout the app development process, you should ask for regular meetings and catch ups, whether they’re over the phone, via email or face to face if you both have the time. Remember, though, that constantly pestering a developer for progress will take time out of their day, so if you’re on a tight deadline, then suggest suitable times for contact before getting in touch. Once your app is ready to launch, suggest another face-to-face meeting where you can review and test your app, and then stay in contact post-development to iron out any issues and request new updates and features. You may even decide that a retainer package is the best solution.
Zudu: A mobile app development company UK businesses trust
Zudu is an award-winning mobile app development company UK businesses can trust, whether they are looking to launch their own mobile game in the style of Candy Crush, or an enterprise app to monitor employees and allow for increased efficiency. With years of experience working on app development projects across iOS, Android and the web, our team is on hand to help you create an app that speaks to your audience and generates a return on your investment. To find out more, don’t hesitate to call +44 (0) 1382 690 080. Alternatively, click here to get in touch.